Beef: Conception to Consumption Seminar on February 27 |

Beef: Conception to Consumption Seminar on February 27

SDSU Extension, Dave Koupal with Mitchell Technical Institute and area producers would like to invite you to attend the Beef: Conception to Consumption seminar at the Mueller Center in Hot Springs on Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Beef: From Conception to Consumption presenters & topics:

Amanda Blair, Assistant Professor SDSU Animal Science Department, will focus her discussion on fetal programming research in beef cattle and the effects on performance and meat quality. During gestation there is a tremendous draw of nutrients to meet the demands of the developing fetus and if these demands are not met alterations in fetal development can occur. This field of research will enhance efforts to improve the efficiency of beef production from conception to consumption. Blair received her Bachelors and Doctorate from Purdue University. She is located in Rapid City at the West River Ag Center.

Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist has been invited. She will highlight research on how management of heifer development can influence fertility. Salverson joined SDSU Extension in 2001. She earned her Masters from Colorado State University. Salverson is located at the Lemmon Regional Extension Center with a background in reproductive management.

A veterinarian will be highlighting heifer preventative health strategies for your herd. Continued efforts toward health will increase the retention of heifers in the herd. There are many factors that play a role in the success or failure of a vaccination program.

A meal will be served. The event is sponsored by Zoetis, Romney Ranch, B Lazy T Ranch and the Hot Springs Chamber. A preregistration is requested by Feb. 17. To preregister, contact Dave Koupal at 605- 995-7193 or

–SDSU Extension