2017 Beef Cow-Calf Management Seminar

The Michigan State University Beef Team will be conducting seminars for beef cow-calf producers.

The Michigan State University Beef Team will be conducting a two session cow-calf management seminar at the following locations:

  • Bay College (Escanaba, Michigan) – Feb. 14, 28
  • Mid-Michigan Community College (Harrison, Michigan) – Feb. 15, March 1
  • MSU Experiment Station (Clarksville, Michigan) – Feb. 16,  March 2

Sign-in for each session at 6:30 p.m. and the program will conclude at 9:15 p.m.

Beef cattle prices have seen a great rise and fall over the past few years and during the first session, guest speaker, Brenda Boetel, Professor and Department Chair of Agriculture Economics, University of Wisconsin Riverfalls, will discuss the “Riding through the Ups and Downs of the Beef Industry.” She will cover the causing factors of the price changes and offer suggestions to handle these challenges, while maintaining a plan for the future. Other presentations will explore approaches to “Improve Profits by Increasing Revenue” and “Improve Profits by Decreasing Cost of Production.”

Second session topics will include:
  • Beef cattle selection: Select bulls and keep heifers to increase income/decrease production cost
  • Culling beef cows: How and when should you make that decision
  • Calf Shelter and Care
  • Impacts of MAEAP program on Michigan beef farms.

The cost of the program is $10 per session. Participants can register online or by mail. Checks should be made payable to Michigan State University and mailed to:

Michigan State University Extension
725 Greenland Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953

For more information, contact Frank Wardynski, MSU Extension, 906-884-4386, wardynsk@anr.msu.edu.

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