2014 Cattlemen's College

 Innovate, Connect, Learn
21st Anniversary Cattlemen’s College

Ticket Prices
Cattlemen's College - $175.00
Student Cattlemen's College - $70.00
Prices include Monday sessions and reception, Tuesday sessions and lunch. To attend Cattlmen's College you must purchase a full 4-day registration or a 1-day Tuesday registration.

Heads Up. Here come stimulating and thought-provoking sessions that can help generate high returns for your operation. Join us to find out why year after year, Cattlemen’s College is the cattleman’s number one resource for education and profit-building advice.



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Cattlemen's College
Monday, February 3rd 
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

It's a hands-on forum utilizing live cattle that includes...

Manners Matter: Keeping Your and Your Cattle Alive and Well:
The “do’s and don’ts” for processing cattle through a chute, with Dr. Arn Anderson.

Selection of Replacement Heifers for Fertile Longevity:
The visual, genetic and DNA evaluation to forecast performance, with Dr. Jerry Lipsey.

Selection of Replacement Bulls for Fertility:
The next step in EPDs using genomic enhancement and visual enhancement traits, with Dr. Kent Anderson

Cattlemen's College Reception immediately following educational sessions:
Kick-off Reception Cattlemen's College attendees will be treated to some great southern hospitality as we kick off the 21st annual event with our partner Zoetis Animal Health.

Following the cattle handling sessions, attendees will have a chance to visit with fellow cattlemen and several of the presenters for the event and enjoy some good food and live music.

General Session
Tuesday, February 4
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Keynote Speaker Bob Langert, Corporate Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at McDonald’s Corporation.

Sustainability and the Future of Beef - What does the largest buyer of U.S. beef – a company that serves 69 million global consumers a day – see ahead for the sustainability of our industry? Bob Langert, who heads the global approach in this area for the McDonald’s Corporation, will share his company’s sustainable supply chain vision and how beef fits.

Breakout Sessions
Tuesday, February 4 - 8:15 am - 9:15 am

The Global View of Ranch Sustainability- Driving the productivity loop by reducing cost, increasing product quality and finding supply chain efficiency, with Steve Sands

Vaccinations: The Tip of the Iceberg - Vaccination programs as part of a complete herd health plan, with Dr. Arn Anderson

What are Consumers Saying About Beef? - The industry’s response to a consumer demands, with Dr. Molly McAdams

The Ecology and Economics of Drought -
Management. Recognizing drought conditions and implementing effective mitigation strategies, with Drs. Rod Heitschmidt and Richard Connor 

U.S. Beef and the Global Marketplace - With China emerging as the world’s largest meat importer and Brazil continuing to expand beef production, what will be the new competitive environment for U.S. beef?, with CattleFax Staff

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Stop the Fighting on the way to the Funeral Home! - Avoiding potential family squabbles
that can break up businesses, with Jolene Brown

Beef Cattle Welfare: Importance, Issues and Progress
- The impact of animal welfare on
well-being, production and marketing, as well as responsible sourcing and how it’s done, with
Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein and Dean Danilson (Tyson).

The 5th Dimension: How the actions of the Individual Producer Affect the Larger Beef Community - Moving beyond traditional financial accounting to help shape success and sustainable cattle operations, with Mike Nichol and Robin Faulkner

Market Scenarios and Dynamics - Gobal markets, commodity prices, and their impact on profitability, with Dr. Michael Swanson

New Beef Cuts and Methods of Preparing Beef (Session I) - Focus on carcass evaluation, with Phil Bass (Certified Angus Beef)

10:45 am - 11:45 am

What Were the Smartest Things Our Families Did to Maintain Ranch Profitability, Sustainability and Family Values? (Panel Discussion) - Passing on the legacy and heritage of ranches

Feed Efficiency: Opportunities and Challenges - Improving feed efficiency in ranch
production practices, with Dr. Larry Berger and Cody Jorgenson

Maintaining Profitability with Stockers (Panel Discussion) - Post-weaning, pre-feedlot factors that are important to attaining profitability, with Dr. Dale Blasi, Brad Ethridge and Brian Celsor

What is the Latest in Beltway Gossip? - Congress plans and legislative changes that may affect your operation, with Roger Bernard

New Beef Cuts and Methods of Preparing Beef (Session II) - Focus on carcass utilization, with Bridget Wasser and Steve Wald (NCBA)

Additional Educational Programs - Free!
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

BQA Training Session: Stockmanship and Stewardship - This hands-on session, held at the
Events Center, will be conducted by Curt Pate and Dr. Ron Gill.

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Bovine Emergency Response Seminar - Those attending the Bovine Emergency Response Plan course will learn important information to improve knowledge and skills for response to cattle transportation accidents, involving semi tractor-trailers and stock trailers.  Attendees will acquire techniques related to scene arrival, background and response actions, biosecurity, proper animal care and handling, humane euthanasia, mortality handling and disposal.  Hands-on training will provide knowledge in animal handling, euthanasia, extraction of animals from trailers, triage and containment.  This session is intended for first responders, law enforcement, and  veterinarians.  

Cattlemen’s College Ranch House Lunch
Sponsored by Zoetis and
Beef entree sponsored by Certified Angus Beef

Lunch is included with your Cattlemen’s College Registration. Attendees will have the chance to grab lunch enjoy a round table discussion with the speakers from earlier in the day.

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