Attend the Evaluating the Productivity of Your Herd from Start to Finish program Feb. 27

SDSU Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — Cattle producers are encouraged to attend the one-day program, Evaluating the Productivity of Your Herd from Start to Finish hosted by SDSU Extension February 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SDSU Southeast Research Station (29974 University Road, Beresford, SD).

“The focus of this meeting is share how various management decisions can impact the end-product and influence the economics for your cowherd. We will start with reproduction and end with carcasses,” said Julie Walker, Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist.

Program agenda

• Using Reproductive Technologies to Improve your Herd’s Efficiency – presented by George Perry, professor and SDSU Extension beef reproductive management specialist.

• Finding the Best within your Herd through Calf Performance – presented by Julie Walker, professor and SDSU Extension beef specialist.

• Can DNA Testing Predict Carcass Merit and Feedlot Performance? – presented by Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension beef feedlot management associate.

• Seasonality, Slides and Spreads in Calf Prices – presented by Matthew Diersen, professor and SDSU Extension risk/business management specialist.

Registration deadline is Feb. 22

Registration for the event is $10 to cover lunch. To register, please call the SDSU Animal Science Department (605.688.5165) or email Julie.Walker@sdstate.edu by Feb. 22. If you have questions, contact Julie Walker at 605.688.5458.

The SDSU Southeast Research Station part of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU research infrastructure.