SDSU Extension offering BeefUP webinar

Attention Cattle Producers, Unhappy with the length of your calving season? Seeking management strategies to improve the performance of your cattle? Coming this January, presented by SDSU Extension - BeefUP Calving Strategies for Market Advantages is an informational webinar series based on consolidating the calving window within an operation to maximize profitability. This 4-part series will be hosted for 1.5 hours each Thursday in January. Featured in every webinar will be presentations on topics covering Nutrition, Reproduction, Herd Health, and Ranch Economics. Webinar schedule and tentative agenda can be found below or by visiting the link below to register. Look forward to seeing everyone January 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 12:30 – 2:00 CT. 

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Contact Olivia Amundson, or Kiernan Brandt, for any questions or help registering.

BeefUP Agenda

Late Gestation – Thursday, January 7, 12:30 – 2:00 CT p.m.

Nutrition: (Adele Harty): Body Condition Scoring, Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition

Reproduction: (Kiernan Brandt): Pregnancy Diagnosis, Nutrition’s Impact on Reproduction

Health: (Dr. Russ Daly): Vaccinations

Economics: (Heather Gessner): Evaluating Cull Cow Options 

Calving to Breeding – Thursday, January 14, 12:30 – 2:00 CT p.m.

Nutrition: (Adele Harty): Cow and Bull Mineral Nutrition, Importance of BCS at Calving

Reproduction: (Olivia Amundson): Estrous Synchronization

Health: (Kiernan Brandt): Bull Management and BSE’s

Economics: (Heather Gessner): Economics of Estrous Synchronization and Labor

Breeding to Weaning – Thursday, January 21, 12:30 – 2:00 CT p.m.

Nutrition: (Dr. Ken Olson): Grazing Nutrition

Reproduction: (Robin Salverson): Benefits of Early Preg Checking, Preconditioning Vaccinations for Calves

Health: (Dr. Russ Daly): Parasite Control and Prevention

Economics: (Heather Gessner): The Cost of an Open Cow

Weaning to Late Gestation – Thursday, January 28, 12:30 – 2:00 CT p.m.

Nutrition: (Dr. Julie Walker): Forage Testing and Ration Balancing

Reproduction: (Dr. Joseph Cassady): Using Genomics for Heifer Selection

Health: (Dr. Russ Daly): Biosecurity

Economics: (Heather Gessner): Cow value/net present value/wrap up all aspects

Olivia Amundson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist;; Office: 605-782-3290;

502 Second Avenue, Martin, SD 57551 • 605-685-6866 •