CattleTrace Industry Impacts, Cattle Cycle, Cow Depreciation, Top 3 Tips for Managing Cow Depreciation, Dollar Cost Averaging Approach

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2:25 CattleTrace Industry Impacts

10:20 Cattle Cycle

13:45 Cow Depreciation

19:37 Top 3 Tips for Managing Cow Depreciation

20:20 Dollar Cost Averaging Approach

Kansas Farm Management Association
CattleTrace
AgManager

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Dustin Questions, Ag Credit Survey, Listener Question, Tips for Managing Profitability in Stocker Cattle, Health Protocols

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3:15 Dustin Questions

7:30 Ag Credit Survey

10:30 Listener Question

18:35 Tips for Managing Profitability in Stocker Cattle

20:10 Health Protocols

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Dustin Questions, CattleTrace, Meet Andrew Moxey, Replacement Heifers, Tips for Replacement Heifer Selection at Weaning, Genomic Testing

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2:15 Dustin Questions

5:05 CattleTrace

10:15 Meet Andrew Moxey

15:20 Replacement Heifers

22:13 Tips for Replacement Heifer Selection at Weaning

23:35 Genomic Testing

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Cow Intake, Protein Supplementation, Cull Cow Options, Tips for Cull Cow Management, CattleTrace Symposium

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3:20 Cow Intake

11:00 Protein Supplementation

15:35 Cull Cow Options

20:15 Tips for Cull Cow Management

21:55 CattleTrace Symposium

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Recent Events, Winter Hay Management, Top Tips for Winter Hay Management, Calf Productivity

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1:00 Recent Events

10:53 Winter Hay Management

19:00 Top Tips for Winter Hay Management

20:38 Calf Productivity

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Meet Sara Place, Non-Commercial Food Service & the Beef Industry, Sustainability Facts, Top Sustainability Facts, Cow-Calf Sustainability, Mature Cow Size

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1:00 Meet Sara Place

3:45 Non-Commercial Food Service & the Beef Industry

7:15 Sustainability Facts

12:55 Top Sustainability Facts

14:05 Cow-Calf Sustainability

20:40 Mature Cow Size

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Dustin Questions, Weaning Calves, Calf Marketing, Top 5 Calf Marketing Considerations, Value of Preg-Checking

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2:10 Dustin Questions

7:45 Weaning Calves

11:20 Calf Marketing

17:45 Top 5 Calf Marketing Considerations

18:50 Value of Preg-Checking

Beef Basis
Livestock Marketing Charts
BCI Calculators

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Meet Forrest Buhler, Dustin Questions, Transition Plan Definitions, Succession Planning, Business Structures

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1:20 Meet Forrest Buhler, KAMS

4:00 Dustin Questions

10:05 Transition Plan Definitions

16:30 Succession Planning

10:30 Business Structures

Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services

Transition Planning: 12 Steps to Keep the Family Farming

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Listener Question, Antimicrobial Definitions, Culling Cows, Top “O”‘s of Culling, Vaccinating Fall Calving Herds

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2:30 Listener Question: Neospora

10:35 Antimicrobial Definitions

16:10 Culling Cows

20:50 Top “O”‘s of Culling

21:45 Vaccinating Fall Calving Herds

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Listener Question, Grazing Sorghum, Trace Minerals, Top Mineral Considerations, Vaccinating Spring Calving Cows

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1:20 Listener Question

6:45 Grazing Sorghum

13:15 Trace Minerals

17:15 Top Mineral Considerations

18:20 Vaccinating Spring Calving Cows

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Dustin Questions, Ultrasound Guidelines Council, Pre-Processing Check, Tips for Pre-Processing Facility Check, New Facility Guidelines, Facility Costs

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1:45 Dustin Questions

5:40 Ultrasound Guideline Council

8:00 Pre-Processing Check

12:30 Tips for Pre-Processing Facility Check

13:45 New Facility Guidelines

23:30 Facility Costs

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What is Anaplasmosis, Handling Cattle with Anaplasmosis, Anaplasmosis in Your Herd, Tips for Managing Anaplasmosis, Body Condition

