2021 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum: Herd Nutrition and Health 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

11:00-12:30 – Registration

12:30 – Welcome – Megan Van Emon, Crystal White, Carl Yeoman

12:45-1:45 – Dr. Brian Vander Ley, UNL – Weaning Stress and Health

1:45-2:45 – Dr. Gordon Carstens, Texas A&M – Cold Stress in Newborn Calves

2:45-3:00 – Break

3:00-3:15 – Dr. Rachel Frost, MSU – DSRMP Update

3:15-4:45 – Producer Panel – Selling/Buying Calves, Retained Ownership

5:15 – Social and Poster Session

6:30 – Dinner and Program

Evening speaker: Damian Mason – The Business of Ag

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

7:00-8:00 – Breakfast, Grad and undergrad student poster judging

8:00-8:45 – Dr. Cory Parsons, CHS – Feeding Alternative Feeds

8:45-9:45 – Jamie Hovey, Wipfli, tax implications of selling cattle due to drought

 9:45-10:00 – Break

10:00-11:00 – Dr. John Hall, University of Idaho – Winter feeding the Cow Herd

11:00-11:30 – Dr. Rodrigo Marques, MSU – Research Update

11:30-11:45 – Michelle Whiteside – ARPAS awareness

11:45 – Presentation of graduate student poster awards – Carl Yeoman

2020 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum

Alternative Meats and Alternative Statistics: What do the data say?            
Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam
Extension Specialist, University of California-Davis
Protect the Harvest         
Shawn Burtenshaw
Protect the Harvest
Beef Cutting Demo and Meat Discussion 
Sarah Baker
Associate Extension Professor, University of Idaho
Beef Trade Update
Fred Wacker      
Montana Stockgrowers Association President
Forage Quality and Mycotoxins  
Max Hawkins
Fetal Programming in Beef Cattle
Dr. Carla Sanford, MSU Extension
Beef Cattle Specialist
Ranch Diversification and Technology
Race King
La Cense Montana, LLC
Cattle Market Update 
Jim Robb
 Livestock Marketing Information Center
Special Guest Evening Speaker:
The Business of Ag
Damian Mason

2019 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum

Defining Sustainability
Dr. Kim Stackhouse
Director of Sustainability, JBS USA
Agriculture and Social Media     
Lane Nordlund
Nordlund Communications
Ins and Outs of Grain Forages: Growing, Harvesting, and Feeding   
Dr. Pat Carr, Superintendent
MSU Central Ag Research Center
Net Wrap Project and Current Research
Dr. Ligia Prezotto, Assistant Professor
MSU Northern Research Extension Center
Beef Cow Efficiency and Sustainability on Rangeland  
Dr. Jim Sprinkle, Extension Beef Specialist
University of Idaho, Nancy M. Cummings REEC 
Feedlot Sustainability
Randall Raymond, DVM
Supplement Impacts on Grazing Behavior and Distribution
Sam Wyffels
MSU Research Associate
An Update on Global and US Beef Trade 
Dr. Gary Brester, Professor Emeritus
MSU Ag Economics and Economics
Special Guest Evening Speaker:
Trent Loos – Agriculture Today

2018 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum

2018 Weather Outlook
Brian BledsoeChief Meteorologist, KKTV
Nancy Cameron Endowed Chair Update
Dr. Tim Del Curto
Professor & Nancy Cameron Endowed Chair, Montana State University
Alternative Forages
Dr. Emily Meccage
Extension Forage Specialist, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University
Forage Sampling and Analysis  
Dr. Megan Van Emon
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University
Beef Cattle Supplementation Strategies
Darrin Boss
Superintendent, Northern Agriculture Research Center, Montana State University
Water Quality and Geological Indicators 
Trey Patterson
CEO/President of Padlock Ranch 
Post-Fire Grazing Management
Lance Vermeire
USDA-ARS Fort Keogh 
Cost of Cow Production and Insurance Programs During Drought
Bridger Feuz
Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Wyoming
Forage Storage Techniques and Impacts on Quality 
Danielle Peterson
Forage Research Lab Manager, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University       
Special Guest Evening Speaker:
Amberley Snyder – There is No Future in Giving Up

2018 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum Student Posters

Sam Wyffels - 1st Place

Gabrielle Blanchette - 2nd Place

Erika Nunlist - 3rd Place

Ryan Knuth

Hayley White

Alyson Williams

Anish Sapkota

Noah Davis - 1st Place Undergraduate Poster

2017 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum

Cattle Market Outlook
Eric Belasco
Department of Economics and Ag Economics, Montana State University
Developing a Research Program for the Montana Beef Industry
Tim DelCurto, Nancy Cameron Endowed Chair, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University
Rancher Roundtable/Panel: Best Practices for Health and Marketing
Turk Stovall, Stovall Ranch
Fred Wacker, Cross 4 Ranch        
Brandon Mosher, Vermilion Ranch
Managing Cattle for Gut Health
Greg Penner
Centennial Enhancement Chair in Nutritional Physiology, Department of    Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan
Vaccination Programs and Immune System Function
Jim Logan
Wyoming State Veterinarian
Cow-Calf Management for Return on Investment
Steve Paisley
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, University of Wyoming
Nutritional & Management Practices That Minimize Morbidity and Mortality
Ray Ansotegui
Professor Emeritus, Department  of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University
Special Guest Evening Speaker:
Michele Payn
Cause Matters Corp.
Translating Farm to Food

2017 Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum Student Posters

Amanda Williams - 1st place undergraduate

Dusti East

Skyler Vold - 1st place graduate

Chad Page - 2nd place graduate

Ashton Hubbard - 3rd place graduate

Ian McGregor

Jarrett Payne

Kate Perz

Anish Sapkota

Danielle Staudenmeyer