2018 Northern States Beef Conference

Categorized: Livestock, Beef

: Dec 12th

SDSU Extension, NDSU Extension and U of M Extension invites the public to the Northern States Beef Conference beginning on Dec. 12 at the Watertown Event Center (1901 9th Avenue SW, Watertown, SD 57201).


December 11, 2018

Pre-Conference Tour
1:00 pm Registration - Watertown Event Center
1:15 pm Bus leaves

  • Moes Feedlot, Florence, SD
  • United Feeders, Frankfort, SD

5:30 pm Return to Best Western Ramkota

Pre-Conference Program

6:30 pm Strategies to Mitigate Thermal Stress in Feedlot Cattle - Watertown Event Center
Complementary Beef Dinner, followed by forum and panel discussion
There will be no charge for the pre-conference program and it is not necessary to register for the Northern States Beef Conference to attend, but RSVPs are requested.

December 12, 2018

7:30 am Registration
8:15 am Welcome
8:30 am Feedlot Facility Design and Management - Dan Loy, ISU
9:10 am Feeding Cattle Adds Value to Corn Cropland - Alfredo DiCostanzo, UMN
9:50 am Stopping Leaks: Maximizing Feed Value - Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate
10:30 am Break
10:50 am Can Management Postweaning affect Health outcomes? - Ben Holland, Cactus Feeders
11:30 am Producer Panel
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Market Outlook - Jim Robb, LMIC
2:10 pm What Role do Vaccines Play in the Health of the Young Beef Calf? - Russ Daly, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian
2:50 pm Maternal Immunity - Grant Dewell, ISU
3:30 pm Break
3:50 pm A Stewardship Approach to Calf Health - Gerald Stokka, NDSU
4:30 pm Balancing Cow Nutrition and Calf Productivity - Eric Mousel, UMN

December 13, 2018

8:30 am Cull Cow Management - Megan Webb, UMN
9:10 am Different Forage Scenario for Cattle Management - Sandy Smart, Professor & SDSU Extension Rangeland Management Specialist
9:50 am Cover Crop Agronomics - Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist
10:30 am Break
10:50 am Integrating Crops and Livestock to Manage costs - Producer Panel

Online Registration

There will also be a trade show featuring vendors from across the region. For additional information please contact Julie Walker by email at 605.688.5458, Taylor Grussing by email at 605.996.7378, or Warren Rusche by email at 605.688.5452.