UNL Extension beef satellite short course set; Chase County to host
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educators have planned the 2009-2010 beef satellite short-course, “Staying Competitive in an Ever Changing Beef Cattle Industry.”
Cattle producers are highly encouraged to attend one or all of the courses, as there will be multiple sessions covering many different topics.
Producers will get to see the latest research findings from UNL and will get to determine if utilizing such practices will assist them in their cattle operations.
The series is scheduled to be held Monday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and continuing Dec. 21 and Jan. 11 and 18, 2010.
The sessions are presented via satellite and will have a question and answer session following the presentations. Each session should conclude around 9 p.m.
Chase County is one of the host sites. Contact Extension Educator Robert Tigner for more information at 308-882-4731.
The Dec. 14 session, “Protein Supplementation: It’s More Than the Impact on the Cow,” will feature speaker Rick Funston, beef cattle reproductive physiologist at UNL’s West Central Research and Extension Center.
The Dec. 21 session will cover, “Herd Bio-security—Keeping TB and Trich Out of Your Herd” and will be presented by Richard Randle, UNL Extension veterinarian.
On Jan. 11, 2010, Chris Calkins, UNL meat scientist, will be present, “What’s the Beef?—Impact on Feeding Distillers On Beef Quality and New Products On the Horizon.”
The final date, Jan. 18, 2010, will entail a presentation on “Indexes, SNPs and DNA Testing—Understanding the Complicated Genetics and How It Applies To the Cow/Calf Producer,” by Matt Spangler, UNL beef specialist.