The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. It will be held in the Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD in rooms 8, 9, & 10. The focus of this year’s program is dairy beef carcasses at the farm, processor and consumer end, along with targeting health considerations for maximum performance.
A registration fee of $25/person will include the short course, lunch, and the proceedings. Pre-registration is requested by March 20 and limited to 130 attendees on a first come first serve basis. To register, visit https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/2020-dairy-beef-short-course or go to the I-29 Moo University website at https://dairy.unl.edu/i-29-moo-university. You can also register by mailing the registration fee to Tracey Erickson at 1910 West Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD 57201. Please include your contact information and any dietary restrictions when mailing in your registration information. If attendees also plan on going to the Central Plains Dairy Expo | Welcome Reception you are encouraged to register for that ahead of time at https://www.centralplainsdairy.com/registration/.
Short Course speakers
- Ty E. Lawrence, Professor of Animal Science, West Texas A&M University
- Bill Munns, Marketing & Product Management, JBS Beef
- Kevin Hueser, Senior VP Beef Margin Management, Tyson Fresh Meats
- Russ Daly, DVM, SDSU Extension Veterinarian
- Jan Shearer, DVM, MS, Professor Vet Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine, ISU
I-29 Moo University – Dairy Beef Short Course
9:30 am – Registration
10:00 am – “Finishing Dairy Cattle for Beef: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – Dr. Ty Lawrence, Professor of Animal Science, West Texas A&M University
11:15 am – Panel Discussion – “Being Conscious of Packer Programs That Fit Dairy and Dairy Beef Carcasses”
- Bill Munns – Marketing & Product Management, JBS Beef -“the Commercial Science Behind Purebred Holstein Beef”
- Kevin Hueser – Senior VP Beef Margin Management, Tyson Fresh Meats, “Dairy Cross Opportunities in the Plant”
1:30 pm – “Health Considerations for Dairy Beef Cattle During the Feeding Period” – Dr. Russ Daly, DVM, SDSU Extension Veterinarian
2:00 pm – “Feedlot Cattle Lameness and Economic Impact” – Dr. Jan Shearer, DVM, MS, Professor Vet Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine, ISU
2:30 pm – Roundtable Discussion with all Speakers
3:00 pm – Wrap-up & Adjourn
The Dairy Beef Short Course, hosted by I-29 Moo University, is a collaboration of South Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Dakota State, and University of Nebraska Extension Services, Iowa State Dairy Association, South Dakota Dairy Producers Association, Nebraska State Dairy Association and MN Milk Producers Association.
The I-29 Moo University Collaboration was established as a multi-state learning community, the I-29 Moo University Collaboration connects extension dairy staff and dairy producers from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska to share research, information and management practices through workshops, webinars, monthly e-newsletters and on-farm tours.