January 16-17, 2019
Tucumcari Convention Center | Tucumcari, NM
Southwest Beef Symposium


January 16, 2019 | Looking to the Future

1 pm: The Benefits of Technology in the Beef Industry
Dr. Gary Sides, Zoetis Animal Health

2 pm: Consumer Driven BQA in the Beef Industry
Ben Weinheimer, Texas Cattle Feeders Association

2:45 pm: BREAK

3:15 pm: Emerging Health Concerns in Feeder Cattle
Dr. Greta Krasfur, Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science

4 pm: MLV Vaccine Update. Point & Counter-Point | MLV vs. Killed Vaccine

5 pm: Social Hour

6 pm: Dinner


January 17, 2019 | New Technologies in the Beef Industry

8 am: Water Management at the Ranch
Marcy Ward, NM State University, Cooperative Extension Service
Mitzi Miller, Miller Angus; Floyd, NM
Kenneth McKinzie, McKinzie Land & Cattle; Santa Rosa, NM
Kendal Wilson, Carrizozo, NM

8:45 am: Antimicrobial Use in the Industry
Elaine Blythe, West Texas A&M University

10 am: BREAK

10:30 am: Animal Health Company Panel on Vaccine Technology

11:15 am: Wrap Up Talk Craig Gifford, NM State University, Cooperative Extension Service

11:45 am: Lunch

12:45 - 3 pm: Break Out Sessions
BQA Training and Certification for New Mexico or Texas
Cow Model Demonstrations
Come and Go Tour of Tucumcari Bull Test Station


Individual Registration & Payment
Register Now
$75
Deadline: January 7, 2019
Late & At Door Registration | $95

NMSU PCards Allowed


Exhibitors & Sponsors
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Available Through
January 7, 2019


Exhibitors $250
One Registration Included

Sponsorship Levels
$500 & $1000

Two Registrations Included

Payable To: NMSU
Mail To: NMSU-ACES, EASNR
Attn: Marcy Ward
Box 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003


Host Hotel
Desert Inn

2420 1st St.
Tucumcari, NM 88401
575-461-9882
Special Rate Deadline
December 31, 2018

Ask for SW Beef Symposium Rate

Marcy Ward
Extension Livestock Specialist
Cell: 575-644-3379
Email: maward@nmsu.edu