BEEF 2020 Conference to be Jan. 7-9 in Brookings |

BEEF 2020 Conference to be Jan. 7-9 in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – SDSU Extension will host BEEF 2020 Jan. 7-9, 2014. Designed to provide an intensive, hands-on, educational opportunity to enhance the understanding of the production and marketing of high quality, high value beef; BEEF 2020 is for beef producers and all those involved in the beef industry.

The event will be held in Brookings at the SDSU Animal Science Complex located at 1029 North Campus Drive. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and ends at noon Jan. 9.

Topics include:

Evaluation of Live Market Cattle – Interactive Demonstration; Beef Carcass Grading and Pricing – Interactive Demonstration; Feeding and Management Strategies to Improve Carcass Quality; Genetic Prediction of Carcass Merit; Marketing the Calf Crop; Meat/Food Safety Technology; Beef Carcass Fabrication – Interactive Demonstration; Factors that Affect Eating Quality; Product Taste Panel – Interactive Demonstration;

Registration deadline is Dec. 31, 2013 and the fee is $75 which includes meals and all materials for the program. Registration is limited to the first 30 due to the intensive, hands-on nature of this program.

To register, contact SDSU Extension Meats Specialist, Keith Underwood at 605-688-5439 or or visit, online registration will be available after Dec. 9.

–SDSU Extension

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