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May 20-22: Comprehensive beef industry program

Beef-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – An intensive beef industry workshop for everyone from livestock producers, educators and veterinarians to beef marketers, retailers and chefs will be May 20-22 at Washington State University Pullman.

Registration is limited to 32 participants – first paid, first served. Registration covers meals, materials and parking.

Early bird registration is $200; the deadline is May 6. After that, the cost is $250. Register online at or get a form at and mail with a check.

WSU/UI BEEF 300 is a comprehensive educational approach involving professionals from all segments of the beef industry from ranch to plate. The program is a mix of lectures, presentations, demonstrations and group hands-on work.

Topics include: genetic influence; feeding for quality beef; live cattle evaluation; beef harvesting procedures and innovations; environmental factors relating to carcass merit; carcass aging, grading and fabrication; food safety and quality issues; pricing; tenderness/palatability evaluation; carcass and beef box values; and more.

The course will feature nationally recognized beef professionals including John Unruh. He grew up on a diversified livestock and row crop ranch in central Washington and is chair of the food science undergraduate program at Kansas State University.

For more information, contact Jan Busboom, WSU meat specialist, 509-335-2880 or, or Sarah Smith, regional animal science extension specialist, 509-754-2011 Ext. 413 or

The program is a collaboration of the WSU and University of Idaho departments of animal sciences and extension programs.



Jan Busboom, WSU meat specialist, 509-335-2880 or

Kate Halstead, WSU Extension MEAT Team, 425-357-6024, cell 360-794-6081,

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