DeSoto Parish Ag Update - March 2022 Edition

2022 NW Region Master Cattlemen Course

Start Date: March 21, 2022

Every Monday evening for 10 weeks in Many, La. Entry Deadline of March 7.

DeSoto Parish Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

March 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Dave Means Memorial 4-H Building, 10117 Hwy 171, Grand Cane, LA 71032

2022 NW Region Beef and Forage Field Day

April 28, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Red River Research Station, 262 Research Station Drive, Bossier City, LA

Pre-register (for meal count) with Donna at the Red River Research Station by April 21, 2022 at (318) 741-7430 ext. 0 or email Event is approved for 4 Vet CEU's and Master Farmer Phase II Credit and CEC. Topics covered will be: Cattle Market Update and Outlook (Dr. Kurt Guidry), Managing Fertilizer Costs (Dr. Wink Alison), Forage Options for the Cattle Producer (Dr. Buddy Pitman), Weed Control Options and Updates (Dr. Ron Strahan), Cattle Identification Solutions and Recordkeeping (Dr. Ashley Edwards and Mr. Lee Faulk), Master Farmer Program and Administrative Updates, and Marketing Beef Directly - Producer Panel (moderated by Mr. John Terrell and Mr. Josh Salley).

Spring Planting Dates

March 1 - beets, celery plants, sweet corn

March 15 - snap beans, watermelons

April 1 - cantaloupe, lima beans, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peanuts, peppers, squash

Industry Profitability (Cow-Calf Through Packer)

Full color graph showing price per head from years 1980 through 2022. (see .pdf for full graphic)

Annual Real Calf Prices vs. Inflation

Full color graph showing CPL Inflation for years 1978 through 2024. (see .pdf for full graphic)

Moisture Outlook for February to April 2022

Full color graphic map of the United States. (see .pdf for full graphic)

U.S. Average Bred Heifer Price

Full color graph showing $/Head over the years of 2002 through 2022. (see .pdf for full graphic)

Slaughter Cattle Exports to Mexico

Full color graph showing number of Head of cattle monthly over the years of 2019 through 2022. (see .pdf for full graphic)

Join Us! Beef Brunch

March 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

"Basic Marketing Strategies" featuring Lee Faulk and Jason Holmes of LSU AgCenter

Beef Brunch is an education series webinar. This webinar will be hosted through Microsoft Teams. An internet connection is required but a microphone and webcam are not necessary. The Teams app may be downloaded by smartphone or tablet. Participants may join by accessing the webinar online at Participants may also join by telephone for audio only by calling 1-225-614-2374 and using conference identification code: 156 049 856#.

3/31/2022 7:25:13 PM
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