Schedule of Events: BEEF Day

Morning Sessions

Beef and the Global Consumer

Presenter: Dina Chacon-Reitzel

An overview overview of the global beef industry and consumer preferences.

Workshop I: The BEEF We Eat!

Presenter: Jack Thomas, Nick Peterson, Tom Bertelle

Fabricating BEEF into retail cuts which camp cooks will use to prepare a hardy BEEF menu.

Workshop II: Managing the Quality of BEEF

Presenter: John Wenzel

Common sense management outlined by the Beef Quality Assurance Program.

Workshop III: Reproducing BEEF!

Presenter: Steve Lucero

An overview of the cow anatomy and estrus cycle.

Groups will rotate and attend all morning workshops

Afternoon Sessions

Workshop I: We Are What We Eat

Presenter: Eric Scholljegerdes

Developing balanced and cost effective nutrition programs for beef cattle.

Workshop II: Welcome to the Future

Presenter: Marcy Ward

Advanced Applied Technologies: embryo transfer, artificial insemination, and DNA testing.

Workshop III: Healthy Cattle Equals Better BEEF

Presenter: John Wenzel

Key points to build healthy cattle and improve beef quality.

Groups will rotate and attend all afternoon workshops

Evening Sessions

Stocking Rate: The Key to Successful BEEF Production

Presenter: Nick Ashcroft, Tom Dean

Forage production and stocking rates are critical in making timely management decisions.

Team Planning: Beef Herd Management for Your Ranch

Discussion and work on including nutrition, breeding program and quality assurance in ranch management plans.