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Beef 2020 provides learning opportunity for all

Amanda Nolz

Photo by Amanda NolzBeef 2020 participants had the opportunity to fabricate their steers for the retail case.

Following a steer from pasture to plate is a logical process. The chain of events that occurs from a cow-calf operation to the packing plant seems easy enough to understand, but how many people actually get to witness this entire chain from starting point to completion? What are the lessons that can be learned from observing each stop in the beef industry chain? How can producers increase their bottom line through better business practices?

These questions were answered for 30 participants at South Dakota State University’s (SDSU) Beef 2020 educational workshop on Jan. 6-8, 2009 at the main campus in Brookings, SD.

It’s not often that a cattle rancher takes a three-day vacation from winter chores, but those that participate in Beef 2020 walk away with a greater understanding of the complex beef industry chain and how to make profit gains through well-researched, time-tested management practices.

The cost of registration was $50, and the workshop is limited to 30 individuals; however, the first 15 to register received $50 Beef Bucks, Inc. scholarships. Beef 2020 is made possible through SDSU and the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC).

Following a steer from pasture to plate is a logical process. The chain of events that occurs from a cow-calf operation to the packing plant seems easy enough to understand, but how many people actually get to witness this entire chain from starting point to completion? What are the lessons that can be learned from observing each stop in the beef industry chain? How can producers increase their bottom line through better business practices?

These questions were answered for 30 participants at South Dakota State University’s (SDSU) Beef 2020 educational workshop on Jan. 6-8, 2009 at the main campus in Brookings, SD.

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It’s not often that a cattle rancher takes a three-day vacation from winter chores, but those that participate in Beef 2020 walk away with a greater understanding of the complex beef industry chain and how to make profit gains through well-researched, time-tested management practices.

The cost of registration was $50, and the workshop is limited to 30 individuals; however, the first 15 to register received $50 Beef Bucks, Inc. scholarships. Beef 2020 is made possible through SDSU and the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC).

Following a steer from pasture to plate is a logical process. The chain of events that occurs from a cow-calf operation to the packing plant seems easy enough to understand, but how many people actually get to witness this entire chain from starting point to completion? What are the lessons that can be learned from observing each stop in the beef industry chain? How can producers increase their bottom line through better business practices?

These questions were answered for 30 participants at South Dakota State University’s (SDSU) Beef 2020 educational workshop on Jan. 6-8, 2009 at the main campus in Brookings, SD.

It’s not often that a cattle rancher takes a three-day vacation from winter chores, but those that participate in Beef 2020 walk away with a greater understanding of the complex beef industry chain and how to make profit gains through well-researched, time-tested management practices.

The cost of registration was $50, and the workshop is limited to 30 individuals; however, the first 15 to register received $50 Beef Bucks, Inc. scholarships. Beef 2020 is made possible through SDSU and the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC).

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