2010 Beef Feedlot Roundtables offered Feb. 9-11

Jan 22, 2010
by WLJ

Beef feedlot owners, employees, veterinarians and others in the industry will learn the latest on feedlot health, animal welfare, the environment, economics and research at the 2010 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington, Bridgeport and Orange City, IA.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) Extension and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension meeting will be offered Feb. 9 at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point and downlinked that day live to the Sioux County Extension office in Orange City. On Feb. 10, it will be offered at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington and Feb. 11 at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport.

University and industry representatives will speak on animal health and management topics which include responsible antibiotic use, dead stock and proper disposal under the new laws, and feedlot cattle handling to improve animal welfare. In addition, university faculty will discuss implications of cap/ trade and climate legislation on the feedlot industry, air quality regulations, runoff control via vegetative treatment systems, and some discussion of feedlot economics in 2010.

The program will end with a research update.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council with an update on new beef products at the Nebraska locations.

Preregistration is available by fax, e-mail or mail and is requested by Feb. 4. Cost is $25 and will be accepted with a preregistration at the door. Cost for those who have not preregistered will be $40. For more information or a registration form, contact Galen Erickson, C220 Animal Science, P.O. Box 830908, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908, phone 402/472-6402, fax 402/ 472-6362, or e-mail gerick son4@unl.edu. — WLJ