Beef & Beyond

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Beef & Beyond - March 21-22, 2014 - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
Beef & Beyond is a two-day hands-on program designed for anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry. 
March 21            
8-8:30 a.m.  Registration & meet bus at U of I farm 
8:30 a.m.  Bus to farm
9 a.m.  Welcome - Dr. Doug Parrett
9:15 a.m. Determining Quality & Yield grades on live cattle
9:45 a.m. You be the grader - 3 to 4 live animals to evaluate
10:45 a.m. Farm tours with multiple stops - metabolism lab, ultrasound, Grow safe system
12:30 p.m.  Lunch 
1:30 p.m.  Genetics for carcass improvement - Dr. Jon Beever
2:30 p.m.  Beef in a global economy - John Hinners, USMEF
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Feed efficiency & research findings at U of I - Dr. Dan Shike
5 p.m. Social
6 p.m. Beef production panel
7 p.m.  Dinner
March 22  
8 a.m.  Bus participants to U of I campus
8:15 a.m. Group rotations: meat safety, cutting demonstration, determining quality & yield grades on the rail
10:15 a.m.  Break
10:30 a.m. Final rotation
11:30 a.m. Q&A
Noon Lunch
1:15 p.m. Stockmanship & Stewardship with Curt Pate, NCBA
3:45 p.m.  Return to hotel and dismiss

Host hotel: Holiday Inn Urbana, with some rooms available at the Holiday Inn Express -                                        217-328-7900; reservations must be made by March 1 and ask for IBA Beef & Beyond special rate

Registration is $75 to IBA by March 7 - covers the cost of meals and materials. Download form.

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