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The Rancher’s Thursday Lunchtime Series in April will cover the latest trends and research in dairy and beef crossbred operations. (Photo by Todd Johnson, OSU Agriculture)

April webinars to discuss dairy and beef crossbreeding systems

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Media Contact: Gail Ellis | Editorial Communications Coordinator | 405-744-9152 |

The Oklahoma State University Beef Extension program will host five Rancher’s Thursday Lunchtime Series sessions in April and May. The hourlong webinars will focus on research updates now available on heifer development.

The free series features the OSU Beef Cattle Extension team, experienced ranchers and scientists with information on production, management and marketing tips. The following sessions will begin at noon via Zoom.

April 4 – Genetics and Sire Selection for Successful Beef x Dairy Crossbreeding Systems

  • Bailey Basiel, Penn State University

April 11 – Targeted Nutrition: Building Better Beef Crosses Starts on Day 1

  • Olivia Genther-Schroeder, Purina Animal Nutrition

Neonatal Management for Successful Beef x Dairy Crossbred Systems

  • Jennifer Spencer, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center

April 18 – Dairy x Beef – Understanding Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics

  • Casey Maxwell, Cactus Feeders

Economics of Dairy x Beef Crossbred Systems

  • Eric DeVuyst, Oklahoma State University

April 25 – Feedlot Q&A of Dairy x Beef Crossbred Calves

  • Tom Fanning, Buffalo Feeders

Understanding Liver Abscess Prevalence in Beef x Dairy Crossbred Cattle

  • Kendall Samuelson, West Texas A&M University

May 2 – Post-Weaning Management: Effects of Performance, Efficiency and Carcass Characteristics

  • Ally Grote, Oklahoma State University

Comparison of Carcass and Meat Traits between Dairy x Beef and Native Beef Calves

  • Blake Foraker, Washington State University

Registration is required. For more information, contact David Lalman at 405-744-6060 or

Story By: Macy Shoulders |

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