January 17, 7pm–9pmWhat
The 2017 Ohio Beef School webinar series will begin Jan. 17 with a close look at what the cow/calf sector can do in the foreseeable future that will enhance profitability. What follows in subsequent sessions on Feb. 7 and Feb. 28 will be similar looks at the next two phases of production and how they all relate. Specifically, the second session will explore management of feeder cattle as they come from the cow and progress to the feedyard. The last evening will scrutinize the demands of the consumer and whether the entire production system – cow/calf through the feedyard and to the retailer – is meeting those demands and what it will take looking forward to achieve that goal.
The Jan. 17 session features Dr. Justin Rhinehart, associate professor, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Tennessee Department of Animal Science. He will focus on key management practices that will help the cow-calf producer stay viable in the beef cattle business. He will discuss how genetics and nutrition are key components of reproduction management that will keep females productive. Dr. Amy Radunz, associate professor, beef cattle production, University of Wisconsin – River Falls will follow with “Achieving the genetic potential of your calf crop – it starts at conception!” This presentation will cover how nutrition and management during gestation impacts the lifetime development of the resulting calf.
The webinars will be broadcast live beginning at 7 p.m. from 24 host locations throughout Ohio as well as one in West Virginia. A list of the host locations and contact information is available.