Napoleon Livestock Commission Co., 

VitaFerm/Biozyme Inc., Kent Nutrition Group,

Falmouth Cooperative, Burnips Equipment Co.,

Modreski Fence Supply, Purina Animal Nutrition,

Byron Center Meats, &

Michigan Beef Industry Commission

are proud sponsors of the 2017 Summer Round-Up!

Friday, June 23, 2017

  • The MCA Board meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M. at the NorthStar bldg.
    • The board is inviting all members to join them for this shortened meeting. Come and see what all is involved in becoming a board member. Listen to current topics and receive first hand information. Lunch break will be 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Summer Round-Up Education Program starts at the MSU - Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) at 1:00 P.M. Registration will open at 12:00 P.M. If weather permits registration will be outside of the building. Poor weather will constitute registration take place within the classroom 101 to the left of the front desk. You will need to obtain a parking pass during registration and return it to your auto. 
    • Finding the Right Diagnosis - The MSU DCPAH provides expert veterinary diagnostics. Learn how DCPAH can be an invaluable part of your animal health program.
    • Animal Disease Traceability and RFID - What are Michigan's cattle identification rules? How is RFID information captured? What happens in a TB trace investigation? Understand the law and how you are impacted.
    • Spartan Beef Center - An overview of the Spartan Beef Center's teaching, research and extension focus.
  • The second portion of the program will take place at the Spartan Beef Center. Come and listen to MSU instructors talk about their current research. Participants will be divided into two groups. The green group will attend the cow/calf farm first and the white group will attend the feedlot first. Once completed, the groups will switch (cross the road) and attend the other half. There will be limited seating (on straw bales). If you will need seating with arms/back rest you are encouraged to bring a portable chair. 
    • Track One (green group) discussions:
      • Experimental estrus synchronization protocols for beef cows and heifers
      • Impact of antral follicle count and FSH dosage on assisted reproductive techniques in cattle with small ovarian reserves
      • Embryotropic actions of follistatin: mechanisms and translational relevance
      • Traits influencing sale price of performance tested beef bulls in MI
      • Effect of Bovine Leukosis Virus on beef cow longevity and the role of bulls trasmitting BLV
      • Survival of mycobacterium bovis in ensiled forages
    • Track Two (white group) discussions:
      • Use of real-time chute-side blood testing to reduce antimicrobial treatments of feedlot cattle
      • Quantifying greenhouse gas reduction potential using a combination of dietary nitrate and monensin on rumen fermentation and animal performance
      • Cattle, corn stover and bioenergy: A sustainable integrated system
      • Evaluation of Silo-Guard II as a silage amendment to enhance fermentation and improve retention of harvested nutrients
      • Characterization and mitigation of lameness in indoor confined feedlots
      • Mitigation of lameness and tail injuries in indoor confined slated floor feedlots
      • Effect of feeding distillers grains on Air Quality
  • Awards Banquet hall opens at 5:00 P.M. 
    • Banquet and Conference Center of DeWitt
      • 1120 Commerce Park Dr. DeWitt MI
      • Social Hour 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
      • Dinner at 6:30 P.M.
      • Keynote speaker: Craig Uden, NCBA President
      • Awards Presentation & Auction at 7:30 P.M

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Area Agricultural Tours
    • Meet at AgroLiquid at 8:00 A.M.
      • 3055 W M-21, St. Johns MI
    • Coffee and Donuts will be served until 8:30 A.M.
    • Load buses and depart at 8:30 A.M.
    • First Stop 
      • GGS Genetics
        • Chandler Rd, DeWitt
    • Second Stop
      • Stoney Creek Essential Oils Mint Farm
        • Francis Rd, St. Johns
    • Third Stop
      • AgroLiquid
        • M-21, St. Johns
  • Lunch to be served at 1:00 P.M.after tours of AgroLiquid facility

End of Event!

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