Webinar Series Schedule

February 23, 2022

Advances in Indoor Beef Cattle Production

2-4 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Bernadette Earley, TEAGASC, Ireland
  • Dr. Dan Loy, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Terry Engelken, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Derek Haley, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Maria Devant and Sonia Marti, IRTA

March 23, 2022
Cow-Calf Management and General Production

2-4 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Kip  Lukasiewicz of Sandhills Cattle Consultants
  • Dr. Dan Thomson, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Jason Rowntree, Michigan State University
  • Kim Brackett

April 27, 2022
Emerging Issues and Student Presentations in Beef Cattle Welfare

2-4 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein Agriculture and AgriFood, Canada 
  • Dr. Courtney Daigle, Texas A&M 
  • Caleb Brezina: Evidence of social buffering benefits to castration stress in beef calves housed with familiar pen-mates 
  • Aiden Juge: Evaluating Dogs' Ability to Detect Bovine Respiratory Disease 
  • Paula Olivares Guzman: Does providing bedding change the latency and duration of cattle lying behavior 
  • Cathy McGettigan: The effect of floor type on the performance and welfare of finishing beef steers 
  • Dorit Albertsen: The natural weaning window in suckler beef cattle 
  • Francesca Johansen: Naturally weaned beef cattle preferentially associate with related cattle 
  • Ashlynn Kirk : Scoring septum injuries in beef calves with and without a nose flap

May 25, 2022
Technology Advancements and Opportunities: Tech Talks

2-4 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Diego Moya Fernandez, University of Saskatchewan
  • Jason Nickell, Merck Animal Health
  • Daniela Melendez Suarez, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Mark Rutter, Harper Adams University, UK
  • Justin Sexten, Zoetis
  • Pieter Vogels, mOovement

June 22, 2022
Virtual Demonstrations in Beef Welfare Management

2-4 p.m. ET

Beef Welfare in Handling

  • Dr. Derek Haley, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, Agriculture and AgriFood, Canada 

Michigan State University's Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock (ERAIL)

  • Paola Bacigalupo Sanguesa, MSU Extension Educator

On-farm Euthanasia

  • Dr. Madonna Benjamin, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Jeannine Schweihofer, Michigan State University

Contact Information

For information and questions, please contact ANR Event Services at or 517-355-4156.