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August 18, 2020

Preconditioning Calves for Success


Noble Research Institute
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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$25 registration fee, includes lunch. Registration fee goes up to $35 for those who register within one week of the event.

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General Overview

Understanding the impacts of stress on the weaned calf will help you strategically develop a preconditioning program suited for your operation and goals. Having a preconditioning program is a necessary component for your cattle to perform successfully after weaning and after leaving the ranch.

During this seminar, we will address the principle areas of health, nutrition and marketing, as well as what measures to take pre-weaning to ensure a successful preconditioning period. Cow-calf producers who retain their own calves and want to gain a better understanding of the preconditioning phase should attend this event.

What You Will Learn:
  • How pre-weaning calf management influences your preconditioning success
  • The impacts of weaning stress on timing of vaccination and general health management
  • Strategies for feeding a weaned calf to optimize nutrients to increase return
  • How to capitalize on opportunities for profit with preconditioned calves
  • What to look for in a value-added program
  • Value-added programs local to Oklahoma and Texas
How You Will Learn:
  • Seminar presentations
  • Classroom discussions
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Cow-calf producers of any size who precondition their calves before marketing
Related Courses:
  • Understanding Factors Affecting Calf Prices
  • Introduction to Integrity Beef
  • Designing the Right Livestock Water System
  • Implementing Land Stewardship
Related Resources:
Guest Speaker(s):
  • Paul Beck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Animal Science, Dennis & Marta White Endowed Chair, Oklahoma State University
  • John Richeson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Animal Science, West Texas A&M University
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