April 23, 2018

Cactus Beef Symposium at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting

Have you made plans to attend this year’s Cactus Beef Symposium, during the  2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show? This year’s symposium will be all day on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Topics and presenters include:

- Dr. Robin White, Virginia Tech – Nutritional and environmental impacts of removing beef cattle from United States agriculture
- Dr. David Lalman, Oklahoma State University – Stewardship of energy use by beef cows: Maintenance requirements of the United States cowherd
- Dr. Tryon Wickersham, Texas A&M University – Can intensively managed cows improve efficiency of converting human-inedible feedstuffs to high- quality human edible food?
- Dr. Jim MacDonald, University of Nebraska – Systems approaches to beef cattle production: Maximizing use of alternative forages to optimize agricultural ecosystems
- Dr. Adam Summers, New Mexico State University – Opportunities for enhancing reproductive success and cow longevity through heifer development
- Dr. Travis Mulliniks, University of Nebraska – Sustainable and economically viable management options for cow/calf production through enhanced beef cow metabolic efficiency
- Dr. Craig Gifford, New Mexico University – Managing the immune system for reproductive success in beef cattle
- Dr. Sara Place, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Productivity, human edible feed conversion, and sustainability in beef production
- Dr. J. Daniel Rivera, Mississippi State University – Forage use in stocker programs as part of a sustainable beef production system
- Dr. John T. Richeson, West Texas A&M University – Roughage levels in receiving diets and impacts on animal health and transition to a high grain diet
- Dr. Ben Holland, Cactus Feeders – Sustainability defined and practiced in a modern cattle feeding enterprise
- Dr. Kurt Landis, Cargill – Changes and current trends in commodity use and cattle management in commercial feedlots in the Great Plains
- Dr. Karen Scwartzkopf-Genswein – Welfare practices to increase beef production and sustainability: Consumer expectation for 2050

Don’t miss this exciting symposium and all of the additional symposia at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Register today!

Important Dates:

Housing Deadline - June 18, 2018

ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting Dates - July 8-12, 2018

Wold Conference on Animal Production (WCAP) Dates - July 5-8, 2018