November 19, 2014
Summit to Sponsor Key Speaker at Northern States Beef Conference
It’s our great pleasure to sponsor the presentation of Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo at the Northern States Beef Conference.
The 1-½ day conference will be held January 5 and 6 at the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton MN.
This year Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo will be presenting new programs and tools to retain efficiency in the feedlot. In addition other well-known speakers will provide updates on production topics in both cow/calf and feedlot addressing changes in the beef industry along with potential management options and technologies.
The conference is open to producers and industry-affiliated people and includes a day and half educational program opportunity to visit with speakers in the evening and a trade show with displays from the beef industry.
If you attend please visit the Summit Livestock Facilities display at the trade show and request your copy of the latest University of Minnesota Beef Team research findings regarding the impact of cattle feeding facility design on the fertilizer value of manure.
To register for the conference visit www.regonline.com/BeefConf or call 218.327.4490 ext 2001. Register before December 18 2014 to receive discounted rates!
To make hotel reservations call 1.800.WIN.CASH or at www.jackpotjunction.com.
Here’s the agenda!
January 5 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
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
January 6th 2015
8:30 am Successful and futuristic feedlot design and management
Dr. Erik Loe Midwest PMS
9:15 Programs and tools to retain efficiency in the feedlot
Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo Univ. of Minnesota
10:15 Feeding and management for various target end-points
Dr. Robbi Pritchard SDSU
11:00 Question & Answer Panel
Moderator: Don Schiefelbein Schiefelbein Farms