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Preview of Cattlemen's College in San Antonio

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:28:15 CST

Preview of Cattlemen's College in San Antonio

The 2015 Cattle Industry Convention is less than three weeks away. The event will be held February 4 - 7 in San Antonio, Texas. That includes Cattlemen's College on Tuesday, February 3rd and Wednesday, February 4th. The event features a lot of great presenters including Dr. Keith Belk professor from Colorado State University at the Center for Meat Safety and Quality. Belk said they have been asked to offer their 'Gate to Plate' program.

"We are going to actually have some hands-on opportunities to look at some live cull cows and bulls, then we are going to have some carcasses and products that result from different management systems associated with those cull cows and bulls," Belk said. "I think the producers are really going to enjoy to see the first hand what the impact is of various decisions and management techniques that they use, what the impact is of those decisions on the product."

Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays featured Belk on the Beef Buzz feature. Click or tap on the LISTEN BAR below to listen to today's Beef Buzz.

As the U.S. begins to rebuild the nation's cowherd, this will reduce the supply of beef available, but demand for lean beef remains strong. Belk and his colleagues from Colorado State will be looking at enhancing the value of those cull cows and bulls.

"I think this is a very good opportunity to see how just a few management decisions can help producers return the greatest amount of value back for their hard work in producing these animals," Belk said.

This session on enhancing the value of your cull cows will be the featured leadoff session on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 3rd. Then on Wednesday, February 4th, there will be a wide variety of breakout sessions and speakers including Dr. Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University talking about the economics of herd rebuilding, to speakers addressing difference between grass finished or grain finished cattle, to export markets with Larry Corah of Certified Angus Beef and Paul Clayton of U.S. Meat Export Federation, to confident cooking with beef, generational transfer, developing a grazing management plan for rebuilding the herd, along with many others.

Click here to read more about the full Cattlemen's College lineup.

The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Keith Belk of Colorado State University
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