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Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Friday, July 08, 2005

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.
Marketing Dexters

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

Saturday morning:

8:30 AM: Classifying Dexters – Bob Reuter, Brown Swiss Classifier

Practice Dexter selection classes for everyone

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

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