GSL Open House

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory: 43 Years Serving the Beef Industry
Open House - August 24, 2022 
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory held the 23rd Annual Open House on August 24. This year’s Open House was a hybrid format with the traditional in-person event held at GSL along with a live streamed online webinar. The online webinar covered the morning sustainability topics. Activities, demonstrations and commercial exhibits were planned so guests could attend them throughout the day.  

8:00 AM  -  Registration
All day  -  View exhibits - Hybrid format with our traditional in-person event held at GSL along with the live streamed online webinar
8:15 - 8:25  -  Welcome - Kelly Bruns, WCREEC Director and Mitch Stephenson, Panhandle Interim Director
8:25  -  Cattle Markets Update (slides)- Dr. Elliot Dennis, University of Nebraska Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist
8.55  -  Long Range Weather Forecast (slides)- Don Day, President & Chief Meteorologist, Day Weather
9:30  -  Break
9:45  -  Reducing Eastern Redcedar Encroachment in Grasslands  (slides) - Dillon Fogarty, PhD candidate in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
10:30  -  Post-fire Grazing and Forage Management (slides)- Dr. Laura Goodman, OSU Range Extension Specialist
11:15  -  Environmental Footprint of Livestock Production (slides)- Dr. Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska Feedlot Extension Specialist
12:00  -  Lunch
1:30  -  Yearling Production Systems Research (slides)- Dr. Jim MacDonald, University of Nebraska Ruminant Nutritionist
2:00  -  Yearling Systems Producer Panel - Moderated by Dr. MacDonald
2:30  -  Breakout Sessions - 30 minutes each

              Session 1. GSL Beef Research Update
 Travis Mulliniks, University of Nebraska Range Cow Production Specialist
 Kacie McCarthy, University of Nebraska Beef Cow-Calf Specialist
 Yijie Xiong, University of Nebraska Precision Livestock Management Specialist

              Session 2. GSL Range Research Update
 Mitch Stephenson, University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist
 Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist

3:30 Adjourn - Thanks for coming!