Cowboy College 2014

Omaha, Nebraska
Tuesday, September 09, 2014


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2015 Beef Today Cow-Calf Cowboy College.

Cowboy College
Tues., Sept. 9 - Wed., Sept. 10, 2014       
Omaha, NE


Agenda below is tentative and subject to change.

 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

 8:45 – 10:00          Registration
 10:00 –12:00







 Management of newly received cattle - Dr. Dan Thomson
  •  Pre-shipment factors that affect calf morbidity
  •  Receiving new cattle
  •  Processing protocols for new cattle
  •  Metphylaxis programs for new cattle
  •  Update on castration and dehorning techniques
  •  Other topics associated with the first 48 hours at the feedyard
 12:00 - 1:00      Lunch
 1:00 –3:00





 Low-stress cattle handling - Dr. Tom Noffsinger
  • How does stress affect cattle performance, health and quality? 
  • What low stress practices are available and how does implementing
    these into your operation raise cattle quality, employee performance and
    overall profitability?
  • Understanding cattle behavior and facility design
 3:00 –3:30  Break in booth area
 3:30 –5:00





 Managing high risk calves the first 45 days on feed -
 Dr. Dan Thomson and Dr. Tom Noffsinger
  • Pen riding techniques
  • Managing bred heifers
  • Pen size and bunk space decisions
  • Receiving calf nutrition and health programs
 5:00 –6:30  Networking Reception
   

  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

 7:00 – 7:30  Continental breakfast
 7:30 – 9:30





 Antibiotic and therapy decisions for sick cattle - Dr. Mike Apley
  • Developing clinical definitions for the feedyard
  • Understanding antibiotics used in beef cattle operations
  • Developing therapy programs for feeder cattle
  • How do you measure treatment success?
 9:30 – 10:00  Break in booth area
 10:00 – 12:00







 Management of recovering cattle - Dr. Dan Thomson
  • Hospital pen management
  • Humane Euthanasia
  • Necropsy techniques and findings
  • Submitting samples to the diagnostic laboratory

 12:00 – 1:00  Lunch
 1:00 –3:00






 Discussion of contemporary issues in feedyards and future implications -
 Dr. Dan Thomson and Dr. Mike Apley
  • Current issues in animal welfare
  • Current issues in food safety
  • Current issues in antibiotic usage
  • Current issues with feed grade antibiotics
  • Current issues with growth promoting agents
 3:00                 Adjourn

 

 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 1-877-482-7203
    Email:
    hsterrett@farmjournal.com





    Your registration is 100% refundable through July 28, 2014.
    From July 28 - August 11, your registration is 50% refundable.
    Sorry, no refunds after August 12, 2014.