The Southwest Beef Symposium, a joint effort between the New Mexico and Texas Cooperative Extension Service, is set for Jan. 16-17 at the Fifth Season Inn in Amarillo, TX.

The program begins at 1 p.m. on Jan. 16. Among the topics to be discussed over the two days are: The critical success factors to the beef enterprise; the impact of ethanol production on grain, feed and cattle markets; ethanol feed byproducts and their uses in cattle production; trichomoniasis in the Southwest; practicality of pregnancy determination via blood test; and age and source verification. To learn more, visit