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68th Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

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Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive

Gainesville, FL 32611

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The 2019 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Program Committee and the Department of Animal Sciences would like to welcome you to this year’s Short Course. We look forward to this week every year in anticipation of delivering the premier educational event for serious beef cattle producers in the Southeast. We hope that you enjoy the program and take away some new knowledge about the beef cattle industry’s future direction, additional management decision making skills, and new information about specific production and management practices that impact your beef cattle enterprise.

ATTENTION: This year we are not charging for the Steak-Out Dinner on Thursday night. If you are going to attend the Steak-Out please RSVP to Rebecca Matta (rmatta@ufl.edu) so she can add you to our master list to get an accurate head count for the meal. Thank you.

Refunds: Full refunds available if notified in writing or email by noon on April 26, 2019; after that no refunds are available.

For additional information, please go to our website by clicking on the link below:

UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences Beef Cattle Short Course (additional information)

Connecting the Dots, Calf to Carcass”

2019 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

Straughn Extension Professional Development Center, 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, FL

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
1:00 Welcome

1:15 Cattlemen’s Comments – Alex Johns, President of Florida Cattlemen’s Association

1:30 Market and Industry Trends in the Beef Business – Trey Warnock, Amarillo Brokerage Co.

2:15 Customer Satisfaction and National Tenderness Survey – Dr. Jason Scheffler, University of Florida

3:00 Break

3:30 Value and Mechanics of Meat Export – Dr. Travis Arp, Meat Export Federation

4:15 Cattle Cloning: Alpha and Omega – Dr. Ty Lawrence, West Texas A & M University

5:00 Evening Trade Show and Brisket Feed - Beef Teaching Unit-South

Thursday, May 9, 2019

8:30 Influence of Environment on Tenderness – Dr. Tracy Scheffler, University of Florida

9:15 Genetic Markers for Meat Quality – Dr. Steve Shackelford, USDA-MARC

10:00 Break

10:30 Physiology of Marbling – Dr. Susan Duckett, Clemson University

11:15 Fed Beef Challenge/How Do FL Cattle Compare – Dr. Bailey Harsh, University of Florida

11:45 Producer Panel with Experience Feeding Cattle

12:30 Lunch at Animal Sciences Building, Sponsored by Farm Credit of Florida

1:30 Afternoon Program

  1. Live Animal Evaluation
  2. Harvest and Processing
  3. Carcass Evaluation
  4. Performance and Profit(Loss)
  5. Taste Panel

6:00 Cattlemen’s Steak Out – Horse Teaching Unit

Friday, May 10, 2019

8:30 Brahman Disposition – Dr. Todd Thrift, University of Florida

9:00 Issues in Cow Herd Health – Dr. Kelsey Arellano, University of Florida, CVM-FARMS

9:30 Mycotoxins in Forages – Dr. Ann Blount, University of Florida

10:00 Break

10:30 Using Ionophores in Cattle Production – Dr. Matt Hersom, University of Florida

11:00 Reproductive Challenges in Cow-calf Operations – Dr. Mario Binelli, University of Florida

11:30 Forage Management Application – Dr. Marcelo Wallau, University of Florida

12:00 Adjourn

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