Celebrating the 59th Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

May 5-7, 2010

Hilton University of Florida Gainesville, Florida

           

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Agenda

Each year our Program Committee meets to provide the best informative program to assist the beef cattle producers with current issues relevant to their industry at the Annual Beef Cattle Short Course. This is long in planning. We will have the final agenda with the main topic and speaker presentations upcoming. Keep checking our web site to see the updates!

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
PM

12:00

Registration (Hilton UF Conference Center)

Beef Enterprise Issues

Presiding:  Dr. Matt Hersom, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

3:00

Welcome

Dr. Geoff Dahl, Chair, Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

3:05

Cattlemen’s Comments

Mr. Wade Grigsby, President, Florida Cattlemen’s Assoc., Venus, FL

3:15

Market Outlook

Mr. Randy Blach, CattleFax, Englewood, CO

4:00

Current Environment of Agricultural Lending

Farm Credit

4:45

Refreshment Break

5:15

Commitment to Beef Quality.  What is the Packer Doing?

Dr. Glen Dolezal, Excel Corp., Wichita, KS

6:00

Cap & Trade Legislation, What Does it Mean for Cattle Producers?

Ms. Tamara Thies, NCBA, Washington, D.C. 

6:45

Allied Industry Trade Show & Reception

Several companies will have exhibits and representatives to answer your questions.  Hors d’ oeuvres provided compliments of the exhibitors.  A cash bar is available for your enjoyment.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

AM

Can We Pasture Finish Beef?

Presiding:  Dr. John Arthington, UF/IFAS, Range Cattle REC, Ona, FL

8:30

Pasture-Fed/Finished Programs

Dr. Vanessa Corriher, Texas A&M University, Overton, TX

9:15

Forage Management for Pasture Finishing

Dr. John Andrae, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:30

Integrated Production Systems to Finish Cattle

Dr. Darrell Rankins, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

11:15

Meat Quality & Market Outlets for Grass-Finished Cattle

Dr. Chad Carr, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

PM

12:00

Leave for lunch at UF/IFAS Horse Teaching Unit

Sponsored by Farm Credit of Florida

1:30

Beef Cattle Tools of the Trade

Rotation of Topics (topics subject to change)

  • Beef Cattle Handling Systems

  • Implant Use

  • Evaluation of Body Condition Score

  • Comparing Cattle with Divergent RFI

  • Grass vs. Conventional Beef Product Sample

  • Forage / Hay Sample Collection

  • Heifer Selection

  • Feedstuff / Feed Evaluation

  • Fertilizer Options

  • Summer Annuals

  • Comparison of Perennial Grasses

3:30

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by  Helena Chemical

5:00

Adjourn

6:30

Cattlemen’s Steak-Out

Horse Teaching Unit

Friday, May 7, 2010

AM

Florida Cattle Production Fundamentals

Presiding:  Ms. Martha Thomas, UF/IFAS, Lake County Extension, Tavares, FL

8:30

Basic Cow Nutrition

Dr. Matt Hersom,  UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

9:00

Mineral Nutrition for Florida Cattle

Dr. John Arthington, UF/IFAS, Range Cattle REC, Ona, FL

9:30

Health Management for Florida Herds

Dr. Max Irsik, College of Veterinary Medicine, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:30

Reproduction for Florida Cows

Dr. Cliff Lamb, UF/IFAS, North Florida

REC, Marianna, FL

11:00

Impact of Cattle Production on Water Quality-North Florida

Dr. Mark Clark, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL

11:30

Impact of Cattle Production on Water Quality-South Florida

Mr. Pat Hogue, UF/IFAS, Okeechobee County Extension, Okeechobee, FL

12:00

Adjourn—Thanks for Attending!

 

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