Corona Range and Livestock Research Center
Minerals and Their Role in Ranch Sustainability
November 20th, 2014; 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Click Here to Register!Pre-Registration required. Limited to first 50 to register. $10 fee due at door on day of event to defray printing cost.
Join us for the 1st Beyond the Roundtable event. An in-depth discussion delving into the role minerals play in livestock production and supplementation needs in New Mexico. In contrast to the Rancher's Roundtable, leading experts in mineral nutrition will present three one-hour presentations with a roundtable discussion to close the day.
Lunch will be provided and each participant will take home a bound proceedings with all information from the day, as well as, supplemental information deemed important by speakers and NM specialists. Registration fee of $10 will be required at the door to defray cost of printed material. Limited to first 50 to register
10:00 a.m. Overview of Minerals and their individual function - Mark Branine, PhD, Zinpro Corp.
11:00 a.m. Performance benefits of minerals for livestock - Ted McCollum, PhD, Texas Agrilife
1:00 p.m. Mineral issues in New Mexico - Eric Scholljegerdes, PhD, NMSU
2:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion and case studies of mineral programs
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About the Center
The Corona Range and Livestock Research Center is a 27,886-acre working ranch laboratory located near the geographical center of the state of New Mexico, just east of the village of Corona. Land within the research center is characterized by rolling hills alternating with undulating to flat areas with the elevation ranging from 5,720 to 6700 feet. A transitional area runs the length of the ranch with the southern half predominately pinon juniper woodland and the northern half described as a short grass prairie. The research center is operated by New Mexico State University's Animal and Range Sciences Department. Research programs, as well as graduate student studies are a major part of the research centers activities and are incorporated into the normal production cycle of the cattle and sheep commercial operations, a registered Angus seedstock herd, a native mule deer population and an introduced herd of pronghorn antelope.
Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability
The Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability (SWCRS) is the outreach arm of the CRLRC. The SWCRS is a multifunctional venue with multiple rooms to facilitate indoor and outdoor educational events and meetings. It also houses the offices and library of the CRLRC. Consisting of total sq. ft. that is made up of indoor meeting room, outdoor meeting area under roof, commercial kitchen, library/conference room. There are also a separate multi-room building adjacent to add additional meeting area. The center is located in a rural setting, overlooking the eastern foothills of the Gallinas Mountains in the Cibola National Forest. Adjacent to the center is miles of pinon-juniper forest and open grassland. The primary charge of the SWCRS is to facilitate outreach programs for the CRLRC, however it is available for use by interested parties.
Publications to assist New Mexico's ranchers, farmers, and homeowners cope with our current extreme drought conditions.
Shad Cox - Superintendent