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Evaluating the Productivity of Your Herd Program
South Dakota Ag Connection - 02/08/2018

Cattle producers are encouraged to attend the one-day program, Evaluating the Productivity of Your Herd from Start to Finish hosted by SDSU Extension Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SDSU Southeast Research Station (29974 University Road, Beresford).

"The focus of this meeting is share how various management decisions can impact the end-product and influence the economics for your cowherd. We will start with reproduction and end with carcasses," said Julie Walker, Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist.

Program agenda includes:

- Using Reproductive Technologies to Improve your Herd's Efficiency: presented by George Perry, Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Reproductive Management Specialist

- Finding the Best within your Herd through Calf Performance: presented by Julie Walker, Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist

- Can DNA Testing Predict Carcass Merit and Feedlot Performance?: presented by Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate

- Seasonality, Slides and Spreads in Calf Prices: presented by Matthew Diersen, Professor & SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist

Registration for the event is $10 to cover lunch. To register, please call the SDSU Animal Science Department at 605-688-5165 or email Julie by Feb. 22. If you have questions, contact Julie Walker at 605-688-5458.

The SDSU Southeast Research Station part of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU research infrastructure.

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