The well-received rains across much of New Mexico in August and September have improved rangeland conditions and dirt-tank water capacities, but to what grazable degree? The second annual Ranch Management Series in northeastern New Mexico, hosted by NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service, is focused on providing New Mexico rancher's tools and discussion platforms to assess range readiness, winter nutrition, risk management, and restock options for New Mexico ranches.
The series began in late October focused on providing ranchers with tools, methods, and criteria to determine how well their rangelands have responded to late summer rains. October's program was well received with over 70 total participants at Kelling Ranch in Cuervo and the Five State Livestock Auction in Clayton, New Mexico.
The November series will be held at the Harding County Community Building in Roy on Wednesday, November 13th and at the Tucumcari Convention Center in Tucumcari on Thursday, November 14th. Both sessions will begin at 4:30 pm with a roundtable discussion and complimentary supper following each session. Sessions are designed to be driven by questions from program attendees into a discussion with experts and fellow ranch managers on timely management topics.
Registration is not required, but is appreciated to assist with meal planning. RSVP online or contact the Extension Office hosting the event.
Northeastern Ranch Management Series is hosted by the Cooperative Extension Service in Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Quay, San Miguel, and Union counties.
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
Clayton, New Mexico