8:15 AM General Session – Opening Remarks and Industry Panel
Phillip Lancaster, Clinical Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
Reiss Bruning, Owner, Bruning Farms
Lynn Langvardt, Owner and Manager/Auctioneer, J.C. & Clay Center Livestock Sales Inc.
Dr. Kendra Rock, Cross Country Genetics
10:15 AM Cow-calf Nutrition and Management Considerations Following Drought
Jason Warner, Ph.D., Extension Cow-calf Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University
This session will highlight key management considerations applicable to current conditions for cow-calf operations that have experienced drought throughout the last year.
11:15 AM Farm to Family Mission & On Farm Harvest Trailer
Troy Leith and Bryan Leith, Owners, Midwest Meats
12:15 PM Keynote Address: Addressing Antagonisms in Ag (Without Just Being an Antagonist)
Matt Perrier, Part-owner/Manager, Dalebanks Angus
Many in production agriculture will face significant decisions in the coming years. Whether it is generational transfer, expansion, alternative land use, development issues, or management shifts, these decisions usually have consequences on other areas of the farm, family, or finances. Perrier will discuss the nuanced scope of ag and rural America today, and hopefully inspire ways to add sustained profitability to your farm, ranch, and community.
2:15 PM Supplementing for Success
Kevin Cain, DVM, Director of Technical Services, Multimin
Multimin is an injectable trace mineral (Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc) supplement that rapidly improves the trace mineral status of cattle. A strategic injection of Multimin, complements oral supplementation and provides trace minerals systemically to cattle during periods of high demand, stress, and enhances vaccine response. Strategic supplementation can lead to better health and increased profitability in your operation.
3:15 PM Key Factors to Consider When Thinking About the Opportunity for Record Cattle Prices
Scott Brown, Livestock Economist – University of Missouri
Given tight cattle supplies, there is much optimism about the possibility for much higher cattle prices. This session will provide the key factors to watch over the next two years that will determine how high cattle prices will go. Cattle price volatility will be discussed as cattle supplies tighten.