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- Make Plans for Range Beef Cow Symposium XXIII Dec. 3-5 in Rapid City
Monday, December 2
Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) hosted a "Hedging Your Bets" educational program at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza Monday evening prior to the Range Beef Cow Symposium.
- Cow Herd Vaccination Choices: MLV vs. Killed Vaccines by Richard Linhart, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis
Synopsis by Kindra Gordon
- Selection Tools in the Angus Breed by Tonya Amen, director of genetic services, American Angus Association
- Genomic Selection Tools by Kent Andersen, Zoetis
Synopsis by Troy Smith | Audio (12 MB)
- Real-world Commercial Cattleman's Experience with Selection Tools in Angus Cattle, by Joe Mayer, Mayer Ranch
Tuesday, December 3
- Welcome, Barry Dunn, dean, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University
- Current Policy Issues Affecting the Cattle Industry, Roger Bernard, policy analyst, Informa Economics
- Current Trade Issues Affecting the Cattle Industry, Gregg Doud, president, Commodity Markets Council
- Current Economic Picture for the Cow-calf Producer, Jim Robb, director, Livestock Marketing Information Center
- Selling a Premium Beef Product to Informed Consumers, Chad Mackay, president and COO, El Gaucho Restaurants
- Limit-feeding Cows in Confinement Using Crop Residues or Low-quality Forages and High-energy Byproducts, Karla Jenkins, range management cow-calf specialist, University of Nebraska Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Scottsbluff, Neb.
- Pregnant Cow Nutrition: Lifetime Effect on Replacement Heifer Progeny, Rick Funston, beef reproductive physiologist, University of Nebraska West Central Research & Extension Center, North Platte, Neb.
- Pregnant Cow Nutrition: Effect on Progeny Carcass and Meat Characteristics, Amanda Blair, meat scientist, South Dakota State University
- Effect of Post-AI Nutrition on Reproduction, Scott Lake, livestock specialist, University of Wyoming
- How Might Sexed Semen be Used Profitably in Commercial Beef Herds? John Hall, beef specialist, University of Idaho
- Managing Annual Cow Costs, Julie Walker, beef specialist, South Dakota State University
- Producer Panel: Increasing Profitability by Managing Cow Costs: Chip Ramsay, Rex Ranches, Nebraska; Ed Blair, Blair Bros., South Dakota; James Sewell, TA Ranch, Wyoming
Wednesday, December 4
- Adding Value to Beef Production through the Use of Livestock Technology, Steve Paisley, beef specialist, University of Wyoming
- Inspired Questions for Transitioning the Family Ranch, Dave Specht, Advising Generations
- Adding Value to the Home Operation to “Make Room” for Future Generations, Don Schiefelbein, Shiefelbein Farms, Minnesota
- Staying In the Beef Cattle Business, Ross Nielsen, Nielsen Ranch, South Dakota
- Sorting Through the Science, Marketing and Realities of DNA Tools for Genetic Prediction, Milt Thomas, beef geneticist, Colorado State University
- Understanding and Applying Economically Relevant Traits and Indices for the Commercial Cattle Rancher, Mark Enns, beef geneticist, Colorado State University
- From Imagination to Reality: Using DNA From an Exceptional Carcass to Produce a Sire or Donor Cow, Dean Hawkins, reproductive physiologist, West Texas A&M
- Ignore the Impossible, Dane Rauschenberg, beef spokesrunner
- A Cattle Feeders Perspective of How Ranchers Can Supply Cattle that Work in All Industry Segments, Tom Brink, Five Rivers Cattle Feeders
- Economic Value of Managing Genetics, Lisa Elliott, commodity marketing specialist, South Dakota State University
- Animal Health Effects of the October 2013 Blizzard: Observations, Russ Daly, veterinarian specialist, South Dakota State University
- Range Weed Control During and After Drought, Darrell Deneke, IPM coordinator, South Dakota State University
- Panel: Benefits of Integrating Conservation Programs into Rangeland Management, Al and Simone Wind, Wind Ranch, and Conservation Agency partners
Thursday, December 5
- Road to Miss America and the Opportunities it Provided to Advocate for the AG Community, Teresa Scanlan, former Miss America
- Redefining Preconditioning: The Past, Present and Future, Craig Uden, Darr Feedlot, Nebraska
- Evolution of Missouri Show Me Program, “Quality by the Numbers,” Mike Kasten, QB Program Director, Missouri
- Opportunities and Obstacles for Breeding Cattle Exports, Tony Clayton, Clayton AgriMarketing Inc.
- Market Outlook, Chad Spearman, CattleFax
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