Celebrating the 63rd Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course
“Manage Your Enterprise, Manage Your Herd”

 May 7-9, 2014

Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension
Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32611

           

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Tentative Agenda                                                Printable PDF

"Manage Your Enterprise, Manage Your Herd"
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PM Session: Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

1:00pm

Welcome – Dr. Geoff Dahl, University of Florida

1:15pm

Cattlemen Comments – Wes Williamson, President FCA, Okeechobee, FL

1:30pm

Market Outlook – Dr. John VanSickle, University of Florida

2:15pm

Cattle Enterprise Tax and Financial Management – Tom Bryant, Beasley, Bryant & Co. Lakeland, FL

3:00pm

Break

3:30pm

Managing Your Cow Herd for Retained Ownership – Jerry Bohn, Pratt Feeders, Pratt, KS

4:15pm

Producers Perspective on Feedlot and Carcass Information

5:00pm

Reception


Thursday, May 8, 2014

AM Session: Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

8:30am

Comparison of Artificial Insemination or Bull Breeding
– Dr. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida

9:15am

Effect of Cow Size on Offspring Feed Intake and Efficiency
– Dr. Ryon Walker, Louisiana State University

10:00am

Break

10:30am

Heifer Management to Make Successful Cows – Dr. Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee

11:15am

Supplement Selection for the Cow Herd – Dr. Lawton Stewart, The University of Georgia

PM Session: Horse Teaching Unit

12:00pm

Lunch at the Horse Teaching Unit

1:30pm

Afternoon Demonstrations – Topics Subject to Change
  - AI Demonstration and Semen Selection
  - Bull-Cow Dating Game
  - Feedstuff-Feeding Demonstration
  - Cow Body Condition Score

6:00pm

Steak-Out at the Horse Teaching Unit


Friday, May 9, 2014

AM Session: Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

8:15am

Considerations for Matching Soils and Forages – Dr. Maria Silveria, University of Florida

8:45am

Why are My Market Heifers Priced Less than Steers
– Dr. Todd Thrift, University of Florida

9:15am

Impact of Selection for Improved Feed Efficiency - Dr. Philip Lancaster, University of Florida

10:00am

Break

10:30am

Getting a Handle on Trichinosis in the Beef Herd – Dr. Liz Steele, DVM, Ridge Large Animal Veterinary Services, Zolfo Springs, FL

11:15am

Forage Varieties and Selection – Dr. Ann Blount, University of Florida

11:45pm

Wrap and Adjourn


Agenda subject to change
 

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