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BEEF Magazine To Host Seminar At 2013 World Ag Expo


Make plans to attend the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to listen in on the BEEF Seminars, and sign up to win western art prints.

BEEF magazine will host its annual beef seminar at the 2013 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Make plans to attend. And keep reading for details on a new contest, where readers can win enter to win one of three limited-edition, signed and numbered western art prints.

Here’s a look at the topics that will be covered during the seminar:

1-2 p.m.: “Using DNA Information In Beef Cattle Production” by Alison Van Eenennaam, Extension genetics specialist at University of California-Davis

DNA tests for parentage determination, recessive genetic conditions, and production traits have been developed for the beef industry. This session will discuss how these tests work and how they might best be used by cattle producers.

2-3 p.m.: “Where City And Country Collide” by Amanda Radke

Societal shifts, government regulations, activist threats and consumer demands are changing the way ranchers do business. BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke discusses current industry challenges that producers face in meeting new demands for beef at the grocery store and explores ways to find success in extremely volatile times.

3-4 p.m.: “New Beginning And Slow Endings” by Wes Ishmael

BEEF Contributing Editor Wes Ishmael windling cattle numbers and historically high feed costs continue to challenge long-held industry dogma and the markets ahead.

If you’re in the Tulare area, I would love to see you at the seminar and visit more following the presentations.

To kick off the week and get ready for the seminar, I thought it would be fun to give away three copies of “The Overseers,” by Amarillo, TX-based artist, Jack Sorenson.

To enter, simply answer this question in the comments section below: “How much snow did you get over the weekend?”

With a snow storm blanketing much of the U.S., I’m curious to know how it impacted different regions of the country. In Mitchell, SD, we received 5-6 in. of snow by noon on Sunday. It’s a wet, heavy snow, and much-needed moisture in our area!

Winners will be announced on Thursday, following the seminar. Thanks for your participation!

Discuss this Blog Entry 13

Amanda Emery (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

No snow at Purdue University!

-Bill Gallagher-Penn State (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

With my horse,dog and cattle, just watching for the rain to start!

on Feb 11, 2013

No snow, just some rain. But we need a lot more of that in eastern Kansas.

on Feb 11, 2013

Just 4/10 " rain. Not much snow this year.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

I think around 6 in. but blew alot so don't know for sure!!

Darcy (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

No snow here in Hermiston, OR. On the contrary, we had beautiful sunny skies and warm afternoons - perfect weather for tagging new baby calves!

Dave (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

None in eastern WV

suekay (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

We had around 6 inches of snow-the wind blew hard so we may have had more. There are some big drifts!

Elizabeth (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

no snow in MO - just rain and wind!!!

Bob Mudd (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

No snow and no rain here in Kodiak Alaska . We are having a very mild winter ! The cattle are enjoying it. We run cattle on a remote island and always have plenty of rain and grass.

Julie Feldhaus (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

We maybe got 5 or 6 inches of snow. I am glad to say I didn't have to go out in it. Thanks to Hubby and son:) oh and grandson too!

boomorang (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

Snow in the 2-6 inches in Central Sierra Nevada Mountains

Roger Huckfeldt (not verified)
on Feb 11, 2013

Hard to tell in SE Wyoming, most of it came with 30-40mph winds. The guage shows it caught 2.2 inches.

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Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...

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