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.
- 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
7000 70th St. N.W.
Oronoco, MN 55960
Megan Webb, University of Minnesota Extension, beef production systems specialist
Limited to 40 people. Register by May 9.