April 2021 - How to Utilize Feed Efficiency to Maximize Profit with Ted Cunningham and Jeff Clark

April 30, 2021

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Ted Cunningham and Jeff Clark present How to Utilize Feed Efficiency to Maximize Profit. Our experts will take a closer look into how feed efficiency and intake testing data is used to calculate various EPD's and dollar indexes while highlighting practical management applications for utilizing feed intake data in a real world setting.

Ted is located in south central Missouri and acquired his degrees in Animal Science and Ruminant Nutrition. Ted's experience in the beef industry range from nutrition, commercial beef production systems, seed-stock management and marketing, which provide him with a vast perspective of the beef industry. Ted, along with wife Ashlee and three children own and operate Cunningham Livestock, which specializes in custom cattle feeding and management, along with replacement heifer and bull development. He believes improvements in both feed and management efficiency for the beef business is critical for long term industry sustainability and profitability.

Jeff is an animal science graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a concentration in beef production. His extensive background includes a direct focus on advancing animal efficiency through genetic selection based upon tangible production data such as feed efficiency and ADG. His expertise with large-scale, multi-species, purebred and commercial production management allows him to guide researchers and producers to utilize C-Lock products in extensive applications. Jeff's passion is for sustainability in the livestock industry, helping producers increase their production efficiency, and helping researchers advance future technology and methodology.

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