The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) and Nebraska Extension have partnered to bring Dr. Dan Thomson, a third generation bovine veterinarian from Clearfield, Iowa to travel to several locations throughout the state to speak about the beef cattle industry.

The event is called “The U.S. Beef Cattle Production Journey: The Destination Is Up to Us”. Dr. Thomson received his MS and PhD in Ruminant Nutrition from South Dakota State and Texas Tech University. Currently, he does Veterinary and Research Consulting in Greeley, Colo.

Thomson will cover a variety of topics relative to the beef industry. They include: Understanding the “One Beef” concept and beef retailer objectives, how communication between segments can improve profitability, the future trends in beef cattle health and well-being management, and how to prepare cattle for change of address.

Here are the schedules and contacts for eight locations to be covered in four days.

Monday Nov. 13

*10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central: Casey’s Center, Boone County Fairgrounds, Albion. Please contact Steve Pritchard, Nebraska Extension in Boone and Nance Counties to pre-register, 402-395-2158.

*5 to 9 p.m. Central: Broken Bow Country Club, Broken Bow. Please contact Troy Walz, Nebraska Extension in Custer County to pre-register, 308-872-6831.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

*10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain time: Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab, Whitman. Please contact Bethany Johnston, Nebraska Extension in Central Sandhills Area to pre-register, 308-645-2267 or 800-657-2113.

*5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mountain time: Chadron State College, Student Center, Chadron. Please contact Jack Arterburn, Nebraska Extension in Dawes County to pre-register, 308-432-3373.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

*9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mountain: Cheyenne Co. 4-H Building, Sidney. Please contact Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension in Banner, Kimball and Cheyenne Counties to pre-register, 308-235-3122.

*5 to 9 p.m. Nebraska Ag Industry Education Center, NCTA, Curtis. Please contact Kathy Burr, Nebraska Extension in Frontier County to register, 308-367-4424 or 888-367-4424.

Thursday, Nov. 16

*10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clay County Fairgrounds, Clay Center. Please contact Bradley Schick, Nebraska Extension in Webster County to pre-register, 402-746-3417.

*5 to 9 p.m. Central time: Southeast Community College Jackson Hall Conference Room, Beatrice. Please contact Kristen Ulmer, Nebraska Extension in Gage County to pre-register, 402-223-1384.

The cost is $15, which covers the cost of the meal. NGLC will pick up the cost of all student registrations. Participants must pre-register by Nov. 7 to reserve a meal by calling the UNL Extension office indicated. Registrations will be taken until full.

For more information, contact Ron Bolze, Coordinator, NGLC, 402-321-0067 (cell) or ron@nebraskagrazinglands.org or Meredith Cable, NGLC Assistant, 402-741-0833

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