Conference Schedule

2024 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference
January 26-27, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


2024 CCCC Speakers and Schedule

Welcome & Opening Comments (Theater)

9:05-10:00am – General Session 1:       
Dr. Randie Culbertson, ISU Cow-Calf Specialist – “Cattle Selection Indexes: They Work for Warren Buffet”

10:05-11:00am – General Session 2:     
Dr. Shelby Gruss, ISU Forage Agronomist – “Pastures Pay in Many Ways”

11:00-12:00am – General Session 3:     
Keynote: Brian McCulloh, Woodhill Angus – “True Confessions After 40 Years in the Angus Business”

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm – General Session 4:
Dr. Jason Nickell, MERCK Animal Health – “Sense Hub Ear Tag Technology”

Afternoon Sessions

2:00-2:45/2:45-3:30pm – Break-out Session 1:
Jesse Steffensmeier (Producer Speaker) – “Utilizing Wagyu/Akaushi High-Marbling Genetics”

2:00-2:45/2:45-3:30pm – Break-out Session 2:
Dr. Shelby Gruss, ISU Forage Agronomist – “Summer Annuals”

2:00-2:45/2:45-3:30pm – Break-out Session 3:
Garland Dahlke, Iowa Beef Center – “Swath Grazing: What It Means From the Cow’s Perspective”

2:00-2:45/2:45-3:30pm – Break-out Session 4:
Patrick Wall, ISU Beef Specialist – “Winter Cow Feeding Strategies”