Idaho Beef Summit scheduled for January

Dec 2, 2011
by WLJ

Beef producers can learn ways to improve the quality, consistency and value of their product at the upcoming Idaho Beef Summit sponsored by the Idaho Beef Council.

The meetings will feature speakers, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations focusing on beef end product quality. Producers will have the opportunity to learn the “meat” side of the beef industry, according to University of Idaho (UI) Extension Educator Sarah Baker.

Beef producers will hear from leading industry personnel on understanding and improving beef carcass quality through DNA-based technology, nutrition and marketing. Leading retailers and chefs will discuss retail and foodservice trends and showcase how consumer preferences affect the bottom lines of beef producers.

Attendees will view cutting demos and tour processing facilities to learn about carcass grading, processing, and value added marketing for market and cull beef.

UI animal and meat science faculty and UI Extension faculty, along with other beef industry professionals, will conduct the course beginning on the evening of Jan. 5 and concluding at noon on Jan. 7 at the Canyon Springs, Red Lion Hotel in Twin Falls, ID. Registration is $50 per person.

For more information, or to register, please contact the University of Idaho Extension Office in Custer County at 879-2344 or your local Extension office. — WLJ