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Posted on: August 3, 2020

U of M Extension to Host a Six-Part Webiner Series for Beef Farmers

The University of Minnesota Extension will host a six-part webinar series titled: Key Components of a Successful Beef Operation: Cow/Calf to Consumer! The series will be held on Aug. 12, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The series will focus on different aspects of raising and managing beef cattle while keeping the end consumer in mind. Dates and topics include:

Wednesday, Aug. 12: “Methods of Pregnancy Checking”, Dr. Tony Dank, DVM. “Preg-checking the Cowherd to Reduce the Cost of Open Cows”, Dr. Eric Mousel

Thursday, Aug. 13: “Body Condition Scoring Cows: How, When, & Why”, & “Does Early Weaning Calves Make Sense?”, Melissa Runck. “Assessing Nutrition Status of the Cow Herd”, Dr. Eric Mousel

Tuesday, Aug. 18: “Managing Forages for Fall & Winter Feeding”, Troy Salzer, Tarah Young, Emma Severns

Thursday, Aug. 20: “Starting Calves: What Really Matters & When to Leave Cattle Alone”, Dr. Joe Armstrong, DVM. “Initial Days on Feed Nutrition and Implant Strategies”, Dr. Grant Crawford

Tuesday, Aug. 25: “Selecting the Right Animal for Butcher”, Kyle Rozeboom & Dr. Ryan Cox

Thursday, Aug. 27: “Keeping Beef at the Center of the Plate”, Dr. Megan Webb. “Meet the Meat Industry Middle Man – the Main Street Butcher. Bridging the Farmer and Consumer Conversation”, Lindsey Loken, Blondies Butcher Shop

Pre-registration is required. Please register at by 5 p.m. the day before each event. You will receive a Zoom link after registration closes. You only have to register once and you will be registered for all subsequent webinars. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, you will receive the recordings for all the sessions via email at the end of the series. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Postels at or Stacey Caughey at

For more news and events from U of M Extension, visit University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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