Beef Production Conference
I’m Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.
The first annual WSU Beef Production Conference is entitled “Tools & Techniques for the Future” and Curtis Beus, WSU Extension Okanogan County Director, says there will be something for everyone within the beef industry.
BEUS: We have purposefully tried to have workshops that will appeal to the smaller scale, the less experienced producer. We’ve got things like calving management and how to deal with dystocia - dystocia being calving problems or difficult deliveries and so forth. We’ve got the things that we’re calling “Vaccinology” - just basic understanding of how vaccines work and how to make them more effective in herd health. So we have some pretty basic production issues - we’ll have a session or two on range management and how to improve pasture management. So yes, we’re aiming this at producers be they’re purebred, commercial, cattle feeders. We really want youth to come. We have a student discount. We’ve been trying to advertise it pretty hard at the FFA kids and 4-H, and all the youth association, beef associations.
Beus says that the two day event June 13 & 14 at the State Fair Park in Yakima will also have very advanced sessions.
BEUS: But all of our scientists have been informed that they’re not here speaking at some international conference to their genetic peers or their reproductive physiology peers but to producers. So I’m confidant that the layman can understand and it will be very useful and educational.
Tomorrow Beus will talk more in depth about the workshops and demonstrations being offered throughout the two day conference. For more information visit www.beefconference.wsu.edu or call 509-422-7245.
That’s Washington Ag Today.
I’m Lacy Gray on the Ag Information Network.