Feeding ethanol co-products phone conference

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Jan 30, 2009
by WLJ
Feeding ethanol co-products phone conference

Dan Loy, professor of animal sciences at Iowa State University, will discuss corn co-products and how they compare in nutrient content to more typical feeds, and how co-products of the corn milling and ethanol industries can be fed on the ranch, during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6. “Feedlots and dairies have been feeding ethanol co-products for some time,” said Tom Platt, area extension educator for Washington State University (WSU) Lincoln County Extension.

“Now with high hay prices, ranchers are considering them for beef cow rations and calf growing rations.” The conference call is the second in the lunch-time Beef Information Series being sponsored by WSU Lincoln County Extension in January and February.

Ranchers can participate in this conference from home by calling WSU’s telephone conferencing center in Pullman at 509/335-4700.

Advance registration is encouraged because the number of connections to WSU’s telephone conferencing system is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration fee for the series is $5. Call WSU Extension in Davenport at 509/725-4171 for more information or to register, or download a registration flier at http://livestocktopics.wsu.edu.

Other topics scheduled for the series are Understanding the Relationship between Wholesale Meat Prices and Slaughter Cattle Prices on Feb. 11, Carbon Farming to add Value to the Ranch on Feb. 17, and Washington’s BVD Control and Eradication Project on Feb. 25. WSU Extension programs are offered without discrimination.

For accommodation of special needs, contact Tom Platt, WSU Lincoln County Extension, at 509/725-4171. —WLJ

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