7th Annual I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to be March 23rd

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.

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to Focus on Carcasses and Animal Health

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. Continue reading “I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to Focus on Carcasses and Animal Health”

Dairy Beef Tour To Feature Facilities And Marketing

Producers and agribusiness professionals have a unique opportunity to see how dairy steers are managed and marketed in the upper Midwest. A special tour will be offered Tuesday, March 27 along the I-29 corridor, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Dairy Beef Tour Set For March 27

The I-29 Moo University will host its Dairy Beef Short Course Tour on Tuesday, March 27. The tour is an educational pre-event associated with the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, and all dairy beef and milk producers plus industry and students are encouraged to attend. The tour includes stops at two feedlots and one auction facility that deal with dairy steers. The $30 registration includes noon meal, educational materials and bus transportation.

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Holstein Percentage Growing in Beef Industry

In the recent issue of the Beef Cow Calf Weekly, U.S. Operations Vice President of AgriClear Nevil Speer discussed the National Beef Quality Audit and noted that while the industry has increased black-hided cattle, the percentage of carcasses with Holstein influence has moved from 5.7 percent in 2000 to 20.4 percent in 2016.

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