Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory: 43 Years Serving the Beef Industry
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory held the 22nd Annual Open House on August 25, 2021. This year’s Open House, with corporate sponsor ELANCO included 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 come and go as they pleased throughout the day.
All day Hybrid format with our traditional in-person event held at GSL along with being live streamed online webinar.
8:20 - 2:00 Welcome
9:00 Sustainability: What does it mean at the ranch level? (slides) - Dr. Jason Sawyer, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management
10:00 Break - View Exhibits
10:45 Producer panel on direct marketing - Moderated by Brianna Buseman, UNL Youth Meats Ext. Assistant Professor
- Dan and Clarissa Feldman, Setting D Ranch https://www.settingdranch.com
- Jaclyn Wilson, Diamond D Beef https://www.flyingdiamondbeef.com
11:30 Rusty Kemp (brief update on Sustainable Beef LLC prior to lunch)
11:40 Lunch (furnished by co-sponsors and exhibitors; browse exhibits)
Leveraging immunologic memory for long-term protection in the cowherd (slides)- Dr. Becky Funk, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center
2:00 Breakout Session (in-person only) - 30 min each (Attendees have the option to attend 3 of the 4 sessions)
Session 1. Flies and Lice - David Boxler, UNL Livestock Entomolgy Extension Educator
Session 2. GSL Beef Research Update
- Travis Mulliniks, UNL Range Cow Production Specialist
- Kacie McCarthy, UNL Beef Cow-Calf Specialist
- Yijie Xiong, UNL Precision Livestock Management Specialist
Session 3. GSL Range Research Update
- Mitch Stephenson, UNL Range and Forage Specialist
- Jerry Volesky, UNL Range and Forage Specialist
Session 4. Pregnancy checking demonstration
- Rick Funston, UNL Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiologist
3:30 Adjourn - Thanks for coming!
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