Event Schedule

Fall Focus 2019 offers a unique opportunity to capitalize on the plethora of beef cattle expertise in Manhattan, KS.   Here is the program for the educational day on Saturday, August 24, at the Manhattan Conference Center.   

 

Registration is free but required for meal counts.  Register for Fall Focus here.        Get the program here.

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Packet pick-up and registration 

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome Gordon Hodges, ASA Chairman of the Board of Trustees

 

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Opening Comments Dr. Michael Dikeman, Kansas State University

 

Session I: Moderated by Dr. Lauren Hyde

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Genetics of Fertility 

Drs. Bob Weaber, Megan Rolf, and Jennifer Bormann, Kansas State University 

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Novel Trait Advancements 

Drs. Bob Weaber, Megan Rolf, and Jennifer Bormann, Kansas State University 

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break with sponsor spotlight from Allflex®

 

Session II: Moderated by Dr. Jackie Atkins

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New developments in IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation.  

ASA/IGS Science Team

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with sponsor highlight from GeneSeek® and guest speaker, Coach Bill Snyder, retired KSU football coach.

 

Session III: Moderated by Dr. Wade Shafer

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Showring’s Role in the Beef Industry

Panelists include: Dr. Bob Hough, Dr. Scott Shaake, Donnell Brown, Tim Smith, and John Griswold 

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

 

Session IV: Moderated by Chip Kemp

 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Considerations for Seedstock Breeders to Help Commercial Cattle Operations be Successful, Charly Cummings, Superior Livestock Auctions 

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Feedyard Perspectives, Recipe for a Profitable Feeder Calf.

Craig Uden, Darr Feedlots

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lessons Learned from Feeder Calf Market Data.

Dr. Ken Odde, Kansas State University 

 

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Wrap up

 

6:00 p.m. Evening Dinner and Social at the Flint Hills Discovery Center