DURANGO, Colo. — Join Colorado State University Animal Sciences and Colorado BQA in Southwestern Colorado for a one-of-a-kind Stockmanship and Stewardship educational opportunity. Spend a day and a half learning from beef industry experts, like Dr. Temple Grandin, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Stockmanship Clinicians on how implementing sound Stockmanship and Stewardship practices on your operation will add value to your bottom line.
The program will not only provide opportunities to interact one-on-one with experts including Dr. Temple Grandin, it will also include live cattle handling demonstrations on-foot and horseback, hands-on training sessions, and insight from speakers representing many facets of the beef industry supply chain – from animal health companies to cattle marketing specialists. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to earn or renew your Beef Quality Assurance certification.
Mark your calendar for August 27-28, 2021! You are sure to find value in this Stockmanship and Stewardship event!
8:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Optional Pre-Conference Tours
Tour 1: Sunny Side Meats- https://sunnysidemeats.com
253 County Road 216
Durango, CO 81303
- Group 1 – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (20 attendees)
- Group 2 – 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (20 attendees)
18683 Highway 140
Hesperus, CO 81326-9575
- Tour begins at 9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – Registration Opens
1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
1:15 p.m. – Best Management Practices to Optimize Cattle Health during Drought
3:45 p.m. – Earn Top Dollar for your Calves – Cattle Marketing Opportunities in 2022 and Beyond
Kate Maher, NCBA Senior Director of Organizational Communications and Executive Producer of NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen
- Doug Stanton, Senior VP Sales & Business Development, Where Food Comes From – IMI Global
- Glenn Benjamin, Rancher and Colorado Sales Representative, Western Video Market
- Dave Gottenborg, Rancher at Eagle Rock Ranch – Jefferson, CO
- TBD, Owner Live Auction Market
Dr. Jennifer Martin, CSU Animal Sciences- Meat Sciences
Dr. Jason Ahola, CSU Animal Sciences – Beef Management Systems
7:30 a.m. – Doors open, coffee and pastries available
8:00 a.m. – Classroom Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training
- Dean Fish, Ranch Manager, Santa Fe Ranch Foundation – Arizona
- Ron Gill, Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Texas
- Curt Pate, Curt Pate Stockmanship – Montana
*Chute sponsored by Basin Co-Op
12:00 p.m. – Lunch sponsored by Multimin USA
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Hands-on Rotations (30 minutes each)
Attendees will break into small groups and rotate through each of the below sessions to gain more extensive insight to Beef Quality Assurance principles and their application.
|A||Designing Handling Facilities that Work for Your Operation||Dr. Temple Grandin, CSU Animal Sciences – Behavior and Welfare|
|B||Stock Trailer Inspection and Transportation Safety||Dr. Jason Ahola, CSU Animal Sciences – Beef Management Systems|
|C||The Role of the Veterinary Client Patient Relationship
(VCPR) in Preventing and Treating Disease in Cattle
|Dr. John Wenzel, New Mexico State University, NM BQA|
|D||Practical Implementation of BQA Principles at the Chute||Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Libby Bigler, CSU Animal Sciences, CO BQA
|E||Importance of Timely and Humane Euthanasia||Dr. Lily Edwards-Callaway, CSU Animal Sciences – Behavior and Welfare|
4:00 p.m. – BQA Quiz
— Colorado Beef Quality Assurance
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