2016 Eng Symposium: Innovations in intensive beef cow production, care and management

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The 2016 Eng Symposium will highlight new research findings on improvements of beef cow efficiency and profitability by intensive and semi confined production systems by universities through grants provided by the Dr. Kenneth and Caroline trust fund.

September 23, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Animal Science is hosting its annual Dr. Kenneth and Caroline Eng Trust Fund Symposium at noon, Oct. 5-6, at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St., Lincoln, Neb.

This two-day symposium, co-hosted by Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University, begins at noon Oct. 5 and ends at 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

Its purpose is to present new research findings on improvements of beef cow efficiency and profitability by intensive and semi confined production systems by universities through grants provided by the Dr. Kenneth and Caroline trust fund. 

"There continues to be growing interest in incorporating some intensive management into cowherds. As producers consider this, there are several management considerations they need to think through. The Eng Conference is a great place to find research based information on it," said Karla Jenkins, UNL associate professor and range management cow/calf specialist. 

Speakers and topics to be discussed are:

  • Dr. Karla Jenkins, UNL – current cow/calf systems research focused on stalk grazing plus confinement
  • Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, UNL – effects of early weaning on cow and calf Efficiency
  • Dr. Galen Erickson, UNL – response to systems of feeding calves from confined cows to slaughter
  • Dr. Jason Sawyer, TAMU – Do antimicrobials contribute to sustainable beef production?
  • Dr. Tyron Wickersham, TAMU – comparison of beef cow feeding scenarios, decision support for cow-calf producers
  • Dr. Kenneth Eng – merging cow-calf and feedlot operations
  • Miles Redden, OSU – energy requirements of lactating beef cows managed in controlled environment systems
  • Dr. David Lalman, OSU – matching cows to the environment
  • Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef – producing and marketing branded beef for improved profits

RSVP by Oct. 4 at http://animalscience.unl.edu/eng-symposium-registration. General registration is $150, however, pre-registration is $125. The registration form may be used to purchase Dr. Eng’s books, “Poetic Memories of Old Friends, Old Flames, and Tales We Can Tell” and “Just Started Small and Got Lucky.”

For more information, please visit http://animalscience.unl.edu/eng-symposium or contact Karla Jenkins at 308-622-1245.

The Dr. Kenneth & Caroline Eng (-K-) Trust Fund was established in 2011 by Kenneth in memory and as a legacy to his wife, Caroline, who loved life, cattle and cattle people, and to provide research money to universities to study cow/calf efficiency. Through development and adoption of technologies that reduce cost of feed, the long-term economic sustainability of the U.S. beef industry cow-calf sector will improve. Kenneth is from San Antonio, Texas, and has had a long career as a rancher and consulting feedyard nutritionist.


Karla Jenkins
Department of Animal Science
Nebraska Extension
308-622-1245
kjenkins2@unl.edu

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