How do you transition from being the child to a partner?          

          Lacey Hall and Alex Ibach Farm Credit Services of America 

 The 2016 National Beef Quality Audit; Navigating Pathways to Success           

          Deb VanOverbeke, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Academic Programs College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University 

Can cover crops pull double duty? Conservation and economical forage production.         

          Mary Drewnoski, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Selecting and developing the right replacement heifers to optimize revenues versus costs for enhanced profitability.  

          Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Cattle Genetics Specialist, Zoetis

Nutritional and management strategies to increase reproductive efficiency in range cows.          

          Travis Mulliniks, Ph.D., University of Nebraska West Central Research and Education Center

Antibiotic stewardship and consumer awareness.          

          Christi Calhoun, Ph.D., Food Chain Relations, Zoetis

Let’s go chute side           

          Lakeside Livestock Equipment    Andrew Dorn, Allflex USA     Rob Eirich, UNL BQA Director

The value of a beef Cow and other economic ranch tools.           

          Bridger Feuz, Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Wyoming Extension

Timing of vaccination in newly arrived feedlot cattle           

          Brian Vander Ley, DVM, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center

NCBA policy update          

          Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access, NCBA 

Producer Panel – Dealing with labor issues   A challenge in the beef industry is finding a labor force that can help producers get their work done when the tasks need to be completed.

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