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2:00 What is Anaplasmosis

8:05 Handling Cattle with Anaplasmosis

10:00 Anaplasmosis in Your Herd

13:20 Tips for Managing Anaplasmosis

14:50 Body Condition

22:30 Events

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Dustin Questions, Meet Brian Lubbers, Antimicrobial Plan, Antimicrobial Selection Tips, Castration, Antimicrobial Stewardship

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1:25 Dustin Questions

3:30 Meet Brian Lubbers

5:15 Antimicrobial Plan

12:24 Antimicrobial Selection Tips

14:00 Castration

18:00 Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Risk Management, Dustin Questions, Cow Breakeven, Tips to Manage Cow Breakeven, Cover Crops, Stockmanship

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1:45 Risk Management

5:00 Dustin Questions

8:15 Cow Breakeven

13:12 Tips to Manage Cow Breakeven

14:55 Cover Crops

20:50 Stockmanship with John & Chase

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Meet John & Chase, Cattle Handling, Stockmanship & Stewardship Seminar, Value of BQA, Vaccine Handling

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0:30 Meet John Sachse & Chase DeCoite

3:45 Cattle Handling

10:20 Stockmanship & Stewardship Seminar

14:15 Value of BQA

18:15 Vaccine Handling

Kansas Beef Council: kansasbeef.org; 785-273-5225

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Reproductive Heritability, Bull Selection, Top Tips to Prepare for Fall Weaning, Fall Weaning & Processing

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1:40 Reproductive Heritability

12:15 Bull Selection

20:00 Top Tips to Prepare for Fall Weaning

22:00 Fall Weaning & Processing

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Conference Updates, Pasture Management, Creep Feeding, Top Tips for Summer Nutritional Planning, BQA, In the News

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1:30 Conference Updates

12:10 Pasture Management

16:10 Creep Feeding

21:05 Top Tips for Summer Nutritional Planning

22:48 BQA

24:25 In the News

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Sarah Bowser, Cattle Feeding & Sorghum, Sorghum Challenges/Opportunities, Sorghum Research, Fall Calving, Top Tips for Fall Calving, Fly Control

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4:40 Sarah Bowser, Center for Sorghum Improvement Managing Director

7:12 Cattle Feeding & Sorghum

12:00 Sorghum Challenges/Opportunities

14:06 Sorghum Research

18:00 Fall Calving

21:20 Top 7 Tips for Fall Calving

23:20 Fly Control

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Poll Question, Summertime Pneumonia, Top Summer Pneumonia Risk Factors, Deworming, Trailer/Tire Management

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3:10 Poll Question

3:20 Summertime Pneumonia

11:05 Top Summer Pneumonia Risk Factors

12:45 Feed Efficiency Genes

18:00 Deworming

24:30 Trailer/Tire Management

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Fencing Estimates, Listener Question, Important Cow-Calf Traits, Tips for Deciding Important Traits, Fencing, BIF Update

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1:00 Fencing Estimates

2:40 Listener Question

10:15 Important Cow-Calf Traits

14:15 Tips for Deciding Important Traits

17:20 Fencing

22:10 BIF Update
Beef Improvement
BIF Conference
Beef Improvement Federation

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Dr. Joe McMeniman, Ag Econ Questions, National American Society of Animal Science, Pre-Conditioning Calves, Top Tips for Mid-Summer Pre-Conditioning, Australian Issues

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1:00 Dr. Joe McMeniman – Meat & Livestock Australia Feedlot Project Manager

2:30 Ag Economic Questions

7:30 National American Society of Animal Science Meeting

11:45 Pre-Conditioning Calves

17:00 Top 5 Tips for Mid-Summer Pre-Conditioning

18:45 Australian Issues

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Hy-Plains Feedyard with Paula

Written by: Patti Dollarhide

Paula Ghazarian

“Paula, do you want to go on a road trip?”

“Sure, where to?  We made great memories when we traveled to the nutrition conference in Miami on the beach a few years back.  When and where?”

“June 20, 2019 at Hy-Plains Education & Research Center, Montezuma, KS.  Be sure to wear close-toed shoes.”

