A day and half High Plains Pasture to Profit Conference featuring stockmanship, stewardship, and sustainability.
A day and half High Plains Pasture to Profit Conference featuring stockmanship, stewardship, and sustainability. This event will provide regional beef producers with an educational opportunity surrounding practical cattle care, handling and facility design, Beef Quality Assurance, as well as topics pertaining to animal health, antibiotic stewardship, and environmental responsibility.
*Includes banquet meal and lunch.
High Plains Pasture to Profit Agenda
August 19, 2022
12:00 p.m. – Registration Opens
1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
1:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Economic Value of Stewardship
2:15 p.m. – Ranch Biosecurity: Standardizing Practices throughout the Beef Supply Chain
3:15 p.m. – Break and visit vendors
3:30 p.m. – Sustainable Solutions for Animal Agriculture
4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Cattle Buyer Perspective - Keys to Making Calves Competitive on Sale Day
6:00 p.m. – Steak Taste Panel Demonstration Social Hour
7:00 p.m. – Banquet Dinner - Keynote Address: Animal Welfare in the 21st Century
August 20, 2022
7:30 a.m. – Doors open, coffee and pastries available
8:00 a.m. – Classroom Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training
9:00 a.m. – Live Cattle Stockmanship Demonstrations
Spend the morning with renowned stockmanship clinician Dean Fish as he shares and demonstrates a variety of cattle handling methods. In this live cattle handling demonstration, the clinician will teach techniques surrounding how to read cattle behavior, how to teach cattle to respond to different types of pressure and will provide tips and tools surrounding “Low Stress Handling,” better known as effective stockmanship. Whether you work cattle on foot or horseback, if you have state of the art facilities or a basic wooden system, this session is sure to spark ideas to take home and practice on your operation.
11:00 a.m. – Break and visit vendors
11:15 a.m. – Transportation Demonstrations – Trailer Safety and Loading and Unloading Cattle
12:30 p.m. – Lunch and visit vendors (Sponsor Presentation)
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Hands-on Rotations (30 minutes each)
Attendees will break into small groups and rotate through each of the below sessions to gain more extensive insight to Beef Quality Assurance principles and their application.
4:30 p.m. – BQA Quiz
5:00 p.m. – Closing remarks and adjourn