Colorado State University Taylor Workshop set for Dec. 13-14 |

Colorado State University Taylor Workshop set for Dec. 13-14

FORT COLLINS – With a theme of “Feeding the Beef Cowherd for Maximum Profit,” Colorado State University’s (CSU) Beef Management Systems Group will be offering the Robert E. Taylor Memorial Beef Cattle Workshop Dec. 13-14, 2010. The event will be held in the Taylor Auditorium at CSU’s Agricultural Research Development and Educational Center, 4482 E. County Road 56, Fort Collins.

The two-day hands-on workshop will educate beef cattle producers about proper nutritional management of beef cows. A major emphasis will be on managing feed costs – the key to maximizing profitability – on a beef cow/calf operation. Topics will include feeding for optimal reproductive performance, using body condition score, feeding during drought, and feeding crop byproducts. Guidelines on cost-effective energy, protein and mineral supplementation programs will also be discussed.

The primary instructor during the workshop will be Dr. Danny Simms, a nutritionist with 39 years of experience working with beef cattle producers. Throughout his career, Simms served as a Beef Extension Specialist with Kansas State University, owned and managed feed companies, and worked as a consulting nutritionist. More recently, Dr. Simms authored the book “Feeding the Beef Cowherd for Maximum Profit: A Guide for Cattle Producers and Industry Professionals,” which will serve as a key resource throughout the workshop.

The Taylor Workshop is a biennial event held in memory of Dr. Robert E. Taylor, a long-time faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences at CSU. Taylor’s work at CSU had a great impact on seedstock and commercial cow/calf producers, as well as the students he influenced. This workshop is held in his honor to provide participants with current, research-based information for improving profitability in the beef cattle industry.

The event will run from 10 a.m. on Dec. 13 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 14. Due to its hands-on nature, participation in the Taylor Workshop will be limited to the first 50 registrants. The registration fee is $150/person; however, those who pre-register by Nov. 10 will receive a $20 discount.

To register, contact Nancy Weiss at, 970-491-7604 (phone). The registration fee includes a personal copy of Simms’ 225-page manual and all meals during the event. A block of hotel rooms is available for $65 per night by contacting Days Inn in Wellington at 970-568-0444 and mentioning the CSU Animal Science Conference Rate before Nov. 30.

For more information, contact Jack Whittier at or 970-491-6233.

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