Nebraska State of Beef Conference 2016

Innovation in the Cowherd and Beyond

several cattle in a pasture

November 2-3, 2016
North Platte, NE

Most speakers wrote a proceedings paper to accompany their presentations and those are available below.

This conference is planned to be a biennial event – hosted next in 2018.

PDF version of complete set of conference proceedings (PDF 4MB, 84 pgs)
NOTE: All links below are to PDF files.

Table of Contents

Market Outlook
Randy Blach, CattleFax

Genetic Selection for More Profitable Cow-Calf Enterprises: Tackling Input Costs
M. L. Spangler, Department of Animal Science, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Health Considerations for the Calf: Setting Up for Success
Jerry Stokka, North Dakota State University

Technology for the Cow-Calf Producer Revisited
Karla Jenkins, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Optimum Management for Backgrounding Systems
Jim MacDonald, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Strategies for Breeding High-Risk Beef Females
Rick Funston, West Central Research and Extension Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Decision Support Tools
Randy Saner, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Association Panel - What Are Breed Associations Doing for the Commercial Cattleman?
Moderator: Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Panel Members: Dan Moser, American Angus Association; Shane Bedwell, American Hereford Association; Chip Kemp, American Simmental Association

New Feedlot Research and What It Means to the Cow-Calf and Stocker Segments
Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Ensuring End Product Quality: Management Considerations
Ty Schmidt, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Including Risk Management as Part of a Marketing Plan for Cow-Calf Producers
Aaron Berger, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Beef Industry Panel
Moderator: Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Panel Members: Marcine Moldenhauer, Meat Link Management; John Schroeder, Darr Feedlot; Dave Weaber, Delhaize Group

List of Sponsors

Previous Conferences

2014 Conference Proceedings