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The I-29 Moo University Collaboration’s 7th annual Dairy Beef Short Course will held on March 23. Due to COVID-19 it will be offered as a webinar. There will be a morning session from 10:00 a.m. to noon followed by the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m (US Central Standard Time).

The Dairy Beef Short Course is one of the premiere dairy beef events in North America and normally held as a pre-educational event at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

The presenters at this year’s Dairy Beef Short Course are industry leaders who will provide insight into factors influencing dairy beef performance along with looking at the future of dairy beef production from a consumer and economic perspective,” said Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University.

The morning speakers include Tara Felix, Penn State University discussing the role of nutrition and implants in dairy beef performance and Phil Durst, Michigan State University discussing how employee management influences animal performance.

In the afternoon, Bill Halfman from University of Wisconsin will present the performance factors influencing profitability and Lisa Scebbi from JBS US will talk about taking advantage of future consumer trends to optimize market opportunities for dairy beef.

To register for the event go to The registration fee is $25 and will be payable on-line. Webinar links will be sent by email before the event. An electronic copy of the proceedings will also be emailed to participants at the conclusion of the webinar along with access to the recordings of the two sessions. The registration will remain open until March 22nd.