Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab Open House

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory: Serving the Beef Industry for 44 years


You are invited to the 23rd Annual Open House on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 8:oo AM to 3:30 PM (MDT) at Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Wagonhammer Education Center, Whitman, Nebraska.  This year's Open House will be a hybrid format with our traditional in-person event held at GSL along with being live streamed online.  Activities, demonstrations and commercial exhibits are planned so our guests can come and go as thy please throughout the day.

8:00 Registration
All Day Visit with vendors, please note the sessions in grey will be livestreamed.
8:15 Welcome - Kelly Bruns, WCREEC Director and Mitch Stephenson, Panhandle Interim Director
8:25 Cattle Markets Update - Dr. Elliot Dennis, University of Nebraska Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist
8:55 Long Range Weather Forecast - Don Day
9:30 Break - View exhibits
9:45 Eastern Red Cedar Control Methods - Dr. Dirac Twidwell, University of Nebraska Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
10:30 Post-fire Grazing and Forage Management - Dr. Laura Goodman, Oklahoma State University Range Extension Specialist
11:15 Environmental Footprint of Livestock Production - Dr. Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska Feedlot Extension Specialist
12:00 Lunch (furnished by co-sponsors and exhibitors; browse exhibits)
1:30 Yearling Production Systems Research - Dr. Jim MacDonald, University of Nebraska Ruminant Nutritionis
2:00 Yearling Systems Producer Panel - Moderated by Dr. MacDonald
2:30 Breakout Sessions (In-person only) ~30 min each

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

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, thank you for attending!