BEEF magazine will host its annual beef seminar at the 2013 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Make plans to attend. And keep reading for details on a new contest, where readers can win enter to win one of three limited-edition, signed and numbered western art prints.
Here’s a look at the topics that will be covered during the seminar:
1-2 p.m.: “Using DNA Information In Beef Cattle Production” by Alison Van Eenennaam, Extension genetics specialist at University of California-Davis
DNA tests for parentage determination, recessive genetic conditions, and production traits have been developed for the beef industry. This session will discuss how these tests work and how they might best be used by cattle producers.
2-3 p.m.: “Where City And Country Collide” by Amanda Radke
Societal shifts, government regulations, activist threats and consumer demands are changing the way ranchers do business. BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke discusses current industry challenges that producers face in meeting new demands for beef at the grocery store and explores ways to find success in extremely volatile times.
3-4 p.m.: “New Beginning And Slow Endings” by Wes Ishmael
BEEF Contributing Editor Wes Ishmael windling cattle numbers and historically high feed costs continue to challenge long-held industry dogma and the markets ahead.
If you’re in the Tulare area, I would love to see you at the seminar and visit more following the presentations.
To kick off the week and get ready for the seminar, I thought it would be fun to give away three copies of “The Overseers,” by Amarillo, TX-based artist, Jack Sorenson.
To enter, simply answer this question in the comments section below: “How much snow did you get over the weekend?”
With a snow storm blanketing much of the U.S., I’m curious to know how it impacted different regions of the country. In Mitchell, SD, we received 5-6 in. of snow by noon on Sunday. It’s a wet, heavy snow, and much-needed moisture in our area!
Winners will be announced on Thursday, following the seminar. Thanks for your participation!