The symposium entitled "Innovative Intensification in Cow-Calf Systems" is the second annual symposia of its kind to be sponsored by the Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation. Texas A&M University will host the event on Sept. 18-19 at the Embassy Suites in San Antonio. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Oklahoma State University also will participate.

"This year's symposium will offer perspectives on opportunities for innovation in production systems through strategic intensification," said Ken Eng, cattleman and nutrition consultant. "We'll address questions such as can increasing management intensity increase profitability, reduce risk, and enhance the sustainability of beef production enterprises?"

Cattle producers interested in opportunities to expand production or increase land use efficiency should plan to attend as well as researchers and students. For more information, click here.

The symposium will be held in downtown San Antonio on the River Walk. This exciting location will allow attendees the opportunity to experience Texas history, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river, and explore cuisine that is as unique as the state itself.

Topics & Speakers

  • Managing Energy Requirements in Confined Cows - Tryon Wickersham, TAMU
  • Dry Lotting Beef Cows in Nebraska - Karla Jenkins, UNL
  • Cow Efficiency: Implications for Beef Sustainability - Sara Place, OSU
  • Nutritional and Management Considerations when Merging Cow-Calf and Feedlot Operations - Round Table Discussion
  • Fetal Programming: Implications and Opportunities in Confinement Systems - Carey Satterfield, TAMU
  • Intensified Cow/Calf Production in the Southern Great Plains Combining Semi-Confinement, Wheat Pasture and Cover Crops - David Lalman, OSU
  • Herd Health Observations in Nebraska Dry Lot Cow Project - Jason Warner, UNL
  • Does Intensification Improve Sustainability? - Jason Sawyer, TAMU

Symposium Location & Accommodations

The symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites. To take advantage of the room block, please click here.

Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown

125 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210.226.9000

About the Eng Foundation

The Dr. Kenneth & Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation was established in memory and as a legacy to Caroline who loved life, cattle and cattle people, and as an avenue to help future scholars while enhancing beef cattle research.