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Beef Cattle Short Course May 7-9

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Welcome to the 63rd Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course for the cattle industry! The Beef Cattle Short Course is considered one of the premier beef cattle educational events in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions with significance nationally and globally. The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an elevated level of management skill with practical applications for every beef cattle producer, in Florida and beyond. The course focuses on unique challenges facing our beef industry, beef production issues, urban growth, global competition, changing consumer demands, and economic and environmental sustainability. Every year, this short course leads the industry in covering subject areas and topics prior to those issues becoming management concerns. Participants get to hear contrasting, alternative, and complimentary ideas about the beef cattle enterprise.

Short of paying a professional consultant, there is no better source of information for beef cattle producers than the Florida Beef Cattle Short Course.

Save $ 40 when you register by April 25th! Register now!

Who Should Attend?

The Beef Cattle Short Course brings together cattlemen, University of Florida and county extension faculty and staff to hear nationally recognized speakers, from UF, other academia institutions, and industry. We partner with our valuable Allied Industry partners to bring you a viable and diverse Tradeshow, sharing industry and product specific information. Annually, approximately 30 trade representatives have booths available to demonstrate products and distribute information. In addition, each year, part of a day is spent at one of the Department of Animal Sciences research and teaching units for hands – on demonstrations.

We invite you to attend the Florida Beef Short Course and come away with new and innovative knowledge about the beef cattle industry!

“Manage Your Enterprise, Manage Your Herd”

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PM Session: Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

1:00pm Welcome – Dr. Geoff Dahl, University of Florida
1:15pm Cattlemen Comments – Wes Williamson, President FCA, Okeechobee, FL
1:30pm Market Outlook – Dr. John VanSickle, University of Florida
2:15pm Cattle Enterprise Tax and Financial Management – Tom Bryant, Beasley, Bryant & Co. Lakeland, FL
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Managing Your Cow Herd for Retained Ownership – Jerry Bohn, Pratt Feeders, Pratt, KS
4:15pm Producers Perspective on Feedlot and Carcass Information
5:00pm Reception

Thursday, May 8, 2014

AM Session: Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

8:30am Comparison of Artificial Insemination or Bull Breeding
– Dr. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida
9:15am Effect of Cow Size on Offspring Feed Intake and Efficiency
– Dr. Ryon Walker, Louisiana State University
10:00am Break
10:30am Heifer Management to Make Successful Cows – Dr. Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee
11:15am Supplement Selection for the Cow Herd – Dr. Lawton Stewart, The University of Georgia

PM Session: Horse Teaching Unit

12:00pm Lunch at the Horse Teaching Unit
1:30pm Afternoon Demonstrations – Topics Subject to Change
– AI Demonstration and Semen Selection
– Bull-Cow Dating Game
– Feedstuff-Feeding Demonstration
– Cow Body Condition Score
6:00pm Steak-Out at the Horse Teaching Unit

Friday, May 9, 2014

AM Session: Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

8:15am Considerations for Matching Soils and Forages – Dr. Maria Silveria, University of Florida
8:45am Why are My Market Heifers Priced Less than Steers
– Dr. Todd Thrift, University of Florida
9:15am Impact of Selection for Improved Feed Efficiency – Dr. Philip Lancaster, University of Florida
10:00am Break
10:30am Getting a Handle on Trichinosis in the Beef Herd – Dr. Liz Steele, DVM, Ridge Large Animal Veterinary Services, Zolfo Springs, FL
11:15am Forage Varieties and Selection – Dr. Ann Blount, University of Florida
11:45pm Wrap and Adjourn

Agenda subject to change

For More Information

Beef Cattle Short Course Website

Registration Information:

Jasmine Garcia, Short Course Registrar
UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes

Short Course, Sponsorship, and Exhibitor Information:  

Rebecca Matta, Short Course Organizer
UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences



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