Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel – Morton, MN

January 5 & 6, 2015

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January 5th, 2015

8:30 am       Welcome

8:45              Let the good times roll: Capitalizing on high beef markets

                      Dr. Kate Brooks, Univ. of Nebraska

 9:30              Breeding programs to supply US beef

                      Lee Leachman, Leachman Cattle of CO

 10:15           Break/Trade Show

 11:00          Efficiency and high production: Can they coexist?

                            Dr. Susan Markus, Alberta Agriculture

 11:45         Lunch & Trade Show

 1:00 pm     Nutritional management of the female to improve reproduction

                              Dr. Patrick Gunn, Iowa State University

 1:45         Post-birth interventions to reduce calf losses

                              Dr. Brian Dorcey, Veterinary Medical Center

2:30 Break

3:00 pm         When does intensifying cow-calf production make sense?

                       Dr. Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska

 3:45               Forage and pasture management to reduce cost of production

                       Dr. Eric Mousel, University of Minnesota

 4:30               Long-term impact of selection for efficiency in the cowherd on production

                       Dr. Stephen Lee, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia

 5:15 Trade Show

 6:30 Dinner


January 6th, 2015

8:30 am         Successful and futuristic feedlot design and management

                                Dr. Eric Loe, Midwest PMS

 9:15             Programs and tools to retain efficiency in the feedlot

                                Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, Univ. of Minnesota

 10:00 Break

 10:15         Feeding and management for various target end-points

                                Dr. Robbie Pritchard, SDSU

 11:00         Question & Answer Panel

                                Moderator: Don Schiefelbein, Schiefelbein Farms

 11:45 Adjourn


 Organization Committee

Allen Bridges, UMN Beef Team, Reproductive Specialist 

gbridges@umn.edu, 218-259-5399

Eric Mousel, UMN Beef Team, Cow/Calf Specialist

         emmousel@umn.edu, 605-690-4974

Alfredo DiCostanzo, UMN Beef Team, Feedlot Specialist

         Dicos001@umn.edu, 612-624-1272

Carl Dahlen, NDSU Beef Cattle Specialist

         Carl.dahlen@ndsu.edu, 701-231-5588

Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension, Cow/Calf Specialist

        Warren.rusche@sdstate.edu, 605-882-5140

Julie Walker, SDUS Extension, Beef Specialist

        Julie.walker@sdstate.edu, 605-668-5458