Beef & Beyond

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Beef & Beyond - February 27-28, 2015 - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
Beef & Beyond is a two-day hands-on program designed for anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry. 
February 27            
5-5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. Welcome - Dr. Steve Loerch, University of Illinois
5:45 p.m. Overview of Program – Reid Blossom, Illinois Beef Association
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m.  Rebuilding the U.S. Cow Herd: Focus on Reproduction – Dr. David Patterson, University of Missouri
   
February 28  
7 a.m.  Breakfast
8 a.m. Confinement cow-calf operations: ventilation and spacing – Dr. Morgan Hayes
8:45 a.m.  Confinement cow-calf operations: bedding and manure – Laura Pepple
9:30-10 a.m. Break
10 a.m. Confinement cow-calf operations: health considerations – Dr. Cliff Shipley
10:45 a.m. Bus to Farm
11 a.m. Farm Tours
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.  Least cost winter feeding options – Travis Meteer
2:15 p.m.  Winter feeding cows: what about the developing fetus? – Dr. Dan Shike 
3 p.m.  Break
3:15 p.m.  Early calf nutrition and receiving nutrition – Dr. Tara Felix 
4-4:30 p.m.  Wrap-up
6 p.m.  Illinois vs. Northwestern Men’s Basketball game at State Farm Center 

Host hotel: Wyndham Garden Urbana-Champaign, 217-328-7900; reservations must be made by Feb. 9 and ask for IBA Beef & Beyond special rate

Registration is $60 to IBA by Feb. 13 - covers the cost of meals and materials. Download Form

 
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