Experts offer tips to Neb., Iowa feedlot operators

Ag/Outdoor

February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Feedlot operators in Nebraska and Iowa can get advice this month from experts about dealing with high feed costs and drought. The annual beef feedlot roundtables will be held February 19th through 21st in Gering, Holdrege and West Point. The events will be broadcast to locations in Iowa. The sessions will focus on the latest in feedlot health, nutrition and economics.

The event is sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Iowa State University Extension and the Nebraska Beef Council. The presenters include a mix of university and industry experts who will offer tips on dealing with the current high feed prices and what alternatives exist. Registration costs $30 ahead of time or $40 at the door. More details are available online at panhandle.unl.edu.