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Sept. 17, 2021
By Tracy CourageU of A System Division of Agriculture
LITTLE ROCK — As cow-calf producers continue to face market volatility made worse
by the COVID-19 pandemic, managing risk is more important than ever. Two upcoming
webinars from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will shed
some light on what cattle producers might expect in the coming fall marketing season
and strategies for managing risk.
The Division of Agriculture, along with the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association, will
present two Dollars & Sense for Cow/Calf Producers webinars on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5
from 7-8 p.m., CDT. Speakers will address concerns such as production costs, increasing
feed costs and drought, and will provide updates on cattle markets as well.
“Cattle marketing is always volatile but appears to be more volatile this year,” said
Mike Looper, professor and head of animal sciences for the Division of Agriculture.
“We want to make sure we give producers an opportunity to learn how to better manage
their risk and look at marketing options.”
The Sept. 28 webinar will focus on risk management, and the Oct. 5 webinar will provide
producers with timely fall cattle market updates. The webinars are free, but registration
Scheduled topics and speakers for the webinars include:
Tues. Sept. 28 — Risk Management for Cow/Calf Producers
Oct. 5 — Fall Cattle Marketing Update
GoGreen is the name for the Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program, created to
highlight calves that qualify for best management practices from weaning to marketing.
Those calves display a GoGreen tag at the time of sale.
“One of the things we want to do is allow producers to add value to those weaned calves,”
Looper said. “That helps spread out risks and increase overall revenue for the cow-calf
To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @AR_Extension. To learn more about Division
of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: aaes.uada.edu. Follow on Twitter and Instagram at @ArkAgResearch. To learn more about the Division
of Agriculture, visit https://uada.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran
status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media contact:Tracy CourageDirector, Communications ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com