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Management Perspectives: Use of Beef Semen Growing in Dairy Operation

June 12, 2019 Industry News ASA
By Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ correspondent | Staying profitable year in and year out in the farming and ranching business is not easily achieved. Perhaps there is no bigger case of this than with dairy farmers who have struggled with low fluid milk prices for years. However, dairy farmers are realizing that their approximately 5 million breeding-age heifers and 9…

Fall Focus 2019 Highlighting Local Expertise in Manhattan, KS.

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Fall Focus 2019 promises to deliver new and exciting information for seedstock breeders, commercial cattle producers, and allied industry partners.  This year’s speakers will cover the genetics of fertility, advancements made in novel trait predictions, a panel discussion on the show ring's role in the beef industry, and how seedstock breeders can help commercial cattle enterprises be successful with feedyard perspectives and data from feeder calf sales.  

 

Kansas Simmental Association has arranged special local flavor including tours of nearby Simmental breeders, a cattle display, dinner at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, and local guest speakers including Coach Bill Snyder, former Kansas State University football coach, and Dr. Kenneth Burton, Coordinator of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.  

Speakers include:

Dr. Michael Dikeman, Kansas State University

Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University

Dr. Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

Dr. Jennifer Bormann, Kansas State University

Craig Uden, Darr Feedlots

Charly Cummings, Superior Livestock Auctions

Dr. Ken Odde, Kansas State University

Various ASA Staff

Panelists include:  Dr. Bob Hough, Dr. Bob Weaber, Dr. Scott Schaake, Tim Smith, and John Griswold

 

Registration is free but required to help with meal counts.  You can register today at fallfocus.org. 

The main meetings and conference headquarters are set at the Hilton Garden Inn and the attached Manhattan Conference Center.  A block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn is reserved for August 22 - August 27, 2019. The special room rate will be available until July 23 or until the group block is sold out.  Book your reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn by following this link.

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MANGIGI-SIMFF-20190822/index.jhtml


Interested in sponsoring Fall Focus 2019?  Contact Bill McDonald at 540-230-6225 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To be included in the Fall Focus Program, you must commit by June 21.

State associations interested in hosting Fall Focus 2020 should apply at fallfocus.org.  The application deadline for 2020 Fall Focus is August 1, 2019. The selected location will be announced at this year’s Fall Focus.

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