Beef production seminars new at Husker Harvest Days


By Robert Pore, Grand Island Independent 

Sep 4, 2019


New this year at Husker Harvest Days will be an expanded cattle production area that includes the introduction of seminars from high-profile industry members.


The seminars and other livestock activities at Husker Harvest Days, set for Sept. 10-12, include:


— 10 a.m., cattle handling demo (all show days).


— 11 a.m., “Fake Meat: The Real Story and What Beef Producers Need to Know,” featuring speaker Amanda Radke, author and longtime freelance contributor to Beef Magazine. Radke will have her new ranch-inspired book for kids, “Can-Do Cowkids” (Tuesday and Wednesday).


— Noon, “The Beef Business in an Era of Uncertainty,” featuring speaker Burt Rutherford, senior editor of Beef Magazine (all show days).


— 1 p.m., “Great Grazing is for Profit,” featuring speaker Alan Newport, editor of Beef Producer (all show days).


— 2 p.m., cattle handling demo (all show days).


Also scheduled are live-action equine and stock dog training demonstrations, and many cattle handling and production equipment suppliers exhibiting at the show — feed, fencing, feeding equipment, waterers, animal health supplies, security/monitoring equipment, haying equipment, buildings, wagons, trailers, welders, breed associations, purebred cattle breeders, cattle handling, horse training demonstrations, herding dog demonstrations and livestock equipment displays for livestock producers.


Cattle handling demonstrations will run at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. all three days at the Livestock Industries Building between Second and Third streets, sponsored by Enogen Feed. Ron Knodel will be demonstrating his horse training techniques using wild horses at the BLM display #50E. He will have programs daily at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.


Herding dog demonstrations will take place on the north side of Chief Flag Road and run throughout the day.


Stock dog demonstrations at #HHD19 give visitors a chance to see dogs from the early stages of training to those with developed herding skills. Stock dog demonstrations will run daily at #HHD19 at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m., along the north side of Flag Road just outside the exhibit field.


According to Matt Jungmann, national events director for Husker Harvest Days, the field demonstrations have received “a bit of a makeover this year.”


Jungmann said combining will now begin at 10:30 a.m. The tillage demonstrations will start at 11:30 and then combining will take place again at 1 p.m.


Field demonstrations are also an integral part of Husker Harvest Days. New this year...