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2012 Beef Financial Management Conference To Address Drought Conditions And The Current Outlook For Cattle, Beef And Export Markets In The Year Ahead

August 30, 2012

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., August 30, 2012 – Two of the most pressing issues facing the beef industry, drought and market volatility, will be addressed along with other related topics at the 2012 Beef Financial Management Conference on Thursday, September 27th at the Amarillo Country Club in Amarillo, Texas.


“Building on the success of last year’s conference, we have assembled another great panel of experts to present at the event this September,” said Rob Gunther, CPA, of Frost, PLLC.  “Two of the most important issues this year for beef producers are nationwide drought conditions and the uncertainty of future commodity markets.  Both topics will be covered by nationally known experts in their fields.”


The purpose of the Beef Financial Management Conference is to address the needs of the beef production industry by offering insight into current business trends and issues.  It will include in-depth financial information including: the 2012 drought and its economic impact to beef producers, estate planning considerations with impending tax law changes, futures markets after MF Global and Peregrine Financial, risk management strategies, legislative updates and an overall outlook of cattle, grain and export markets.


The event will be held at the Amarillo Country Club in Amarillo from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a special reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The conference is free for feedlot operators, cattlemen and packers. Cattle industry associates will have a $100 admission fee.  Registration for the conference is available online at


The sponsors for the conference are Frost, PLLC; Great Plains Ag Credit; Commodity Risk Management; Commodity and Ingredient Hedging, LLC; Brock Thompson Trading, LLC; and JD Heiskell & Company.


For more information about the conference, please contact Rob Gunther at (501) 376-9241 or or Heath Wilson at (806) 376-4669 or

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