New cattle-production research and info are available at the Aug. 24 Southwest Cattle Conference in Lawton, OK. The conference runs from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lawton's Great Plains Technology Center in the Worley Seminar Room.

Among the presentations are an update on wheat pasture bloat research; the current market situation and outlook, focusing on wheat pasture cattle; how source and age verification of cattle is becoming a marketing issue and tool, and how verification affects cattle producers; BVD persistently infected cattle, and management strategies to deal with the animals; and receiving health management for wheat-pasture cattle.

Registration deadline is Aug. 15. For more info, e-mail Bob LeValley at or call at 580-255-0546.
-- Joe Roybal