QB is a program sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

Contact Info:

Mike Kasten
QB Program Director
(573) 979-0889

 

Dr. David Patterson

David's Bio

Department of Animal Sciences, S132 Animal Sciences Research Center, Columbia, MO 65211

(573) 882 - 7519

Dr. Scott Brown

Scott's Bio

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 215 Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO 65211

(573) 882 - 3861

Program Partners

 

The QB mission is to improve profitability of beef cow-calf operations by facilitating the adoption of applied reproductive and genetic technologies that will add value to beef cattle produced and marketed in the U.S. and contribute to improvements in beef quality to satisfy increasing domestic and global demand for high-quality beef.

QB Guidelines

QB Program Guidelines - August 2012

QB Commercial Feed Yard Program - August 2012

QB By the Numbers - EPD - August 2012

QB By the Numbers - Economic Indices - August 2012

QB August 30th Program and Presentations

Individual presentations highlighted for download

9:00 a.m.         OPENING
Tom Payne, Vice Chancellor and Dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)


Introduction and Comments
Brady Deaton, Chancellor, University of Missouri
Tim Wolfe, President, University of Missouri System
Roy Blunt, U.S. Senate
Jon Hagler, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau
Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Introductions
Elected Officials
Industry Leaders
University Leaders

9:45 a.m.         BREAK

10:30 a.m.       PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
Moderator, John Kleiboeker, Executive Director, Missouri Beef Industry Council

How Did We Get Here?         
Dave Patterson, CAFNR

Experience of a Missouri Producer
Mike Kasten, 4M Ranch

Program Funding Support via U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Mark Mirando, National Program Leader, Animal Nutrition, Growth and Reproduction, USDA-NIFA

11:00 a.m.       HIGH-QUALITY BEEF DEMAND
Panel Moderator - Scott Brown, CAFNR

Panelists:       
Larry Corah, Vice President, Certified Angus Beef
Craig Huffhines, Executive Vice President, American Hereford Association & Certified Hereford Beef, LLC
Dennis Herl, Area Supervisor, Cattle Procurement, Tyson Foods
Kent McClary, Area Supervisor, Cattle Procurement, Tyson Foods
Robert Turbow, Vice President, Specialty Meat Group Contracting Team, Sysco

12:30 p.m.       LUNCH

1:30 p.m.         GENETICS AND HIGH-QUALITY BEEF 
Moderator, Dave Patterson

The Role of Current and Emerging Genetic Technologies
Jerry Taylor, CAFNR

Using AI to build equity in the cowherd and
support value-based marketing Industry Panelists:
Accelerated Genetics
Rick Pinkerman, Regional Sales Manager
Don Trimmer, Director of Beef Programs

Genex Cooperative
Willie Altenburg, Associate Vice President, Beef Marketing
Stan Lock, Area Sales Manager

Select Sires
Dan Busch, Beef Specialist
Brian House, Vice President and Beef Program Manager

2:45 p.m.         BREAK

3:00 p.m.         QB PROGRAM DETAILS

Moderator, Dave Patterson
QB Program Guidelines
Genetics, Mike Kasten, QB Program Director
Health, Craig Payne, College of Veterinary Medicine
Post-weaning nutrition, Justin Sexten, CAFNR

3:30 p.m.        QB PROGRAM DATABASE, PROGRAM
FEES AND INFORMATION DELIVERY

Moderators, Scott Brown and Mike Kasten

Pricing options, risk management, grid access
Finishing Yard Panelists:

Mark Sebranek, General Manager, Irsik and Doll Feed Yard
Jon Heiman, Cattle Risk Manager, Irsik and Doll Feed Services Inc.
Jerry Bohn, General Manager, Pratt Feeders, LLC

FINAL QUESTIONS AND WRAP-UP
Mike Kasten, QB Program Director