Nutrition Roundtable to be held in Scottsbluff

Mar 6, 2009
by WLJ
Nutrition Roundtable to be held in Scottsbluff

For several years, nutritionists from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska have met twice each year to receive updates and have discussions on pertinent beef nutrition topics. This event has become known as the Colorado Nutrtion Roundtable—or simply the Nutrition Roundtable. During the roundtable, we will discuss information related to phosphorus nutrition of both cow/calf and feedlot animals. With increasing cost of this mineral, taking a close look at the history and development of phosphorus requirements and how to deal with these changes cost effectively will be timely. Dr. Jerry Spears from North Carolina State University will address the topic, “Everything you ever wanted to know about phosphorus—but were afraid to ask!” Spears is internationally known for his expertise in mineral nutrition. He played a key role in developing the mineral requirements commonly used in the beef industry that are published by the National Research Council.

In addition, with everincreasing talk about carbon credits, information about how this topic does and does not apply to cattle feeding and ranching will be provided by Dr. Terry Mader, University of Nebraska.

Also on the program is a current look at the use of ß-agonist growth-regulating technologies. Dr. Judson Vasconcelos from the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will team up with Dr. Scott Lake from the University of Wyoming to provide an update on this area of cattle feeding.

Finally, a tour of the renovated and expanded cattle feeding research facilities at the Panhandle Research Feedlot will be provided. We believe we have a great line-up of national and internationally known speakers for this Colorado Nutrition Roundtable.

Please join us! The program begins at 10:00 on March 26 at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center. The center is located one mile north of the intersection of Highway 26 and Highway 71 on the north side of Scottsbluff, NE. The program concludes at 4:30 p.m. The roundtable is sponsored by the Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming chapter of the American Registry of Animal Scientists and is open to all audiences, including cattle producers and students. Pre-registration by Monday, March 16 is $40 and includes a noon meal and printed proceedings booklet. Registration at the door the day of the event is $50. For more information and to register, contact Nancy Weiss at Colorado State University, 970/491- 7604 or at Nancy.Weiss@ — WLJ