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Tuesday, January 15th

Afternoon Session: Beef Outlook and Commodity Issues


Moderator: Ted McCollum, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Amarillo

1:00 pm: Grain and Oil Seeds: Domestic and Global
Mark Welch, Extension Economist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station

1:45 pm: Effects and Outlook for the Beef Side
Ron Hogan, Extension Economist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fort Stockton

2:30 pm: Break and Trade Show

3:00 pm: Back at the Ranch: Finding Leverage Points in Your Operation
Clay Mathis, Executive Director
King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Kingsville

3:45 pm: Rancher Panel: What are we doing to cope with these issues?
Moderator: Ted McCollum, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Amarillo

Panel Members:
Kris Wilson, Silver Spur (Bell & TO Ranches)

Jim Bob Burnett, B&H Hereford

Joe Leathers, 6666's Ranch

Blair Clavel, Clavel Ranches

Bruce Davis, CS Ranch

5:00 pm: Adjourn to Cagle's Steak House

5:30 pm: Social Hour (Cash Bar)

6:30 pm: Steak Supper


Wednesday, January 16th

Morning Session: Beef and Food Safety Issues: Perceptions and Realities


Moderator: John Wenzel, Extension Veterinarian, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service

8:00 am: The National Beef Quality Audit and Food Safety Issues
Dan Hale, Extension Meats Specialist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station

8:45 am: Antimicrobial Resistance: Regulatory Aspects and Science
Mike Apley, Section Head, Production Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology
Kansas State University, Manhattan

9:30 am: Break and Trade Show

10:00 am: Pre-Harvest Intervention
Guy Loneragan, Professor, Epidemiology and Animal Health
Texas Tech University, Lubbock

10:45 am: Kroger Beef Boot Camps: What we learned-- What they learned
Ron Gill, Associate Department Head and Extension Program Leader for Animal Science
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station

12:00 pm: Lunch


Afternoon Session: Rebuilding the Beef Herd


Moderator: Bruce Carpenter, Extension Livestock Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Fort Stockton

1:00 pm: Evaluating Replacement Options
Ron Gill, Associate Department Head & Extension Program Leader for Animal Science
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station

1:45 pm: Bio Security Case Studies (BVD and Trich)
John Wenzel, Extension Veterinarian
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, Las Cruces

2:15 pm: Break and Trade Show

2:45 pm: Replacement Heifers
Manny Encinias, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, Clayton

3:30 pm: Opportunities for Sexed Semen
Dustin Dean, Director of Beef Programs
Sexing Technologies Inc.