Nebraska Conference Highlights Production Efficiency

This year’s conference focuses on “Increasing Production Efficiency.” ( University of Nebraska )

The University of Nebraska’s “State of Beef Conference” takes place November 7 and 8, at the Sandhills Convention Center Quality Inn and Suites in North Platte, Nebraska. This year’s conference focuses on “Increasing Production Efficiency.”

For more information, hotel and registration, visit the conference registration website.

Following is the conference agenda.

Wednesday, November 7

8:45 CT Vendor Booths Open

10:00 Market Outlook

- Jim Robb, Senior Agricultural Economist, Livestock Marketing Information Center

10:40 Cow Size and Efficiency

- Travis Mulliniks, UNL Beef Nutrition Specialist

11:20 Reproductive Management

- Rick Funston, UNL Reproductive Physiologist

12:00 Lunch and Visit Vendors

1:20 Internal and External Parasites

- Dave Boxler, UNL Entomology, Beef Systems

2:00 Animal Breeding Programs to Support Ever-Changing World

- Tom Rathje, Chief Technical Officer, DNA Genetics LLC

2:40 Break and Visit Vendors

3:00 Alternative Enterprises for the Cow/Calf Producer

– Burke Teichert, Consultant and Speaker

4:00 Alternative Enterprise Panel

-Sarah Sortum, Switzer Ranch, Burwell NE

-Vern Terrell, Terrell Farms, LLC, Hay Springs NE

-Logan Pribbeno, Wineglass Ranch, Imperial NE

5:20 Adjourn

5:35 Cash Bar, Social, Visit Vendors

6:15 Dinner

7:00 Bull Pen Sessions

Thursday, November 8

7:45 CT Visit Vendor Booths

8:30 Herd Health

- Dale Grotelueschen, GPVEC Director

9:10 Alternative Forage Systems

- Mary Drewnoski, UNL Beef Systems Specialist

- Jay Parsons, UNL Biosystems Economist

10:05 Break and Visit Vendors

10:20 Genetic Selection for Efficiency

-Matt Spangler, UNL Beef Genetics Specialist

11:00 Production Efficiency Panel:

- Jerry Wulf, Wulf Cattle, Minnesota

- Douglas Olsen, Olsen Ranches, Nebraska

- Mark Allan, Trans Ova Genetics, Sioux Center IA

12:20 Adjourn