2014 Kenneth & Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium

Innovative Intensification in Cow-Calf Systems
September 18-19, 2014
Embassy Suites
125 E. Houston St. • San Antonio, TX 78250

About the Eng Foundation

Cow HerdThe Dr. Kenneth & Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation was established in memory and as a legacy to Caroline who loved life, cattle and cattle people, and as an avenue to help future scholars while enhancing beef cattle research.

About the Symposium

A symposium is held yearly as an outlet for universities to present research being conducted through grants provided by the Eng Foundation. The research targets the improvements of beef cow efficiency and profitability by intensive and semi confined production systems. This year’s symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites, San Antonio Riverwalk, September 18 & 19th and will be hosted by Texas A&M University and the Eng Foundation. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Oklahoma State University will also be participating. Attendees will include researchers, students and cattle producers alike.

Attending the Symposium

If you are interested in attending the symposium, click here to register and follow the instructions on that page. This link may also be used to order Dr. Eng’s book, “Started Small & Just Got Lucky.”

The Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites San Antonio, Riverwalk. To book a room under the Symposium room block, click here.

Schedule (click here for a PDF schedule)

September 18, 2014
1:00 pm — Welcome and Introductions — H. Russell Cross, Texas A&M University; Larry L. Berger, University of Nebraska; Clint Rusk, Oklahoma State University
1:15 pm — Opening Remarks — Kenneth S. Eng
1:30 pm — Managing Energy Requirements in Confined Cows — Tryon Wickersham, Texas A&M University
2:15 pm — Dry Lotting Beef Cows in Nebraska — Karla Jenkins, University of Nebraska
3:00 pm — Break
3:15 pm  — Cow Efficiency: Implications for Beef Sustainability — Sara Place, Oklahoma State University
4:00 pm — Nutritional and Management Considerations when Merging Cow-Calf and Feedlot Operations — Bill Dicke, Consultant-Lincoln, NE; Dave McClellan, Consultant-Fremont, NE; Jim Simpson, Consultant-Canyon, TX; Ron Crocker, Rancher-Mason County, TX; Paul Defoor, Cactus Feeders; Moderator: Kenneth Eng, Cattleman-NE & MS
5:00 pm — Concluding Remarks for Session
5:30 pm — Open House and Reception
7:00 pm — Adjourn

September 19, 2014
7:30 am — Coffee and Pastries
8:15 am — Welcome and Introductions
8:30 am — Fetal Programming: Implications and Opportunities in Confinement Systems — Carey Satterfield, Texas A&M University
9:15 am — Intensified Cow/Calf Production in the Southern Great Plains Combining Semi-Confinement, Wheat Pasture and Cover Crops — David Lalman, Oklahoma State University
10:00 am — Break
10:15 am — Herd Health Observations in Nebraska Dry Lot Cow Project — Jason Warner, University of Nebraska
11:00 am — Does Intensification Improve Sustainability? — Jason Sawyer, Texas A&M University
11:45 am — Questions & Answers
12:00 pm — Concluding Statements and Looking Ahead — Kenneth S. Eng

For more information about the Symposium, please contact the Eng Foundation at 575-743-6331 or by email at engnm@hotmail.com or the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science at 979-845-1541.

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