The New Year brings the first event of the University of Minnesota beef Extension programming—the Third Annual Cattle Harvest Day Workshop.
The workshop is Thursday and Friday, January 5-6 at the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science, Main Auditorium (Room 125), on the U-M Saint Paul campus.
The workshop will take a whole-system look at producing quality beef. Topics include the impact of genetics on meat quality, animal welfare and the beef industry, a look at antibiotic use in the beef industry, effects of cattle type on beef quality, and will also include beef cutting displays and plenty of beef samples and meals.
The agenda is as follows:
Thursday, 1 pm – 5 pm (dinner follows)
Genetic Selection and Incorporation of Molecular EPDs for Improving Carcass Quality, Allen Bridges, U-M
Cattle Type and Beef Quality, Alfredo DiCostanzo, U-M
Antibiotics and Residues: Impact on the Consumer, Grant Crawford, U-M
University of Minnesota Beef Research Update
Friday, 8 am- 5 pm
Animal Welfare and the Beef Industry, Kurt Vogel, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Organic and Natural Beef, Carissa Nath, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Beef Fabrication Demonstration, Ryan Cox, U-M
Beef Wholesale and Retail Pricing Cutting Demonstration, Frank Roedl, Stockyards Beef
Minnesota Beef Council Update and Nutritional Labeling, Ron Eustice and Colleen Zenk, Minnesota Beef Council
MSCA and the Cattleman, Joe Martin, Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association
Beef Production Challenges Beyond Drought in the Australian Outback, Eugene Allen, U-M
Registration is $75 per participant; $60 per participant for groups of more than 1 person from the same farm/company/agency.
For more information or to register, please contact Ryan Cox, 155D Haecker Hall, 1364 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-6118; phone, 612-624-3063; email, [email protected].
Source: U-M Extension