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70th UF/IFAS Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Will be Virtual

Clint Thompson Cattle, Florida

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The 70th Annual Beef Cattle Short Course will be a virtual event this year. It will take place May 4-6. The program will be delivered each of those evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern via Zoom. Each night will consist of two speakers. The program this year will focus on efficiency and its importance to the beef industry. Cattle Fax will kick off the first evening with its traditional market outlook.

Registration for the event is free, and one registration gets you in for all three evenings. Please visit the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences website for more information regarding details and registration.

Speakers for the 70th Annual Beef Cattle Short Course include:

May 4 (all times eastern)

6 p.m. 2021 Market Outlook, Randy Blach Cattle Fax. 7 p.m. The Environmental Impact of the Beef Cattle Industry. Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis.

May 5

6 p.m. A Basic Overview of Feed Efficiency, Feed Conversion, and RFI. Dr. Nicholas Dilorenzo, UF IFAS 7 p.m. What Are the Impacts of Selection for RFI on Calf Performance, Carcass Quality, and the Cow Herd? Dr. Gordy Carstens, Texas A&M University

May 6

6 p.m. Genetics/Genomics of Reproduction. Dr. Milton Thomas, Colorado State University 7 p.m. Genetics of Cow Efficiency. Dr Larry Kuehn, USDA MARC