Fund Detail

This fund was organized to recognize the contributions of Dr. Ritchie to the field of beef cattle extension. The money is used to support a symposium on issues important to Beef Cattle Extension at the Midwestern ADSA/ASAS meetings.

Dr. Ritchie is the author or coauthor of 200 scientific or technical articles, 195 Extension papers, 350 trade journal articles and more than 400 newsletter articles. Ritchie has spoken at livestock programs in 38 states, 7 Canadian provinces, 6 Australian states, Argentina, Europe and Mexico.

He has also officiated the national shows of 13 beef cattle breeds and seven swine breeds in the U.S. and Canada. In 1994, Ritchie was inducted into the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Club, the highest honor awarded in the U.S. livestock industry.

 Value of club as of 1/2017: $26,015

2016 Harlan Ritchie Beef Symposium: 2016 Beef NRC
Chair: W.J. Sexten, Certified Angus Beef, LLC
Sponsor: ASAS Foundation, Harlan Ritchie Appreciation Club
Presented Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Alternative cow-calf production systems: Opportunities and challenges
R.J. Rasby, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Implementing the 2016 Beef NRC changes in cow herd nutrition
Ron Lemenager, Purdue University

Implementing the 2016 Beef NRC changes in growing and finishing cattle
Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Transparency in the food system: Communicating science to the consumer
J. Jones, The Center for Food Integrity

2015 Harlan Ritchie Beef Symposium: 
Chair: Larry R. Corah, Certified Angus Beef, LLC.
Sponsor: Harlan Ritchie Appreciation Club, ASAS Foundation 
Presented Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Trends to watch in cattle nutrition
G. P. Lardy, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Cow herd investment opportunities during a period of prosperity
W. J. Sexten, Division of Animal Sciences, University of

New innovations in how we sell beef
B. E. Wasser, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Centennial, CO

Tracking beef industry dollars
N. Speer, Bowling Green, KY

2014 Harlan Ritchie Beef Symposium:  Today’s And Tomorrow’s Beef Industry 
Chair: Maynard Hogberg, Iowa State University 
Sponsor: Harlan Ritchie Appreciation Club, ASAS Foundation 
Presented Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today’s and Tomorrow’s Application of DNA Genomics
K. Andersen, Zoetis Animal Genetics

Tomorrow’s Feedlot Industry
T. Brink, formerly of JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding 

Future Applications of Reproductive Technologies in the Beef Industry
G. Seidel, Colorado State University

Current State of Distillers Utilization
G. Erickson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2013 Harlan Ritchie Beef Symposium
Presented Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The future of genomic selection in animal agriculture
J. Taylor*, University of Missouri, Columbia. (Abstract O117)

Industry issue or opportunity – Increasing carcass weights?
J. Stika *, C. E. Walenciak, Certified Angus Beef LLC, Wooster, OH. (Abstract O118)

Creating Customer-Centric Beef Production Systems
N. Speer*, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. (Abstract O119)

Economic rewards of hitting consumer targets for beef
S. Brown*, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri, Columbia. (Abstract O120)

The full abstracts for the symposium can be found here.

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