President Paragon Economics
Dr. Steve Meyer founded Paragon Economics in 2002 to provide expert economic analysis of agricultural markets and business decisions. He brings a wealth of experience in the livestock industry. His breadth of work in the pork industry is unique and his skills in cattle, beef and poultry markets have expanded to meet the needs of his clients. He is an author of the CME Group’s Daily Livestock Report, an e-newsletter whose circulation has grown steadily since its introduction in 2003. In addition, he writes a feature article for National Hog Farmer’s Weekly Preview e-letter that focuses on economic issues in North America’s swine/pork sector.
Bradley 3 Ranch
James Henderson of Childress, Texas, is a 35-year veteran of the meatpacking and processing industry. He is a fourth generation rancher in the Texas Hill Country. From 1978 through 1992 Mr. Henderson held various positions in the meatpacking industry. In 1993, he joined B3R Country Meats in Childress, Texas as general manager. In 2002, B3R and Coleman Natural Meats were combined to form the Red Meat Division of BC Natural Foods and Mr. Henderson was named president of the division. In 2004, Mr. Henderson formed Synergy Beef LLC in a partnership with Micro Beef Technologies, a service company that custom designed beef production systems for specified beef programs. Today he is ranching as well as doing consulting jobs.
TAMU State Forage Specialist
Dr. Redmon’s research and teaching
efforts focus on the identification and
evaluation of management strategies
that allow beef cattle producers to
reduce input costs associated with
pasture management and winter feeding
that increase potential for a positive
cash flow from the production system,
and the evaluation of herbicide efficacy
in pasture systems.