Program

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pre-conference
9:00 am Exhibitor setup begins
12:30 pm Registration opens
Opening session
1:00 pm Welcome and opening comments - Denise Schwab, Extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Vinton, IA
1:15 pm Keys to profitability in the beef industry - Burke Teichert, consultant and columnist, Beef Magazine
2:15 pm Controlling costs by reducing feed waste - Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, professor, Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management and Extension Animal Scientist, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
2:45 pm Break and visit sponsor displays
3:15 pm Five common grazing mistakes - Dr. Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
3:45 pm Managing depreciation - Burke Teichert, consultant and columnist, Beef Magazine
4:15 pm Feed cost comparison basics - Dr. Dan Loy, Extension feedlot specialist and director, Iowa Beef center, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
4:30 pm Tips and tricks panel: Finding those feed bargains
Evening program
6:00 pm Social and visit sponsor displays
6:30 pm Dinner and round-table discussions
7:30 pm Bull pen: Marketing opportunities - Gene Schriefer, agriculture agent, Iowa County, University of Wisconsin Extension, Dodgeville, WI
8:30 pm Session adjourns

Friday, January 25, 2019

Breakfast session
6:30 am Breakfast buffet, exhibits open
7:00 am Overview of the ISU Cow Systems Project - Denise Schwab, Extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Vinton, IA
Concurrent session A (select one topic)
7:45 am Holstein and beef steer performance by self-feeding - Dr. Dan Schaefer, professor and director, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  Value of reproductive efficiency - Burke Teichert, consultant and columnist, Beef Magazine
Concurrent session B (select one topic)
8:30 am Driving down the cost of production: Practical approaches in feedlot operations - Dr. James Lowe, associate professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  Spreading the overhead costs in the cow herd - Amanda Cauffman, agriculture educator, Grant County, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Lancaster, WI
9:15 am Break
Concurrent session C (select one topic)
9:30 am Identifying and selecting efficient cattle - Dr. Dan Shike, associate professor, Animal Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  Effects of trace minerals on implant response - Dr. Stephanie Hansen, associate professor, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Concurrent session D (select one topic)
10:15 am Direct marketing beef in the Driftless Region - Teresa Wiemerslage, field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, IA
  Outcomes and observations of extended drylot housing of beef cows - W. Travis Meteer, beef extension educator, University of Illinois, Baylis, IL
Closing session
11:00 am Beef cattle market situation and outlook - Dr. Brenda Boetel, professor and department chair, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Marketing Specialist, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI
12:00 pm Conference adjourns

The Driftless Region Beef Conference is jointly presented by

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

University of Illinois

University of Wisconsin Extension