The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout webinar took place May 1, 2018, at 7 p.m. CT and focused on animal health. This was the third webinar of this year’s contest.
This webinar focused on feeder cattle health and well-being with guest speaker, Dr. Dan Thompson of RFD-TV’s “DocTalk.”
Dr. Dan Thomson is a third-generation veterinarian who was raised in Clearfield, Iowa and is recognized internationally as a leader in beef cattle production and health management. He lectures around the globe on topics surrounding the contemporary issues in veterinary medicine and animal agriculture. He completed his MS in Ruminant Nutrition from South Dakota State University, earned a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from Texas Tech University, and received his BS in Animal Science and DVM from Iowa State University. Dr. Thomson is the Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology and the Director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as the OIE Chair and member of the Beef Cattle Production and Welfare committee. Dr. Thomson also teaches cow/calf, stocker and feed yard production medicine, welfare and nutrition at K-State.
As host of “DocTalk,” Dr. Thompson brings his passion for veterinary medicine, his knowledge of the beef cattle industry and his down-to-earth sense of humor to a national audience on RFD-TV.
The NJHA Fed Steer Shootout is an opportunity for NJHA members to gain invaluable cattle feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feed yard performance and carcass merit, then compare the information to actual performance data. They will also have the ability to measure and compare the profitability of their animals during the contest.
Winners will be announced at the 2018 AHA Annual Meeting and Conference Honorees Reception. Awards will be given in both pen of 3 and individual divisions for purebred and Hereford-influenced categories.
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