Beef101 Day (June 19, 2014)



On Thursday June 19, 2014, SmartVet hosted a number of east coast delegates to an insightful; informative and educational industry Beef101 Day in the heart of U.S. cattle country. The morning was spent at SmartVet's Olathe Kansas headoffice listening to leading industry experts - an overview of the Beef Cattle Production Industry; how it operates; animal health-care; parasite management; and economic sustainability with China gearing up to become one of the leading importers of the world's beef supply. Thereafter delegates boarded a bus and were taken on a tour of a professionally operated Kansas Cattle Ranch where a lot of the morning's theory was then seen in real life; including live cattle herding; yarding and running through the headgate for demonstration of traditional parasite treatments. Then it was all aboard the ATV's and into the pasture where SmartVet's new VetGun Delivery System was demonstrated with 1 person treating up to 20 head of cattle in as little as 15 minutes. The highlight of the day for many delegates was seeing who was the best shot as they each fired off several VetGun rounds at a dummy cow target, complete with real cow hide.

Welcome Letter: 1. Welcome Letter.pdf

Itinerary: 2. Itinerary-Beef 101 Day-19 June 2014 v1.7 FINAL.pdf

Speaker List: 3. Speaker List Contact Details v1.7 FINAL.pdf

Fact Sheet-Global Beef Demand: 4. FactSheet SV 0001-GlobalBeefDemand v1.0.pdf

Speaker Presentations:

0. Presentations Copyright.txt

1. Prof Ken Odde-Cattle Industry Structure June 18 2014.pdf

2. Rob Rew-Internal parasites of cattle 2014 v1.1.pdf

3. Phil Kaufman-External Parasite Resistance.pdf

4. Derrell Peel -Beef101 Economics.pdf

5. Parasite Treatment for Cattle-Rick Miller - hbr1.pdf

Video-full day's proceedings (3h50min): click here

Video-editted highlights (58min): click here

For any further information on our Beef101 Day or upcoming follow-up events, please contact Randall Tosh, VP Business Develop on 913-827-2361 or 913-307-7343 or email