7th Annual Cattleman’s Workshop: “Pathways to Success”

When: Saturday, January 22nd 2011

Where: Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th Street, La Grande, OR


9:00 – 9:15 Workshop Introductions & Overview

Rick Haines: Owner Independent Ag Network; Twin Falls, ID

9:15 – 10:00 Strategies for Beef Cow/Calf Production in the 21st Century

Clay Mathis: Director & Chair, King Ranch Institute; Texas A&M – Kingsville

10:00 – 10:45 Genetic Tools for Successful Cow/Calf Breeding Decisions

Darrh Bullock: Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, Beef Cattle Breeding & Genetics; University of Kentucky, Lexington

10:45 – 11:00 Break (provided by sponsors)

11:00 – 11:45

Strategies to Optimize the Use of AI in Cow/Calf Production Systems

Dave Patterson: Professor Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiology; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (provided by sponsors)

1:00 – 1:45 Optimizing Cow Genetic Potential with Low-Cost Production Strategies

Twig Marston: Director, Northeast Research & Extension Center, Beef Production Systems; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1:45 – 2:30 Economic Outlook for US Beef Cattle Production

Scott Brown: Agricultural Economist & Program Director, Food & Agriculture Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2:30 – 2:45 Break (provided by sponsors)

2:45 – 3:30 World Beef Markets: Is Brazil Our Biggest Competitor?

Reinaldo Cooke: Beef Cattle Extension Specialist; Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns, OR

3:30 – 4:00 Panel Discussion & Wrap-up

Rick Haines: Owner Independent Ag Networks; Twin Falls, ID

Note: For more information, please contact Kim McKague or Tim DelCurto at (541) 562-5129


2011 Workshop Schedule

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About Engel

Ms. Engel is an OSU field faculty member in the department of Animal Sciences. She has a B.S (1997) and a M.S. (2007) in Animal Science from South Dakota State University. She is housed at the OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center in Klamath Falls, OR where she serves the extension and research needs of livestock and forage producers. Her research has focused on investigating opportunities to extend the grazing season and low input methods to increase pasture productivity.
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