KCoe Summit Panels

KCOE Isom partnered with Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute to host a Beef Sustainability Knowledge Summit on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Kansas State Alumni Center.

Below are some segments from the summit if you were unable to attend.


Animal Health & Care Challenges & Solutions

Q1: How does animal health relate to sustainability (5:55)

Q2: How do we balance keeping animal’s health while also practicing judicious antimicrobial use? (7:08)

Q3: What is sustainability? (2:35)

Q4: How can we correctly interpret and display data in order to benefit the industry? (4:00)

Grazing & Grain Feedstock Challenges & Solutions

Q1: How do we face the criticism of different practices/approaches? (9:00)

Q2: What role does technology play in supporting the challenges being seen today? (4:36)

Q3: What has been your biggest ‘Aha’ moment in your area of study? (6:18)

Lessons Learned from Other Industries

Miller Coors Presentation (8:05)

Upfield Presentation (8:07)

Economic Management Challenges & Solutions in Cow-Calf & Feedyard Segments

Q1: In regards to sustainability & return on investment, if I come to you with a practice or technology that I think will be more sustainable…What would you look for as a return on investment or are their specific ways you would try to evaluate that?(3:24)

Q2: How does market variabilities and fluxuations impact not only getting sustainability programs implemented but maintained? (4:34)

Q3: Related to antimicrobials, what do you see as the economic implications/consequences of that decision? (3:33)

Q4: How do we manage infrequent cash flow periods? What are the metrics that you look to evaluate? (3:46)

Q5: If we want to improve economic sustainability what is your take home message and what should we be focusing on? (6:11)

Emerging Technologies & the Impact on Sustainability

Dr. Dan Goehl Presentation (8:11)

Kelly Kim Presentation (5:32)

Spotlight on Emerging Sustainable Beef Programs

Q1: What are the drivers pushing you and/or your organization to lead in sustainable beef programs? (5:55)

Q2: What is your personal reason for why you are involved in this area? (8:17)

Q3: How are we preparing our producers to respond to foreign animal diseases in the beef industry? (4:58)

Q4: What other industries should we be partnering with? (1:26)