Cattle Management Improvement: FULL - WAIT LIST ONLYThe Cattle Management workshop will be a full day "Deep Dive" session that will explain and practice skills in Artificial Insemination, Pregnancy Detection and Live Animal Evaluation using Ultra-Sound technology as a selection tool for carcass merit. Attendees will have the morning session to practice A.I. and Pregnancy Detecting Skills with synchronization protocols. The afternoon the workshop will move to using ribeye and Marbling ultra-sound equipment to select market and replacement cattle and help determine yield and quality grades on live cattle. Grid-based pricing structures will also be discussed.
Lincoln Electric Welding: FULL - WAIT LIST ONLYWhether you are struggling to strike an arc or you are proficient TIG welding on 308 stainless this workshop is for you. In cooperation with Lincoln Electric and OATA Instructors, this workshop will add to your skill set no matter where you are as a welding instructor. This day long workshop will include classroom and lab time to preview the newly released uLinc welding curriculum, how to utilize it within you program for the benefit of your students, impressing your administration, and maintaining your sanity. Participants will identify areas where they would like to focus their lab training to maximize their benefit from this workshop. Lincoln professionals and OATA Instructors will lead breakout small groups in areas that include, Basic to Advanced Arc welding using electrodes 6010, 6011, 6013, and 7018. Basic to Advanced Mig using ER70s6 solid wire, intershield fluxcore, and 4043 aluminum, in short-circuit transfer, spray transfer, axil transfer, pulse transfer, and pulse on pulse transfer methods. Basic to Advanced TIG welding on mild steel, aluminum, and 308 stainless steel using the latest in inverter technology from Lincoln Electric. All participants will need to dress with appropriate weld lab personal protective clothing and equipment.