Beef Feedlot Roundtable sessions offered


February 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska will be teaming up to offer a Feedlot Roundtable session at six Iowa locations on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 12:45-3:45 pm. Locally, the meeting will be hosted at the Wallace Learning Center/ ISU Armstrong Research Farm, 53020 Hitchcock Ave, near Lewis. Interested participants can contact 712-769-2600 or email to register. A fee of $10, payable at the door, will cover proceedings, meeting costs and refreshments. Please register by Tuesday Feb. 19 so proceedings and refreshments can be provided.

The webinar program will feature Dr. Temple Grandin, presenting from the Nebraska location, discussing animal welfare challenges for the beef feedlot industry. Also, Stephen Koontz from Colorado State University will discuss the market outlook and issues related to formula pricing for fed cattle via recorded session.  The afternoon will wrap up with an overview of research and projects related to the beef feedlot industry at Iowa State University by Dr. Dan Loy and Dr. Stephanie Hansen, presenting from the ISU campus.

The feedlot roundtable sessions are offered annually in Nebraska for feedlot operators and agri- business personnel.  Through a cooperating agreement between ISU Extension and University of Nebraska Extension to share livestock educational resources and programs, and with the benefit of technology, the roundtables will be offered at the Iowa locations via internet connection.

For more information, please contact your local county extension office or ISU Extension Beef Field Specialist.

(Press Release – Cass Co. Extension)