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Slaughter Cattle Pricing Phone Conference for Ranchers Feb. 11

Davenport, Wash. – Jodie Pitcock of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Livestock and Grain Marketing Service will explain the relationship between slaughter cattle prices and wholesale meat prices during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

“Pricing slaughter cattle is complicated and there are many factors at play when packing plants bid on animals,” said Tom Platt, area extension educator for Washington State University Lincoln County Extension. “To a large degree, the price packing plants pay is dependent on the wholesale price they receive for boxed and ground beef.”

The conference call is the third in the lunch-time Beef Information Series scheduled in January and February. The series is being sponsored by WSU Lincoln County Extension.

Ranchers can participate in this conference from home by calling WSU’s telephone conferencing center in Pullman. Advance registration is required. Because the number of connections to WSU’s telephone conferencing system is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration fee for the series is $5.

Call WSU Extension in Davenport at (509) 725-4171 for more information or to register or download a registration flier at http://livestocktopics.wsu.edu.

Other topics scheduled for the series are Preventing Baby Calf Scours on Jan. 29, Feeding Corn Processing and Ethanol Co-products on the Ranch on Feb 6, Carbon Farming to add Value to the Ranch on Feb. 17, and Washington’s BVD Control and Eradication Project on Feb. 25.

WSU Extension programs are offered without discrimination. For accommodation of special needs, contact Tom Platt, WSU Lincoln County Extension, at 509-725-4171.

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Media Contacts

Tom Platt, WSU Extension Lincoln County, 509-725-4171