Tuesday, May 5, 2020
12:00 PM (EST) - Registration Begins
1:00 PM - Welcome and Introduction
1:15 PM - HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS:
- Necropsy Demonstration - Drs. Brad Heins and Brent Credille, The University of Georgia, Athens
Understanding the impacts of respiratory disease and utilizing proper administration of pharmaceuticals
- Understanding Animal Disease Chute-Side - Dr. Lee Jones, The University of Georgia, Tifton
Looking at critical factors to decide if and when to treat, plus techniques to improve treatment response and reduce drug costs.
- What’s Going on in the Rumen? Dr. Lawton Stewart, The University of Georgia, Athens
Understanding the interaction of rumen micro-organisms, the diet, and the impact on diet utilization.
- Rumen Anatomy and Physiology - Dr. Francis Fluharty, The University of Georgia, Athens
Knowing the inside of the digestive system, its function, and how it impacts animal health and performance.
5:30 PM - Break for the evening
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
7:30 AM – Coffee, donuts, and visit trade show
8:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions
8:10 AM – Beef Cattle Outlook – Mr. Chris Prevatt, The University of Florida, Ona
An overview of how the market has behaved over recent past and how the market looks for cattle production in the future.
8:50 AM – Receiving Nutrition – Dr. Jason Smith, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Developing a nutritional strategy to set up cattle for success post-weaning.
9:30 AM – Break, Visit Trade
9:55 AM – Technologies and Strategies for Diagnosing Sick Cattle – Dr. Brent Credille, The University of Georgia, Athens
Treatment cost can significantly reduce or eliminate profitability. What strategies can minimize treatment while maximizing performance?
10:35 AM – Mineral Supplementation – Dr. Matt Hersom, The University of Florida, Gainesville
Do minerals really matter? How does the weaning process affect mineral status and how are requirements met?
11:15 AM – Beef Quality Assurance – Transportation Training – Mr. Jesse Fulton, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Denver, CO
The transport phase is the most publicly visible activity in the beef-production cycle. Beyond public perception, transport between pastures and/or facilities can present challenges to producers. The training covers all aspects of cattle transportation for ranchers and professional truckers.
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – BQA Transport Cont’d
1:40 PM – Trailer walk throughs – Take the opportunity to walk through different types of trailers to see how animal welfare and production flow can be positively or negatively affected.
3:00 pm – Wrap-up, evaluations, and door prizes