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.

Introduction

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)