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Feedlot Forum set Jan. 19

By Staff | Dec 22, 2015

SIOUX CENTER – Feedlot Forum 2016 is an annual event but very little in the cattle industry seems to be annual or routine these days, according to Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension.

“The 2016 forum features a few of the latest pressures feedlot producers are facing,” Doran said. “Defending agriculture, sustainability, competitiveness, drug usage and profitability are real issues challenging today’s beef producers.”

Feedlot Forum 2016 is set from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Jan. 19, 2016 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center.

The program features more than 20 trade show exhibitors and includes presentations by industry experts.

Presentations include:

A). Gary Sides, technical services nutritionist for Zoetis, who speaks on “Modern Ag in a Facebook Culture.”

B). Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, executive director of global sustainability for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, asks, “Is Beef Production Sustainable?”

C). Lee Schulz, Extension livestock market economist with Iowa State University, talks about the status of the Iowa feedlot industry.

D). Dr. Mike Apley, production clinical pharmacology at Kansas State University, speaks on implementing the veterinary feed directive.

E). Carl Babler, senior hedge specialist with Atten Babler Commodities, reports, “Feeding Cattle in a Global Market: Situation and Outlook.”

F). Steve Rehder and Kent Pruismann, board members with the Iowa Beef Industry Council, talk about why the Beef Checkoff is needed.

G). District 1 director Craig Moss, with Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, gives the District One ICA update.

Registration is $25 per person with student registration $10 per person.

Registrations are due Jan. 12, 2016 to the Sioux County ISU Extension office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City, Iowa, 51041.

For more information, contact Beth Doran at (712) 737-4230.

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