Profitability issues are the centerpiece for a Nov. 21 Beef Production Convention in the Torrington, WY, Rendezvous Center. Aimed at southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska producers, the 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. workshops are sponsored by University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, with support from Western Sustainable Ag Research and Education.

Workshop subjects include crossbreeding, windrow grazing annual forages, a producer panel on late spring and summer calving, avoiding insidious effects of errant grazing on rangeland, natural and organic beef, practical application of feeding by-product feeds, animal handling, using a systems approach to ranch management decisions, an animal ID program update, and embryonic loss and fetal programming.

Pre-registration is requested; registration is $15, which includes lunch, can be paid at the door. Visit www.plattecountyextension.com for more info or to register.
-- Joe Roybal