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Beef feedlot roundtable sessions set at six locations

By Staff | Feb 3, 2014

AMES – Iowa State University Extension and the University of Nebraska are joining to offer a feedlot roundtable session at six locations, including two in the Farm News coverage area, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Feb. 13.

Russ Euken, an ISU Extension beef specialist, said the feedlot roundtable sessions are offered annually in Nebraska for feedlot operators and agribusiness people.

The two roundtable locations and preregistration contact information in Farm News’ covewrage area are:

A). Wallace Learning Center at ISU’s Armstrong Research Farm, 53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis. Contact Chris Clark at (712) 769-2600.

B). Pocahontas County Extension office, 305 North Main St., Pocahontas. Contact Dianne Dirks at (712) 335-3103.

A $10 fee covers proceedings, meeting costs and refreshments, and is payable at the door. Those attending should preregister no later than Feb. 11 at the location they will attend to ensure adequate materials and refreshments.

“As part of a cooperative agreement,” Euken said, “between Iowa State Extension and UNL Extension that provides sharing of livestock educational resources and programs, and through available technology, the roundtables also will be offered via Internet connection for Iowans in selected locations.

“The speakers and subject matter are sure to draw interest from our state’s beef community.”

Dee Griffin, of the UNL vet education center, will discuss the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s policy on eliminating use of antimicrobials for growth promotion and feed efficiency.

This presentation is prerecorded for the program.

Dustin Loy, with the Vet Diagnostic Lab at UNL, will discuss bovine respiratory disease and antimicrobial resistance.

Galen Erickson will offer a presentation on using fiber for cattle or ethanol and there will be an update on ISU beef research provided locally.

More information, including a registration form, is available on the Iowa Beef Center website at www.iowabeefcenter.org/events/Roundtable2014flyer.pdf.

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