Celebrating the 61st Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course
Making Dollars and $ense in the Cattle Industry

 May 2-4, 2012

Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension
Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32611

           

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Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

Beef Enterprise Issues

1:00pm

Welcome – Dr. Geoff Dahl, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

1:15pm

Cattlemen’s Comments – Mr. Don Quincey, President, Florida Cattlemen’s Assoc., Chiefland, FL

1:30pm

Market Outlook – Dr. Curt Lacy, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA

2:15pm

Expansion of Cattle Harvest Capacity in the Southeast – Dr. Chad Carr, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

3:00pm

Break

3:30pm

Putting US Meats on the World’s Table: A Global Perspective – Ms. Elizabeth Wunderlich, Wunderlich Associates/U. S. Meat Export Federation

4:15pm

What’s Wrong with This Picture – Dr. Matt Hersom and Dr. Todd Thrift, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

5:00pm

Reception

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

AM Session Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

Stocker Cattle Opportunities in Florida

8:30am

 

Food Technology in the News – Dr. Chad Carr, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

Use of E. coli Vaccinations for Beef Safety – Dr. Dwain Johnson, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

9:15am

Stocker Options in Adverse Conditions – Dr. Ted McCollum, Texas A&M University, Amarillo, TX

10:00am

Break

10:30am

Can We Produce an 850 lb Stocker Calf in Florida – Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M University, Overton, TX

11:15am

Risk Management for Stocker Production – Dr. Curt Lacy University of Georgia, Tifton, GA

12:00pm

Leave for Lunch at UF/IFAS Horse Teaching Unit

PM Session UF/IFAS Dept. of Animal Sciences Horse Teaching Unit

Cattle Management Decisions and Applications

12:00pm

Trade Show Opens - Lunch

1:30pm

The Best and Worst Decisions I’ve Made in the Beef Business – Producer Panel

2:30pm

 

BQA Injection Site Training

Cattle Evaluation Skills

3:30pm

Refreshment Break and Trade Show

4:00pm

 

Application and Use of Animal Health Products

Cattle Feed Facts

5:00pm

Adjourn

6:00pm

Cattlemen’s Steak-Out (Horse Teaching Unit)

 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Straughn Extension Professional Development Center 

Current Topics for the Cow Herd

8:30am

Strategies for Beef Cattle Winter Feeding in the Southeast – Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo, North Florida Research & Education Center, UF/IFAS, Marianna, FL

9:15am

Maternal Nutrition and Fetal Programing – Dr. Kim Vonnahme, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

10:00am

Break

10:30am

The Brahman Project – Dr. Mauricio Elzo, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

11:15am

Comparison of Jiggs to Other Bermudagrass Alternatives – Dr. Joao Vendramini, Range Cattle Research & Education Center, UF/IFAS, Ona, FL

12:00pm

Adjourn

 

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