Deadline for BEEF 20/20 is Dec. 20

SDSU Extension hosts BEEF 20/20 Jan. 7-9 in Brookings at the South Dakota State University Animal Science Complex.

BEEF 20/20 is designed to provide an intensive, hands-on, educational opportunity to enhance the understanding of the production and marketing of high quality, high value beef.

Attendees do not need to be cattle producers to attend the program. Anyone affiliated with the beef industry – producers, allied industry representatives, locker operators, restaurateurs, retailers – is welcome.

The program begins at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 7 and ends noon Jan. 9. Due to the intensive, hands-on, nature of this program, registration is limited to the first 30 who contact Keith Underwood to sign up. Registration is $75 and the deadline is Dec. 20.

The following topics will be covered during the three-day meeting:

  •  Evaluation of Live Market Cattle
  • Beef Carcass Grading and Pricing
  • Feeding and Management Strategies to Improve Carcass Quality
  • Genetic Prediction of Carcass Merit
  • Marketing the Calf Crop
  • Meat/Food Safety Technology
  • Beef Carcass Fabrication
  • Factors that Affect Eating Quality
  • Product Taste Panel

For more information contact: Keith Underwood (605) 688-5439 or Keith.underwood@sdstate.edu.

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