Beef Blast is a program for 7th-12th grade students interested in beef cattle production. The program focuses on real world topics that impact the beef industry and youth producers. Students do not have to be enrolled in 4-H or own beef cattle.
December 3, 2022
Open to all youth in 7th-12th grades
Held at Kildee Hall on Iowa State University campus
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch and all learning materials)
Register today as space is limited. Deadline is November 21.
Adults are welcome to attend and must register. Adults will be charged $12.00 to cover the cost of lunch.
9:45am-11:45am Workshops | Live Cattle Selection, Purchasing Cattle Online, What to Look for in a Photograph
11:45am Lunch – What is an Animal Scientist?
1:00pm-3:00pm Workshops | The Science of Feef, Hands-on in the ISU Meat Labratory, Beef Genetics
3:15pm Evaluations and wrap up
Quotes from previous participants on what they learned:
“#1 reason cows are culled is because they won’t rebreed.”
“You can fit the whole repro tract in the bladder.”
“How API connects with stayability, docility and reproduction.”
“Sperm must have 30% motility to be viable.”
“Feed is the most expensive part of raising cattle.”