Megan Rolf, OSU Extension animal geneticist, will share selection tips for replacement heifers from 9:50 .m. to 10:40 a.m.
Following a short break, Tom Brink — chief risk officer and vice president of JBS Five Rivers Cattle in Colorado — will speak from 11 a.m. to noon about what feedyards and packers look for and need in the cattle they buy.
The afternoon session will kick off from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Grant Mourer, OSU Cooperative Extension beef cattle enhancement specialist, updating participants about Oklahoma Quality Beef Network opportunities, programs and successes.
Brian Freking will speak from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., showcasing new technologies in pregnancy detection and their potential effect on cow-calf herd management.
Dr. Derrell Peel, OSU Extension livestock marketing specialist, will conclude the afternoon sessions with a 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. presentation and discussion that will focus on the most up-to-date analysis of beef cattle markets and what they could potentially mean for a producer’s operational decisions.