BeefCast update for October 16, 2009, How can you combat consumers' misconceptions on beef?

While doing early morning chores it is evident that unseasonably cool weather has wrapped around much of the country. Even though warmer temperatures are forecasted for next week, the next few days may offer potential for frosting. For cattle on pasture it is important to keep in mind how frost and killing frost (typically four or more hours at 28 degrees or cooler) can impact the forage supply. Take some time today to ensure that you and your cattle are properly prepared for such an event should it occur.

Register today for the upcoming Feeding Quality Forum. This premier event is hosted by Certified Angus Beef and features two convenient locations: November 10th in South Sioux City, NE and November 12th in Garden City, KS.

Highlighting these outstanding events will be the following presentations: “Protein and Feedstuff Market Outlook” by Dan Basse, AgResource Company; “The Economics of Quality Beef Production in the Feedlot” by Mark McCully, CAB; “Bringing Precision Management to the U.S. Feedlot Industry through Genetics” by Mark Allan & Kent Andersen, Pfizer Animal Genetics; “Nutritional Strategies for Quality-Focused Feeding Systems” by Ron Scott, Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed LLC; “Conventional Beef Production’s Economic and Environmental Advantage” by Alex Avery, the Center for Global Food Issues.

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  • BeefCast 0416 MP3 fileHow can you combat consumers' misconceptions on beef? Alex Avery, Director of Research and Education for the Center for Global Food Issues, offers us great advice to combat several consumer misconceptions on beef and cattle production.
  • BeefCast 0415 MP3 fileAre there any cattle opportunities in the current business climate? Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef Supply Development Division Vice President, provides his insights into the current business climate as it relates to high quality cattle. Additionally he offers a great opportunity for you to take part in the upcoming Feeding Quality Forums.
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