BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension will host the Focus on Females: Heifer Development Conference December 6, 2018 in Aberdeen, at the Dakota Event Center (720 Lamont Street South, Aberdeen, SD) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST).
"The Heifer Development Conference is designed for beef producers, students and agricultural professionals interested in learning more about the best management practices associated with developing replacement heifers," said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
The Focus on Females: Heifer Development Conference will feature experts discussing the following:
- Genomic technology
- Replacement heifer nutrition
- Economics of raising heifers
"These topics are key to proper heifer development and will aid heifer longevity and profitability on cow/calf operations," Grussing said.
Registration deadline is Dec. 2
Pre-registration is required for the event and closes December 2, 2018. To register for the event, visit the iGrow Events page. To help cover costs, registration for the event is $30, with a special student rate of $15.
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: Participant discussion
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