American Association of Bovine Practitioners

Beef Cow-Calf Nutrition Seminar

June 22-23, 2023


Are you an AABP member who is busy in practice and want to attend a seminar outside of calving and preg-checking season? Do you want to expand your veterinary services into providing valuable nutrition consulting? If you answered YES, this seminar is for YOU. Feed cost makes up over 50% of the total cost of keeping a beef cow and many producers could use assistance in allocating those resources wisely. Unlike their dairy counterparts, beef cow-calf producers spend a small amount of their feed dollars off farm as much of their feed is raised. Because of this, many beef producers do not utilize the services of a nutritionist. This is where you fit in. 


In this seminar, we will discuss the basics of beef cow-calf nutrition and outline how you can get paid for your advice. We will spend about half of a day in lecture/discussion mode and a full day will be spent working with the BRaNDS beef cow nutrition program from Iowa State. You will need a computer with Microsoft Excel to run the BRaNDS program. We expect that the day you return to practice you will be ready to consult with your first client to help them save money on their winter ration AND provide improved nutrition for their herd.


The seminar faculty are Dr. Mark HIlton and Dr. Sara Linneen. These instructors have experience in providing nutrition consulting to cow-calf producers and are eager to teach you how to immediately incorporate this service into your practice. 


The seminar will be held June 22-23, 2023 at the AABP office in Ashland, Ohio. Ashland is located 45 minutes south of the Cleveland airport and 75 minutes north of the Columbus airport. We will provide an online portal for interested participants to coordinate travel to and from the airport. The seminar will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on June 22 and 8 am to 4 pm on June 23. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn. Registered attendess can reserve a room for $129 plus tax by calling 419-903-0900 and request a room in the AABP-Beef Group block. A complimentary breakfast is available at the hotel and lunch will be provided on both days of the seminar.

Attendance is limited to 20 participants and you must be a current AABP veterinarian or credentialed/licensed veterinary technician member to register. This seminar will be submitted for 15 hours of CE in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Payment must be made at the time of registration through the secure link provided or your registration is not confirmed and may be cancelled.