And that is all it took to get my friend Paula Ghazarian, RN, leader of the Infection Control oversight team at one of the largest hospitals in Kansas for many years, to attend the “Appropriate Antimicrobial & Use & Stewardship” conference several hundred miles away.  She is a life-long learner who pursues learning no matter what the time or setting.  Paula was raised in West Virginia and has stories about raccoons, squirrels and prized coon dogs that make you laugh so hard your stomach hurts, but we soon found that cattle chat was a foreign language to her.  The cattle talk took us to other health-related topics.  I could feel some common ground as she shared her frustration with parents who choose not to vaccinate their children, resulting in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.  This easily translates to the cattle business as our customers want us to stop using antibiotics to treat food animals.

We arrived at the Hy-Plains feedlot a little early, and Tom Jones took time to give Paula a tour of the cattle processing area.  Her morning started off with amazement.  “I had no idea it would be so calm, quiet and clean.  I was expecting chaos and very bad odor.”

Paula asked a few questions that were easy to answer, as well as some that don’t really have answers.  She was disappointed that a retailer she held in high esteem due to their stand against antibiotics in chickens has created a trade-off that includes a negative effect on animal welfare.  Increasing animal mortality is not the outcome she wants.

As the day went on, speakers discussed opportunities in our business to reduce stressors that drive how we currently use medically important antibiotics   Modern beef production is a highly specialized business in which technology has allowed farmers to produce more food for a growing world and still stay in business – a cattleman’s ultimate definition of sustainability.

Two different times during the day, questions came from the agriculture audience wondering what the human medical community is doing to address appropriate use and stewardship.   We know, and they know, that there are opportunities.  Paula shared multiple examples on our return trip of how practices and procedures have changed, such as simple oversight in the ICU to remove Foley catheters after three days which had an immediate impact on infection reduction.   She also shared case studies that her specialized infectious disease team worked with that would break your heart.

One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.  Research and industry collaboration are essential.  I was proud to have my friend see and hear the efforts that are going on in the agriculture community to make change so she will trust our food supply and want to continue to eat beef

My hope for future meetings is to include more human health professionals in our discussions.  Let’s hear what initiatives they are working on and address antimicrobial use together.

Thru the eye of an infection control nurse not familiar with USA Beef production:

  1. How do the animals get out of this chute?  How do you get them back to the pen?
  2. Why do you track “days on feet”?  Aren’t they always on their feet? 
  3. What are “check off dollars”?
  4. I have never heard of ionophores in human medicine.  What are they? 
  5. There is a lot to know about.
  6. How to the producers at the farmer’s market fit into this model?
  7. There are trade-offs. 
  8. I never thought about how we grind different animals together to make hamburgers.
  9. Antibiotic resistance is everyone’s problem.  We have a lot of examples of changes we have made in human medicine, as well as a lot of challenges this group might be interested in.

Pink Eye, County Fair, Top Tips for Going to the County Fair, Transition Plans, Heat Stress

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4:20 Pink Eye

10:10 County Fair

13:45 Top 9 Tips for Going to the County Fair

16:00 Transition Plans

25:25 Heat Stress

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Hy-Plains Conference, Listener Question, Top Tips for New Producers, Invasive Species, Top Traits for Beef Cows, Transition Plan Poll

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1:30 Hy-Plains Feedyard Conference

9:45 Listen Question: New Cattle Producers

13:25 Top 10 Tips for New Beef Producers

16:15 Invasive Species

20:10 Top Traits for Beef Cows

25:30 Transition Plan Poll Question

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Dr. Ellis, HR Risk, Transition/Estate Plans, Top 5 Areas of Risk & How to Manage, Crisis Communication, Communication Strategies, Fall Brown Calves & Weaning Tips

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1:00 Dr. Ellis, Ag Communications Department Head

4:12 HR Risk

11:24 Transition/Estate Plans

12:58 Top 5 Areas of Risk & How to Manage

14:35 Crisis Communication

18:30 Communication Strategies

21:20 Fall Born Calves & Weaning Tips

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