November 11

(All events listed in Central Time)

11:00 AM

Welcome

Opening Comments and Housekeeping


11:15 AM

Keynote: What a Great Time to be a Beef Producer!

Dave Sjeklocha, Merck Animal Health

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BQA Sessions

12:30 PM
Working Together to Build Herd Health Plans

Dr. Becky Funk, University of Nebraska Great Plains Veterinary Center

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Protecting your cattle herd: Practical application of biosecurity principles

Dr. Julia Herman, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 

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Dr. Christine Navarre, Louisiana State University

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Allflex Livestock Intelligence: Beef cattle monitoring overview

Dr. Jason Nickell, Allflex Livestock Intelligence

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1:15 PM

Break


Concurrent Sessions Track 1 : What’s Happening in Washington DC

1:45 PM
Election Reaction and What’s Next in DC

Ethan Lane, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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Danielle Beck, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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Public Lands Issues

Kaitlynn Glover, Public Lands Council & National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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What is up with Cattle Markets?

Tanner Beymer, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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Concurrent Sessions Track 2 : Business

2:30 PM
Opportunities and Resources for Cattle Producers

USDA Rural Development and Farm Service Agency

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Adding Value to Your Cattle, What Buyers are Really Looking For

Clint Berry, Superior Livestock

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Navigating Beef Consumer and Supply Chain Changes Driven by COVID-19

Shawn Darcy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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Season Solorio, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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Bridget Wasser, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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3:45 PM

Break


4:00 PM

Cattle Handling Demonstrations

Working Cattle in the Feedyard


5:30 PM

Rethinking Methane: The Path to Climate Neutrality.

Frank Mitloehner, PhD UC Davis

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November 12

(All events listed in Central Time)

Concurrent Sessions Track 3 : Rethinking the People Behind the Beef

10:30 AM
Animal welfare – what it means to a cow

Lily Edwards-Callaway, PhD Colorado State University

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Redesigning Cowboy Careers

Courtney Daigle, PhD Texas A&M

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Effectively training our workforce: don't underestimate the power of recognition!

Robert Hagevoort, PhD New Mexico State University

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Concurrent Sessions Track 4 : Production Topics

11:30 AM
Putting to Use Genetic Selection Tools that Advance Your Herd

Kelli Retallick, Angus

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Shane Bedwell, Hereford

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John Genho, Neogen

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U.S. CattleTrace: From Pilot Project to Reality

Callahan Grund, U.S. CattleTrace

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12:30 PM

Break


1:00 PM

Cattle Handling Demonstrations

Working with What You’ve Got – Low Stress Ranch Handling


2:30 PM

Fireside Chat with Stockmanship Clinicians


3:00 PM

Economic Viability in the Next Cattle Cycle

Lance Zimmerman, CattleFax

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Tanner Aherin, CattleFax

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4:00 PM

Open Forum Chat with all Presenters