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Cattle reproduction management workshop

Thursday, May 23

Reproductive management combines proven beef cattle management skills and practical economic principles to create the most economically efficient operation possible.

This information-packed workshop provides hands-on demonstrations to introduce the latest research and best practices for successful operations and healthy cattle. 

Agenda

  • 8:15 – 8:50 Registration and light breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome
  • 9:15 – 10:00 Visual demonstration – Body Condition Scoring and Udder Scoring/Icebreaker
    • Mature cows and heifers available for BCS and udder evaluation
  • 10:00 – 10:10 Break
  • 10:15 – 11:30 Pre-Breeding and Post-Calving Nutrition and Nutrition Simulation
    • Iowa State Nutrition Ration Balancer
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Presentation: Setting Up a Female for Successful Pregnancy 
  • 12:00 – 12:35 Lunch, brisket
  • 12:40 – 1:10 What is Fetal Programming?
  • 1:15 – 1:25 Dystocia discussion
  • 1:30 – 3:30 Bull Pen: 30-minute group rotations
    • Group 1 - Frosty the Cow, difficult calving practice
    • Group 2 - Chute side good management practices
    • Group 3 - Semen handling demonstration and heat detection options
    • Group 4 - Calf implant discussion and application of best practices
  • 3:45 – 4:15 Group leader recap, discussion and evaluation
  • 4:20 – 5:00 Sponsor recognition and Thank You

Presented in cooperation with

  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Center
  • North Dakota State University Extension
  • South Dakota State University Extension
  • University of Minnesota Extension 

Event information

Date(s)
Thursday, May 23
Time
8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location
Rossman Farms
7000 70th St. N.W.
Oronoco, MN 55960
United States
Contact

Megan Webb, University of Minnesota Extension, beef production systems specialist 
mwebb@umn.edu, 612-624-6789

Cost

$35.00

Registration

Limited to 40 people. Register by May 9. 

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