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Beef Feedlot Roundtable sessions set

By Staff | Feb 4, 2015

AMES – Iowa State University Extension and the University of Nebraska are teaming up to offer a Feedlot Roundtable session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Calhoun County Extension office.

Iowa State Extension beef program specialist Denise Schwab said the feedlot roundtable sessions are offered annually in Nebraska for feedlot operators and interested agribusiness people.

“As part of a cooperative agreement between Iowa State Extension and UNL Extension that provides sharing of livestock educational resources and programs, and through available technology, the roundtable will be offered via Internet connection for Iowans in selected locations,” she said. “The speakers and subject matter are sure to draw interest from our state’s beef community.”

The focus of this year’s program is on feeding dairy beef, which makes up 14 percent of the U.S. beef market.

Dr. Dan Grooms, from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will start the afternoon discussion with health considerations in managing Holstein beef.

Dan Loy, from ISU, will discuss feedlot nutrition and technology for Holstein beef production.

Galen Erickson, from UNL, will discuss the use of beta-agonists in feedlot diets.

Dr. Stephanie Hansen will wrap up the afternoon with an update on feedlot research at ISU.

A $10 fee covers proceedings, meeting costs and refreshments, and is payable at the door. Preregister is requested by Feb. 10

For more information, including a registration form, visit the Iowa Beef Center website iowabeefcenter.org or call the Calhoun County Extension office at (712) 297-8611.

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