EVENT COVERAGE: 2017 Southwest Beef Symposium

Coverage of the 2017 Southwest Beef Symposium is brought to you by Amarillo National Bank.

Hosted jointly by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, this educational forum is tailored for beef producers and was established to provide timely information annually, about current industry issues and practical management.

The event is held in January and alternates between locations in New Mexico and Texas. The 2017 Southwest Beef Symposium hosted by New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service was held January 11-12 at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center in Roswell, NM.

***To listen to the presentations, click on the Title (in red)***

Session I – Industry Issues
Global factors affecting domestic beef demand & what others expect from the U.S. / Sustainability: what it means around the world
Leann Saunders (Founder & President of IMI Global in Castle Rock, CO)

The New Administration: What Will It Mean to Agriculture
Caren Cowan (Executive Director of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association in Albuquerque, NM)

What happened to the calf market?
Dr. Derrell Peel (Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist in Stillwater, OK)

Key performance indicators for cow-calf producers
Bill Thompson (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Management Economist in San Angelo, TX)

Session II – Genetics
EPDs: Tools for progress
Dr. Marcy Ward New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Livestock Specialist in Las Cruces, NM)

Beef Genomics: Present and future
Dr. Kent Andersen (Associate Director of Technical Services with Zoetis in Lincoln, NE)

Residual Feed Intake: What is it and how can it be used to improve the bottom line?
Will Kayser (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Research)

Fetal Programming: What is it? Is it predictable? How can it influence management decisions?
Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Range Animal Nutritionist in Corona, NM)

Session III – Management
Developing immunity in calves
Dr. John Wenzel (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Veterinarian in Las Cruces, NM)

Prescribed burning in the Southwest
Dr. Morgan Russell (Texas AgriLife Extension Service Range Specialist in San Angelo, TX)

NMSU Certified Calf Program
Patrick Kircher (Roosevelt County New Mexico Cooperative Extension Agent in Portales, NM)

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)
Dr. John Wenzel (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Veterinarian in Las Cruces, NM)