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2006 Conference Summary




2006 Grass Genetics Showcase and Conference Information
September 29th and 30th.

Kearney, NE
Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Ag Pavilion

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{TENTATIVE} 2006 Grass Genetics Showcase and Conference Schedule {TENTATIVE}

Friday, September 29th 8:00 - 8:30 AM Conference Check In/Walk-in Registrations

8:30 - 8:50 AM Welcome, Introductions, Goals

8:50 - 9:15 AM Keynote Address: Bill Kurtis, television journalist and program host, Bill will illuminate the grassfed beef landscape from the perspective of a believer turned investor. Come prepared to be inspired!

9:15 - 10:45 Dr. Richard Diven: The fundamentals of the low input production model, and the type of cow that can actually excel in this type of system. (Hint: She is also the cow whose offspring can and will finish on grass.)

11:00 - Noon Display Pens/Exhibitor's Booths. Ultrasounding, interaction with breeders/cattle, pen-side discussions

12:00 - 12:40 Lunch

12:45 - 2:00 Dr. Allen Williams: Why the correct cattle genetics are the engine that drives your grassfed beef operation while improving your bottom line.

2:00 - 2:15 Brief Break

2:15- 3:30 Round Table Discussion

3:30 -4:30 Presentation by Breeders IN Display Pens

4:30 - 5:30 Dinner: CASH BBQ on Site!

5:30 - 7:30 American Devon Cattle Association Pen Show, Judged by Ron Ladner (TGB Consultant), with Ultrasound Evaluation of same cattle by Dr. Allen Williams.

DAY 2 September 30th

8:30 - 9:00 Hospitality Table, Networking

9:00 - 10:30 Dr. Tilak Dhiman. Conjugated Linoleic Acid: A CLA primer for producers and consumers and the role of the ruminant diet in CLA production. Also a survey of CLA-friendly feed supplements.

10:30 - 11:30 Display Pens/Exhibitor's Booths

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:45 - 2 PM Terry Gompert: Growing and managing pastures that will finish beeves (the right kind, of course!) on forage alone.

2:00 - 3:00 Q/A with Dhiman, Williams, Diven, Gompert

3:00 - 3:20 PM - Wrap Up Session, Evaluations.

End Grass Genetics Showcase and Conference

3:30 PM - Devon Cattle Annual to public. American Devon Cattle Association

Lodging Information Ramada Inn of Kearney 1-800-652-1909

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