Nebraska State of Beef Conference 2018

Increasing Production Efficiency

several cattle in a pasture

November 7-8, 2018
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 2020.

PDF version of complete set of conference proceedings (PDF 6.4MB, 73 pgs)
NOTE: All links below are to PDF files.

Table of Contents

Market Outlook
Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center

Cow Size and Efficiency
Travis Mulliniks, UNL West Central Research and Extension Center

Reproductive Management
Rick Funston, UNL West Central Research and Extension Center

Internal and External Parasites
Dave Boxler, UNL West Central Research and Extension Center

Animal Breeding Programs to Support an Ever-Changing World
Tom Rathje, DNA Genetics LLC

Alternative Enterprises for the Cow-Calf Producer
Burke Teichert, Consultant

Alternative Enterprises Panel
Moderator: Burke Teichert, Consultant
Panel Members: Logan Pribbeno, Wineglass Ranch, Imperial; Sarah Sortum, Switzer Ranch, Burwell; Vern Terrell, Terrell Farms LLC, Hay Springs

Herd Health
Dale Grotelueschen, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center

Alternative Forage Systems
Mary Drewnoski and Jay Parsons, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Genetic Selection for Efficiency
Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Production Efficiency Panel
Moderator: Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Panel Members: Mark Allan, Trans Ova Genetics; Douglas Olsen, Olsen Ranches; Jerry Wulf, Wulf Cattle

List of Sponsors

Previous Conferences

2016 Conference Proceedings

2014 Conference Proceedings