Graduate Students Attend Plains Nutrition Conference

On April 4-7, graduate students Haley Johnson, Josh Zeltwanger, and Allison VanDerWal attended the Plains Nutrition Conference in San Antonio, TX. The conference was for individuals in both the industry and academia to educate them on current topics and issues within the beef industry. Department of Animal Science graduate students attended this conference to learn from and meet renowned professors and industry representatives. Graduate student Allison VanDerWal presented her own research in the graduate student poster competition. Favorite talks included learning about total efficiency in a feedyard from Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, maximizing efficiency in corn cropping and applying it to feeding cattle from Dr. Fred Owns, and learning about international beef production and opportunities beef production has in places like Brazil and Argentina from Dr. Pablo Guiroy.