2005 PDCA Annual Meeting, Show, Sale & Educational Program
Thursday schedule for early arrivals:
Meet at Glenn Land Farm at 1 PM to travel to Chico State University Farm for tour and carcass evaluation in Meats Lab
Dinner on your own
Friday morning schedule for Dexter Basics workshop:
8 AM – Registration at Glenn Land Farm, I-5 Exit 614 (Rd. 27) Orland
8:30 AM – Program begins with the following topics to be covered:
How to become a member, register and transfer cattle and name your ranch/farm.
Benefits of becoming a member of PDCA.
Your purpose for raising Dexters and type available.
Responsibilities of buyer, seller and association.
How to select your Dexters (conformation, temperament, color, price, availability, polled, horned, age, pedigree, etc.).
Information on health and nutrition programs, facilities and handling.
Dexter classification and tests available.
Bulls vs. A.I.
Management practices including tattooing, ear tagging, castration, weaning, breeding and halter training.
Noon: Lunch for Dexter Basics workshop participants; Luncheon meeting of Senior Dexter Club members (Country Kitchen Restaurant in Orland)
Friday afternoon schedule for Educational Workshops:
1:00 PM: The use of ultrasound to determine carcass merit including ribeye area, fat thickness, marbling, etc. – Dr. Patrick Doyle
1:45 PM: The use of ultrasound to manage the reproduction program in your herd. Tabletop A.I. and embryo transfer workshop – Dr. Cindy Daley
2:45 – 3:00 PM: Refreshment break
3:00 PM: Dexter Genetics – Gabriella Nanci
3:45: PM: Fitting and Showing Dexter cattle – Andrea Earley
4:30 PM: Pasture Management; pasture walk – Wes Patton
6:00 PM: Authentic Mexican Dinner with Carne Asada and Salsa Bar
7:00 PM: Results of Video Show, Photo Contest and Dexter Promotion Contest followed by the auction of donated items
8:30 AM: Classifying Dexters – Bob Reuter, Brown Swiss Classifier
9:40 AM: National Livestock Identification Program Update – John Colhoun
10:00 AM: Dexter Show: bulls youngest to oldest, followed by females youngest to oldest
12:00 Noon: Lunch and buyer’s registration
1:00 PM: Dexter Sale (Cowboy Auction)
2:00 PM: Annual Meeting
6:00 PM: Prime Rib Dinner
7:00 PM: Dr. Cindy Daley, “Grassfed beef, the time is now”
Sunday morning: Meetings TBA, Brunch served from 10-11 AM