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Cattlemen's Education Series


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July 7, 2020

Research Updates - The Latest in Beef Cattle Research

Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, Dr. Josh McCann, & Travis Meteer of University of Illinois
Sponsored by Pike Feeds

The University of Illinois has three beef cattle research stations across the state. This presentation will include updates on multiple beef cattle research areas such as cow-calf nutrition, feedlot nutrition, and anaplasmosis in Illinois.

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July 14, 2020

Managing Cattle Through the Changing Weather

Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions
Sponsored by Multimin

Weather plays a substantial roll in all aspects of agriculture. Weather impacts beef production for pasture growth and in the production of supplemental feedstuff like corn. This weather outlook will provide some insight for what we may be facing in the future.

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Find additional Multimin information here about vaccine protection.

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July 21, 2020

Internship Opportunities in the Beef Industry

iba summer intern, illinois junior beef association members, and i-belief Fellows
Sponsored by Kent Feeds

Tune-in to hear from the next generation of Illinois beef leaders. All interns will share what they have learned so far, how COVID-19 has impacted their summer plans, and discuss internship opportunities available in the beef industry.

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July 28, 2020

Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture and Animal Disease Threats

Dr. Jim Lowe, Director of College of Veterinary Medicine ilearning Center & Associate Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at Univ. of Illinois Veterinary Medicine
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

The role of antibiotics in beef production is dramatically changing with several factors impacting the way antibiotics will be used. This presentation will discuss the factors impacting antibiotic use in agriculture and animal disease threats in the livestock industry.

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August 4, 2020

Today's Volatile Cattle Market and How to Navigate It

Don close, senior animal protein analyst at rabo agrifinance in the raboresearch food and agribusiness group
Sponsored by Purina

Today's cattle market seems to be unlike any we have ever seen. This presentation will feature an updated cattle market outlook and share strategies for managing risk through turbulent markets with a focus on the cow-calf producer.

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August 11, 2020

Policy Update

Jill Johnson, Executive vice president at Illinois BEef Association
Sponsored by Mix 30

Never has the political and social climate in the United States been so daunting to cattle producers. Deepen your understanding of the policy issues being discussed in Washington, D.C. that will directly impact your livelihood. Learn more about policies, players, and process and their potential impacts on the beef business.

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Speaker Bios

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Dr. YvettE Johnson-Walker, DVM

Clinical Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois

Dr. Walker's research interests include veterinary clinical epidemiology and infectious outbreak investigation; geographic information systems as a tool for disease surveillance and monitoring environmental impacts of agriculture; and international programs to enhance health and productivity for farmers with limited resources.

Speed Research Updates - The Latest in Beef Cattle Research
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
12:00PM - 12:30PM

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Dr. Josh McCann

Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois

Dr. McCann studies the influence of nutrition on metabolism and growth of feedlot cattle by characterizing ruminal fermentation and the gut microbiome. His work contributes to the sustainability and profitability of feedlot cattle operations that provide high-quality beef to consumers.

Speed Research Updates - The Latest in Beef Cattle Research
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
12:00PM - 12:30PM

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Travis Meteer

Beef Extension Educator of Commercial Agriculture at the University of Illinois

Meteer leads statewide programming for Illinois beef cattle producers. This programming involves nutrition, genetics, reproduction, grazing and marketing in the areas of cow-calf, stocker and feedlot production. He is also involved in applied research at the University's research centers.

Speed Research Updates - The Latest in Beef Cattle Research
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
12:00PM - 12:30PM

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Eric Snodgrass

Principal Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions

Snodgrass develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global production agriculture. He provides frequent weather updates that focus on how high-impact weather events influence global productivity. His current research uses machine learning to better understand field-level weather impacts on yields in the U.S. and to increase confidence in long-range weather prediction.

Managing Cattle Through the Changing Weather
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
12:00PM - 12:30PM

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Dr. Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, DABVP

Director of College of Veterinary Medicine iLearning Center & Associate Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at Univ. of Illinois Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lowe, a 1994 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, is an educator, advisor, researcher and farmer based in Illinois. His passion for helping people lead better lives by improving food production systems has lead him around the world, from private practice to academia in his quest to understand food systems and share that knowledge with those who will benefit.

Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture and Animal Disease Threats
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
12:00PM - 12:30PM

Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Executive Vice President at the Illinois Beef Association

Johnson guides IBA as the foundation for a profitable and sustainable beef industry. A registered lobbyist and journalist by trade, Johnson is responsible for administering both the IBA Policy Division and IBA Checkoff Division.

Policy Update
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Don-Close

Don Close

Senior Animal Protein Analyst at Rabo Agrifinance in the RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness Group

Close is responsible for analyzing all animal protein sectors with a specialization in beef. His extensive research experience includes confinement cow/calf operations, LFTB, ground beef and development in international trade. Don is a regular speaker for state, national and international livestock groups across North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Today's Volatile Cattle Market and How to Navigate It
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
12:00PM - 12:30PM

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Iba intern, ijba members, and i-belief Fellows

Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Junior Beef Association Members, and University of Illinois Animal Science

Those speaking will be the Illinois Beef Association summer intern, Illinois Junior Beef Association member interns, and Illinois Beef Experiential Learning and Industry Fellows. Tune in to hear more about the opportunities available in the beef industry and beyond.

Internship Opportunities in the Beef Industry
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
12:00PM - 12:30PM