Northern States Beef Conference set for Jan. 5-6

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host the Northern States Beef Conference together with NDSU Extension and Minnesota State Extension Jan. 5-6, 2015, in Morton, Minn., at Jackpot Junction.

The conference will include workshops and speakers covering the following topics: Capitalizing on high beef markets; How is the market shaping cattle phenotypes?; Breeding programs to supply the U.S. with beef; Efficiency and high production: Can they coexist?; Nutritional management of the beef female for improved reproduction; Post-birth interventions to reduce calf losses ; When does intensifying cow/calf production make sense?; Forage and pasture management to reduce cost of production; Long-term impact of selection for efficiency in the cowherd on production: Successful and futuristic feedlot design and management; Programs and tools to retain efficiency in the feedlot; Feeding and managing for various target end-points; and Question & Answer Panel on feedlot management.

To learn more, contact Julie Walker, Associate Professor in Animal Science & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist,