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feeding quality forum 2018

 

The 13th annual Feeding Quality Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, offered new insight on a variety of topics, from a detailed market outlook to consumer perceptions of the beef industry. Feedyard managers also shared their ideas on employee management. Producing quality beef and feed sample testing were also discussed. Hear from the speakers, read news coverage and download the presentations below. 

Speaker summaries and news

How to Face Evolving Demands

In the rapid changing space of sustainability, finding clarity on what to do is challenging. At the 2021 Feeding Quality Forum, Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson offered insights on what can be expected of producers moving forward.

From insights to solutions

After the last 18 months, what we would pay for a crystal ball that could help us predict the future! They don’t have any magic prediction powers, but leading minds shared their outlook on key beef production areas at this year’s Feeding Quality Forum.

Smith receives Industry Achievement Award at Feeding Quality Forum

The hands of a veterinarian hold the life cycle of an animal in their care. The mind, however, directs the hands. Anyone who’s met Dr. Bob Smith knows the way he thinks is something else. It’s come from more than 30 years in the industry caring for its people and cattle. It’s why he earned the 2021 Industry Achievement Award.

Of cattle care and human flourishing

Dr. Bob Smith, or “Doc Bob,” is the kind of man that looks to others’ success before his own. One that endeavors to be a life-long learner and shares that knowledge with anyone it’ll help. He’s also our 2021 Industry Achievement Award recipient.

Registration now open for 2021 Feeding Quality Forum

Since 2006, commercial cattlemen, cattle feeders and industry partners have gathered to network and learn about the current and the future state of the beef industry. This is the first year Feeding Quality Forum is offering in-person and virtual registration options.

Add value to calves

“Value” in feeder calf marketing is a relative term. All calves have some and the trick is to capture your share, said Paul Dykstra. Success is rooted in your customers he said. Customer changes through the supply chain from feeder, to packer to consumer.

Rebound

Shocks to the beef industry were all part of 2020’s “unprecedented” theme, but how the market responded was less surprising. That’s from RaboResearch analyst Dustin Aherin. When history is in the making, cattlemen should be innovative.

Hindsight for the future

Randy Blach gave hindsight to the industry’s past 40 years to prepare for the next 40 at the 2020 virtual Feeding Quality Forum. While 2020 is a tumultuous year, perspective gives us hope for the future. There’s optimism for the future, but not without challenges.

The market demands more demand

Even without a worldwide pandemic, economic shutdowns and disruptions in food processing, Dan Basse would have covered demand drivers at the 15th annual Feeding Quality Forum. Economic wild cards include political outcomes and continued stimulus measures.

Registration opens for Feeding Quality Forum webinar

The 15th annual Feeding Quality Forum will be a free, two-day, virtual event delivering tangible tools and ideas for commercial cattlemen and feeders. This year’s agenda has a strong focus on the markets—an ever changing topic this year.

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dan basse - politics, trade and beef outlook

President of AgResource, Dan Basse shared what factors are impacting the cattle markets now and into the future. 

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brian vanderley - vaccination timing

University of Nebraska Lincoln researcher Brian Vander Ley explained the importance of stratigically vaccinating feeder cattle. 

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Dale Blasi - Limit Feeding as an option to optimize

Kansas State University animal scientist, Dale Blasi shared how to reduce inputs while rising profits.

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Paul Walz - Weaning Vaccine Selection
From Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Paul Walz covered the influence of weaning vaccine selection on pre-breeding vaccine options.

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Jeff Heldt - Vitamin & Mineral Formulations

Beef Technical Services Manager for Micronutrients, USA, Jeff Heldt shares current and future considerations for vitamin and mineral formulations.

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Paul Dykstra - Grid Marketing

Grid marketing is nothing new to feeders, but what about the commercial cattleman’s perspective? Paul Dykstra, beef cattle specialist for Certified Angus Beef shares what cow-calf producers need to know. 

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Rick Funston - Heifer Development

Reproductive Physiologist for the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Rick Funston shares how to create profitable heifer development systems in your operation. 

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INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER: GERALD TIMMERMAN