Feedlot Roundtable offered in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport

Jan 23, 2009
by WLJ
Feedlot Roundtable offered in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport

Feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industry will learn the latest on feedlot management at the 2009 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtable Feb. 10- 12 in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension meeting will be offered Feb. 10 at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, Feb. 11 at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington, or Feb. 12 at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport.

Registration is from 8:00- 8:30 a.m., with introduction and welcome at 8:30 by UNL Extension personnel. University and industry representatives will speak on byproducts and feedlot cattle, food safety and feedlot health, feedlot economics and feedlot management.

The workshop will adjourn by 4:15 p.m. Topics include: recent research with corn byproducts, feeding distillers grains: effects on meat quality, E. coli 0157:H7 and distillers grains, fate of steroids released by implants used by the feedlot industry, feedlot cattle health, feedlot economics in 2009, producer panel: dealing with volatile input costs, feed additives and implants; and Nebraska feedlots benchmark data. Lunch will be sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council, followed by an update on new beef products.

Preregistration is available by fax, e-mail or mail and is requested by Feb. 5. Cost is $25 and will be accepted with a preregistration or at the door. Those who have not preregistered can register at the door for $40. For more information or a registration form, contact Judson Vasconcelos at 308/632-1397 or e-mail jvas concelos2@unl.edu.

The Nebraska feedlot roundtable is sponsored by UNL Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Corn Board, and the Nebraska Beef Council. — WLJ