‘Colorado Beef Profit Alliance’ Geared for Rancher Outreach

WELLINGTON, CO – A multi-breed field day, geared toward commercial ranchers, will be Sept. 15th near here. Colorado Simmental Association, Colorado State University and Red Angus Association of Colorado have joined forces to host an outstanding rancher outreach program called Colorado Beef Profit Alliance.

The field day, which will run 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15th at CSU’s Agricultural Research, Development & Education Center, will feature numerous industry leaders and experts. The program focuses on “Has the cost of production changed the way we look at beef production?” The day-long session costs $15, which includes lunch by
CSU’s meats department.

Morning highlights include Tom Brink of JBS Five Rivers on feedyard value; CSU’s Dr. Kraig Peel on cost management with genetics; Myron Edelman and Will Townsend on marketing and adding value through the system; and Dr. Lauren Hyde and Larry Keenan on genetic inputs.

The afternoon features Patsy Houghton of Heartland Cattle Co., on the question “Has crossbreeding become more important?” The Nebraskan is followed by Dave Weaber, a Colorado native now a Delhaize meat buyer, on what supermarkets see in consumer choices. Participants also will be given a guided tour of CSU’s ARDEC facility.

Sponsors include Genex Cooperative Inc., Northern Feed & Bean, CSU, CSA and RAAC. For a schedule & to RSVP, visit
www.coloradosimmental.com or call 719-469-0020.


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