2018 Heifer Development Conference

Categorized: Livestock, Beef

: Dec 6th

SDSU Extension will host the Focus on Females: Heifer Development Conference at 10 AM CDT on Dec 6, 2018 at the Dakota Event Center (720 Lamont Street South, Aberdeen, SD 57401).

The Heifer Development Conference has been designed for beef producers, students and agricultural professionals interested in learning more about the best management practices associated with developing replacement heifers. The program will bring in experts to discuss genomic technology, replacement heifer nutrition and economics of raising heifers. These topics are key to proper heifer development and will aid heifer longevity and profitability on cow/calf operations.


9:30 a.m. Registration & Visit with Sponsors
10 a.m. Welcome
10:15 a.m. Using Genomics in Heifer Development: Jamie Parham, Neogen Beef Product Manager
11:30 a.m. How to take a good DNA Sample: Larry Gran, Zoetis
Noon Networking Lunch with Speakers and Sponsors
1 p.m. Replacement Heifer Nutrition Programs: Roxanne Knock, Dakotaland Feeds LLC. Nutritionist
2 p.m. Economics of Raising Females & Market Outlook: Tim Petry, NDSU Extension Livestock Marketing Economist
3 p.m. Closing Remarks

Online Registration

Pre-registeration is required for an accurate meal count. Register online using the form below by December 2, 2018. For more information, contact Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.