ONE 18 Beef

Two days. Countless life-changing insights. ONE18 will explore the transformative power of ideas and their ability to change your beef business, your life and even our world.

The Chinese Border is Open for Beef: Now What? The Chinese Border is Open for Beef: Now What?

After 14 years, U.S. beef is back on the shelves in China, creating new opportunities in 2018. To succeed, you need to know the key players in the global beef market and hone your strategy — after all, the right message and the right product can make or break a sale. Get the big picture from the experts in this special session.

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It's All in the Data: Vertical Integration of the Beef Industry It's All in the Data: Vertical Integration of the Beef Industry

The Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) Pilot will make Canada the first country to deliver beef from certified sustainable sources. With data protection through blockchain, this represents enormous capacity to trace genetics, nutrition and management activities through the chain, effectively achieving virtual integration.

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Mineral Myths: Mining the Truth About Organic Trace Minerals Mineral Myths: Mining the Truth About Organic Trace Minerals

Why are we still using inorganic minerals? Science has spoken and the message is clear: Organic trace minerals mean less inclusion, less waste and better meat quality. What mineral myths prevent you from embracing the future? Uncover the truth and learn how a simple change in your ration can have a big impact on your bottom line.

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Liver Abscesses: Nutritional Strategies to Avoid Them Rustling Your Feedlot Profits Liver Abscesses: Nutritional Strategies to Avoid Them Rustling Your Feedlot Profits

Liver abscesses are a major issue in feedlot cattle at slaughter and represent a significant economic cost to the producer, the packer and, ultimately, to the end consumer. Yet pushing “hotter” cattle rations is key to increased performance. Join us to discover the real science behind this problem and how one scientist is blazing an innovative new trail.

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Making Money in Value-Added Programs: How It’s Done Making Money in Value-Added Programs: How It’s Done

We’ve all heard about the explosion of natural, antibiotic-free and European beef programs, but where does the money really come from? And how can you get a cut of the action? Join us as we get into the nitty-gritty details of value-added programs and how your operation can qualify for them. With just a few key changes, learn how to make the extra profit and score a bigger return.

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Information Integration: Working Together to Create Value for Supply Chain Stakeholders Information Integration: Working Together to Create Value for Supply Chain Stakeholders

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has created a centralized database in which every ruminant animal in Ireland is tracked through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine network. Each animal event is also tracked (e.g., birth, slaughter information, artificial intelligence service, weight and price when sold through auction). This information is used to calculate animal performance information, which is calculated through the ICBF Euro-Star Index system. This is the only system of its kind anywhere in the world, and it is a great example of what can happen when you have industry collaboration. To make this a success, the department of agriculture, every meat processor, livestock auction, artificial intelligence companies, breed societies and others have cooperated with ICBF to generate this information.

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