Cattle producers can BeefUp


SDSU Extension to host 'BeefUP – Calving Strategies for Market Advantages' webinar series

BROOKINGS – Beginning Jan. 7, 2021, SDSU Extension will host a four-week webinar series related to the importance of calving distribution and subsequent market outcomes. Webinars will be held on Thursday of each week at 12:30 p.m. CST and will run through Jan. 28.

The series will consist of management strategies related to four key biological cycles in the cow and will address those things that are critical to each stage of that biological cycle. Each webinar will feature a different industry expert and will focus on a different topic including late gestation, calving-breeding, breeding-weaning and weaning-late gestation. Topics to be discussed within each series will include, nutrition, reproduction, health and economics.

Cows that calve on time are the number one predictor that cattle within that operation fit the managerial program. Furthermore, calf crops uniform in size and age have market advantages and exceed returns over calves that lack uniformity in both age and weight. Management decisions made prior to the first calf hitting the ground can have significant impact on the following breeding and calving season.

This webinar series will support cow/calf producers willing to implement new strategies for greater financial gain. Applications will focus on herd data and management decisions that promote market advantages.

Those interested can register at the Events page of the SDSU Extension website. Registration costs $50 and is open to the public through January 6, 2021.

For questions about the webinar series, contact Olivia Amundson, SDSU Extension cow/calf field specialist.

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