Celebrating the 60th Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course
Addressing Cow Herd Management and Business Issues

May 4-6, 2011

Hilton University of Florida Gainesville, Florida

           

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Tentative Agenda

Each year our Program Committee meets to provide the best informative program to assist the beef cattle producers with current issues relevant to their industry at the Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course. Marking our 60th year, please join us!

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60th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

Addressing Cow Herd Management and Business Issues

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PM Session

12:00

Registration (Hilton UF Conference Center)

Beef Enterprise Issues

Presiding:  Dr. Matt Hersom, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

1:00

Welcome

Dr. Geoff Dahl, Chair, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

1:15

Cattlemen’s Comments

Mr. Jim Strickland, President, Florida Cattlemen’s Assoc., Myakka City, FL

1:30

Market Outlook

Dr. Nevil  Speer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2:15

The Economy of Corn

Dr. Nevil Speer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

3:00

Refreshment Break
 

Pfizer Animal Health: Gold Sponsor

3:30

Championing the Beef Industry

Dr. Betsy Booren, American Meat Institute

4:15

60 years of Beef Cattle Short Course History

Drs. Alvin Warnick & Todd Thrift, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville FL 

5:00

Allied Industry Trade Show & Reception

Multiple companies will have exhibits and representatives to answer your questions.  Hors d’ oeuvres provided compliments of the exhibitors.  A cash bar is available for your enjoyment.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

AM Session

Cow Herd Management Decisions

Presiding:  Dr. Todd Thrift, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

8:30

Implications of Selection for RFI in the Cow Herd

Dr. G. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida, UF/IFAS, North Florida REC, Marianna, FL

9:15

Real-life Implementation of Controlled Breeding Season

Dr. Tom Troxel, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

10:00

Refreshment Break
 

Alltech: Silver Sponsor

10:30

Economic Evaluation of Cow Culling vs. Replacement Heifers

Dr. Curt Lacy, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA

11:15

Management of Florida Cow Herd Issues

Producer Panel

12:00

Leave for Lunch at UF/IFAS Horse Teaching Unit

Sponsored by Farm Credit of Florida

PM Session

Management Issues for the Cow Herd

Presiding:  Mr. Joel McQuagge, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

1:30

Handling Cows Correctly

Dr. Todd Thrift, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

2:15

Mineral Management

Dr. John Arthington, University of Florida, UF/IFAS, Range Cattle REC, Ona, FL

 

Permanent Animal Identification

Dr. Todd Thrift, Department. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

 

Co-Product Feeds

Dr. Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

3:30

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by  Helena Chemical

3:45

Pasture Forages

Dr. Joao Vendramini, University of Florida, UF/IFAS, Range Cattle REC, Ona, FL

 

Value and Comparison of Hays

Dr. Matt Hersom, Department. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

 

Pasture Pest  Management

Mr. Mark Warren, Flagler Co. Extension,

Dr. Jay Ferrell, Department of Agronomy, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

5:00

Adjourn

 

6:00

Cattlemen’s Steak-Out

Horse Teaching Unit

Friday, May 6, 2011

AM Session

Cattle Health Technologies and Management

Presiding:  Presiding: Ms. Lindsey Wiggins, IFAS Extension, Hendry County., FL

8:30

Impact of 50 Years of Beef Technologies

Dr. Matt Hersom, Department. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

9:15

Applied Management for Fly Control

Dr. Phil Kaufman, Department. of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

10:00

Refreshment Break
 

Central Life Sciences: Silver Sponsor

10:30

Applied Management of Internal Parasites

Dr. Tom Craig, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

11:15

Dealing with Toxic Weeds

Dr. Jay Ferrell, Department of Agronomy, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

12:00

Adjourn - Thanks for Attending!

 

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