Riding a Bull Market: Maximizing Profits in Unprecedented Beef Markets

Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48910
Contact: 616-527-5357

The Michigan cow/calf industry has entered a profitable period. Now is the time to capitalize and make up for the negative cash flow years.  Join the MSU Extension Beef Team and Industry Leaders for a focus on methods of optimizing profits during these golden years.

The cost to participate is $20 per person. Additional family members may attend at a cost of $10 per person. An additional $5 fee will be charged at the door for anyone who is not pre-registered and pre-paid. 

Agenda

Where is the Beef Industry Going from Here?
Dr. Dan Buskirk, MSU Beef Cattle Specialist or Kevin Gould, MSU Extension Beef Educator


With cattle prices at record highs how long can these prices last. Where do we go from here?  A look at the cattle inventory, beef & grain prices, and alternative protein sources.

Issues With Beef Quality
Kable Thurlow, MSU Extension Beef Educator or Frank Wardynski, MSU Beef Educator

Our beef product is more valuable than ever but still our industry has problems with off label drug use, drug record keeping, drug withdrawal times, in-proper injection sites, bruising, etc.  If we expect the consumer to continue to pay more we must produce an even better product.  Learn the latest Beef Quality Audit results and what to do about it.

Vaccinations Pay—But Make Sure They Work
Jeff Leininger, Merck Animal Health

At these cattle prices the industry is paying premiums for vaccinated calves.  Make sure you are providing the best environment to make vaccines work.  A look at vaccination management including the relationship   between cattle parasites and vaccines.

Is Creeping Feeding Economical Again?
Phil Durst, MSU Extension Beef Team or Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension Beef Team

Lower grain prices and historically high calf prices beg the question—what about creep feeding?  What are the economics and management recommendations if it is utilized?

A pie and ice cream break will be provided by Merck Animal Health during the program.

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