Greeley, CO – January 23, 2017 – Once again this year, Brian Allmer of The BARN will be the emcee for BEEF DAY @ the 2017 CO Farm Show on January 24th from 9 am – 3:15 pm in Events Center Room A at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley.
2017 CO Farm Show Beef Day presentations include:
8:55am: WELCOME – Brian Allmer of The BARN & CO Ag News Network
9:00 – 9:10 am: Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Update Erin Karney, Industry Advancement Director, Colorado Cattleman’s Association – Arvada,CO
The Cattlemen’s Association serves as the principal voice and advocate for Colorado beef production by ensuring a dynamic and profitable industry that promotes growth and opportunity for future generations. Erin will share about the Association’s commitment to their core competencies:Government Affairs, Issue Management,Communication and Outreach,Member Services and Benefits.
9:10 – 9:20 am: Priorities for Colorado Livestock Association Bill Hammerich, CEO –
Bill will cover a variety of issues that are priorities to CLA and Colorado livestock producers,including Rocky Mountain National Park, legislative outlook, animal welfare,nutrient criteria, and member outreach.
9:20 – 9:30 am: Beef Check-Off Update Gregory Bloom, Executive Director, Colorado Beef Council
Meet Greg Bloom, new Executive Director of the Colorado Beef Council and hear an update about the beef check-off program.
9:30 – 10:30 am: Market Outlook: Supply,Demand, Margin, and Leverage Marcus Brix, Research Analyst, CattleFax –
CattleFax analyst Marcus Brix will discuss at length the supply and demand situation that cattle producers are facing. This topic will cover a discussion on the cattle cycle and how this relates to domestic supplies of cattle and beef, as well as the supply of competing meats having a strong influence on our markets.Other topics covered include:domestic and international demand, leverage across all segments of the industry, and operating in a tight margin environment.
10:30 – 11:30 am: Beef Quality Assurance Certification Workshop – Libby Bigler, Colorado Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, Dept.of Animal Sciences, CSU
Join us in this session to earn your Beef Quality Assurance Certification! The program provides hands-on training and education on BQA guidelines including Cattle Care and Husbandry Practices, Feedstuffs, Feed Additives and Medications, Processing/Treatment and Records and Injectable Animal Health Products. The BQA program is designed to assist cattle producers in setting production standards and establishing systems for data retention and record keeping based on these guidelines.
12:30 – 2:30 pm: Stockmanship and Stewardship Demonstration Curt Pate, BQA Stockmanship Clinician, National Beef Quality Assurance
Renowned stockmanship and stewardship expert,Curt Pate, will be conducting a live cattle handling demonstration featuring low-stress cattle handling topics including gathering,sorting, chute-side processing and loading. Pate teachestechniques on how to put the proper pressure on cattle at a different angles and at varying amountsto help move them comfortably and without a negative experience— for the stockman or the livestock.
Only the audio from the classroom portion is available online…
POST DEMO – Q & A w/Curt Pate
2:30 – 3:15 pm: Experiencing the Flavor of Beef—Tasting Demonstration Dale Woerner, Ph.D.,Associate Professor,Dept.of Animal Sciences,Center for Meat Safety and Quality, CSU
Dr.Woerner will conduct a live demonstration of the beef flavor experience with samplesto taste.Flavor differences— from cattle breed differences, carcass grades,aging techniques, and cattle production practices will be highlighted and explained.
ALL of the audio from the presenters was made available courtesy of The Colorado Farm Show Beef Committee and brought to you by The BARN.
Once again BEEF Day @ the 2017 Coloraod Farm Show is sponsored by: