Make time to attend the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producer Forum to learn how the BQA program continues to evolve. The recently released National Beef Quality Audit revealed a number of opportunities for adding value to market cows and bulls. Hear more from Dr. Wayne Morgan, President of Protein Products for Golden State Foods, Patrick Linnell, Director of Cattle Market Research for CattleFax, Michaela Clowser, Director of Producer Education at NCBA, on the “why” and “how” of marketing cows and bulls the right way and at the right time. A brief BQA program update along with Q & A with presenters will ensure you get your questions answered.
Join us for a forward-thinking session with Jim Carroll, a renowned Futurist, Author, and Innovation Expert. This session promises to empower you with the knowledge and foresight needed to embrace the ever-changing agricultural landscape, shedding light on the trends and technologies that are shaping the future of the cattle industry. Jim's thought-provoking insights and engaging storytelling will inspire you to think differently and reimagine the possibilities that lie ahead. Whether you are a rancher, a technology enthusiast, or anyone passionate about the future of agriculture, this session is your gateway to knowledge, innovation, and success. Plan to attend this motivating session with the BQA Celebration of Excellence. The BQA Awards recognize the best of the beef industry with the winners will leaving you inspired, motivated and proud to be a part of our great industry.
Cull animals represent a significant portion of ranch’s income each year. Capturing additional value with your cull cattle doesn’t have to be complicated. There are strategies you can implement to add value to your cull cattle and often, these decisions will also improve cattle well-being. This panel will highlight improved cattle care, economic findings, and real world take home examples from folks who’ve worked extensively to add value to cull animals.
The profitability of the cow-calf operation is directly related to herd reproductive efficiency. The efficient cow is the one that calves a calf every year. Every operation is different, and many reproductive programs are available: natural breeding, timed natural breeding, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, etc. Regardless of what is the reproductive program that you use, you should always evaluate reproductive efficiency. This session will give clear data and practical examples to show why it is essential to evaluate reproductive efficiency in the herd.