Attend the 2020 Feeding Quality Forum

Save the date for the 15th annual Feeding Quality Forum

August 25-26, 2020 – Virtual event.

feeding quality forum 2018

 

The 13th annual Feeding Quality Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, offered new insight on a variety of topics, from a detailed market outlook to consumer perceptions of the beef industry. Feedyard managers also shared their ideas on employee management. Producing quality beef and feed sample testing were also discussed. Hear from the speakers, read news coverage and download the presentations below. 

Speaker summaries and news

Hindsight for the future

Randy Blach gave hindsight to the industry’s past 40 years to prepare for the next 40 at the 2020 virtual Feeding Quality Forum. While 2020 is a tumultuous year, perspective gives us hope for the future. There’s optimism for the future, but not without challenges.

The market demands more demand

Even without a worldwide pandemic, economic shutdowns and disruptions in food processing, Dan Basse would have covered demand drivers at the 15th annual Feeding Quality Forum. Economic wild cards include political outcomes and continued stimulus measures.

Registration opens for Feeding Quality Forum webinar

The 15th annual Feeding Quality Forum will be a free, two-day, virtual event delivering tangible tools and ideas for commercial cattlemen and feeders. This year’s agenda has a strong focus on the markets—an ever changing topic this year.

Cultivated curiosity

The Feeding Quality Forum has recognized noted cattle feeding research scientist John Matsushima as the 2020 Industry Achievement Award winner for his long career of dedicated service.

Better every day

“Continuous improvement,” it’s what the beef industries does to demonstrate to consumers we’re committed to getting better. It’s how we measure progress. For Cargill Protein, the packing company puts the same pressure on themselves.

Mindful management

Undetectable diseases are hard to cure. That’s why the industry is working to find new ways of treating liver abscesses. Tylan is effective, but as antibiotic-resistance concerns and conversations continue, its future is not assured.

Promoting growth and grade

When it comes to growth implants in cattle, animal scientist Robbi Pritchard only worries about three things: getting enough premium if you’re not use them, using them wrong and using them with too little insight.

A rare opportunity

It’s been 16 years since the “cow that stole Christmas” shut down exports from North America and cost the industry $9 billion. All these years later and still no national traceability program? Joe Leathers shared his exasperation.

Passing the torch

We speak with pride about what our forebears did to build up the land and business. But there’s more to each generation than that. At the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum, Rodd Welker said all you have to do is find common ground.

Beef grading from yesterday to today

With more quality in the cow herd than ever before, producers are talking about premium brands and grades over Choice. New technology is making its way in to packing plants and shows promising signs of accuracy.

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dan basse - politics, trade and beef outlook

President of AgResource, Dan Basse shared what factors are impacting the cattle markets now and into the future. 

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brian vanderley - vaccination timing

University of Nebraska Lincoln researcher Brian Vander Ley explained the importance of stratigically vaccinating feeder cattle. 

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Dale Blasi - Limit Feeding as an option to optimize

Kansas State University animal scientist, Dale Blasi shared how to reduce inputs while rising profits.

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Paul Walz - Weaning Vaccine Selection
From Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Paul Walz covered the influence of weaning vaccine selection on pre-breeding vaccine options.

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Jeff Heldt - Vitamin & Mineral Formulations

Beef Technical Services Manager for Micronutrients, USA, Jeff Heldt shares current and future considerations for vitamin and mineral formulations.

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Paul Dykstra - Grid Marketing

Grid marketing is nothing new to feeders, but what about the commercial cattleman’s perspective? Paul Dykstra, beef cattle specialist for Certified Angus Beef shares what cow-calf producers need to know. 

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Rick Funston - Heifer Development

Reproductive Physiologist for the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Rick Funston shares how to create profitable heifer development systems in your operation. 

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INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER: GERALD TIMMERMAN

attend the 2019 feeding quality forum

Save the date for the 12th annual Feeding Quality Forum August 27-28, 2019, in Amarillo, Texas. Registration will open summer of 2019.

 

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