The production and marketing of high-quality, high-value beef is the focus of the BEEF 2020 workshop, Jan. 9-11, at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Animal Science Complex in Brookings. The workshop is from 2 p.m. Jan. 9, to noon Jan. 11. Registration is $50; registration deadline is Dec. 20.

The workshop is designed to educate attendees on producing high-quality, high-value beef, says SDSU Extension beef specialist Cody Wright. Topics include evaluation of live-market cattle, beef-carcass grading and pricing, feeding and management strategies to improve carcass quality, genetic prediction of carcass merit, marketing the calf crop, meat/food safety technology, beef-carcass fabrication, factors that affect eating quality, and product taste panels.

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