The I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host the 7th annual Dairy Beef Short Course online, March 23rd. This educational opportunity will be offered as a webinar rather than face-to-face due in 2021, due to the COVID-19 situation. There will be a morning session from 10:00 a.m. to Noon (CST) with a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST) followed by the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. (CST).
The event is geared toward producers and industry involved in dairy beef production, but it is open to the public.
“The presenters at this year’s Dairy Beef Short Course are industry leaders who will provide insight into factors influencing dairy beef performance along with looking at the future of dairy beef production from a consumer lens and economic stand point,” said Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist. “The Dairy Beef Short Course continues to be one of the premiere dairy beef events in North America and is held as a pre-educational event for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. We hope to be able to hold the event in its normal format in 2022, said Tracey Erickson.”
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. (CST) – Health Factors Affecting Animal Performance
- “The Role of Nutrition & Implants in Dairy Beef Health & Animal Performance” – Tara Felix, Penn State
- “The Employee Influence on Dairy Beef Health & Performance” – Phil Durst, MSU
- Question and Answer
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CST) – The Future of Dairy Beef Production
- “Understanding what Influences your ROI” – Bill Halfman, UW-Madison
- “Future Consumer Trends to Optimize Market Opportunities in Dairy Beef” – Lisa Scebbi, JBS USA
- Question and Answer
To register for the event go to https://tinyurl.com/y8t3puur or utilize the QR code . For more information go to the I-29 Moo University webpage at https://dairy.unl.edu/i-29-moo-university . The registration fee is $25 and will be payable on-line. The links will be sent upon registration to the webinar. An electronic copy of the proceedings will also be emailed to participants at the conclusion of the webinar along with access to the recordings of the two sessions. The registration will remain open until March 22nd.