LITTLE ROCK - Were you unable to attend the 2011 Arkansas Beef Quality Conference? The entire conference was recorded and is available online to view at your convenience.

"This conference was useful for beef producers looking for insight into the changing needs of consumers, as well as what factors producers need to be aware of in meeting those expectations - those were among the highlights of this conference," said Shane Gadberry, associate professor-animal science, for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. "The videos will offer a good review and reference for those who attended."

Video content includes:

  • Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri, discussing antagonisms between economically important traits and carcass quality.
  • Dr. Dillon Feuz, Utah State University, talking about beef supply and tomorrow’s consumer. Travis Justice, executive director of the Arkansas Beef Council, and Tom Jones, Chairman of the Cattleman’s Beef Board, providing updates on activities of the Arkansas Beef Council and National Beef Board.
  • Drs. Paul Beck and Tom Troxel of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Department of Animal Science, discuss their research and extension programs that focus on beef quality beginning at the ranch.
  • Drs. Jason Apple and Fred Pohlman, also of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, discuss beef value enhancements beyond the feedyard.

The program was sponsored by the Arkansas Beef Council and can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/channels/arbeefconf.