NCBA Stockmanship & Stewardship Regional Tour

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Date(s) - 09/22/2017 - 09/23/2017
All Day

Agricultural Research Development


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Friday, September 22
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Optional Pre-Event Tours (Limited space)
● Tour A: Beef Feedlot Tour, Magnum Feedyard, 2017 BQA Feedyard Award winner, Wiggins, CO
● Tour B: Beef Packing Plant Tour, JBS Greeley Beef Plant, Greeley, CO

12:00 p.m. – Registration opens

1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions

1:15 p.m. – Best Management Practices to Optimize Cattle Health, Dr. Jerry Woodruff, Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

2:15 p.m. – Economic Considerations of Low-Stress Handling on Cattle Performance, Dan Mooney, CSU Agricultural Economics, and Dr. Ryan Rhoades, CSU Beef Extension Specialist

3:15 p.m. – Break

3:30 p.m. – Producer Panel Discussion: A Producer’s Perspective on Evolving Stockmanship and Stewardship, Moderator Kevin Ochsner, NCBA Cattlemen to Cattlemen

  • Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch, Ranchester, WY – Past BQA Award Winner
  • Steve Gabel, Magnum Feedyard, Wiggins, CO – Past BQA Award Winner
  • Steve Wooten, Beatty Canyon Ranch, Kim, CO
  • Mark Frasier, F Cross Cattle Company, Fort Morgan, CO

5:00 p.m. – Social Hour: When in Fort Collins – The Right Way to Taste Beer, Jeffrey Callaway, CSU Fermentation Science and Technology

6:00 p.m. – Steak taste-panel dinner, Dr. Dale Woerner, CSU Meat Sciences

7:15 p.m. – Animal Welfare in the 21st Century, Keynote Address, Dr. Temple Grandin, CSU
Animal Sciences

8:00 p.m. – Networking and Entertainment

Saturday, September 23
8:00 a.m. – 2016 National Beef Quality Audit Results, Speaker TBD

8:30 a.m. – Classroom BQA Training, Libby Bigler, Colorado BQA

10:30 a.m. – Stockmanship and Stewardship Demonstration, Curt Pate & Ron Gill, NCBA Stockmanship &

  • Reading Cattle Behavior
  • Teaching Cattle to Respond
  • Low Stress Handling

12:30 p.m. – BBQ Beef Lunch

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Hands-on Rotations (30 minutes each)

  • Rotation A: Designing Handling Facilities that Work, Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University
  • Rotation B: Stock Trailer and Transportation Safety, Dr. Clyde Lane, University of Tennessee
  • Rotation C: Identifying, Diagnosing and Treating Sick Cattle, Dr. Amy Kunkel, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Rotation D: Ins and Outs of Injection Management, Dr. Dee Griffin, West Texas A&M University
  • Rotation E: The Real Cost of Poor Stockmanship, Libby Bigler, Colorado BQA and CSU Faculty

4:00 p.m. – BQA Quiz

4:30 p.m. – Closing remarks

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