Beef Feedlot Roundtable Sessions Offered at Six Iowa Locations

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska (UNL) are teaming up to offer a Feedlot Roundtable session at six Iowa locations on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The Pocahontas County Extension Office will host the Northwest Iowa site.  ISU extension beef program specialist, Beth Doran, said the feedlot roundtable sessions are offered annually in Nebraska for feedlot operators and interested agribusiness people.
 
“As part of a cooperative agreement between Iowa State Extension and UNL Extension that provides sharing of livestock educational resources and programs, and through available technology, the roundtables also will be offered via Internet connection for Iowans in selected locations,” she said. “The speakers and subject matter are sure to draw interest from our state’s beef community.”
 
Dee Griffin, from the UNL vet education center in Clay Center, will discuss the Food and Drug Administration’s policy on eliminating use of antimicrobials for growth promotion and feed efficiency. This presentation is prerecorded for the program. Also Dustin Loy, with the Vet Diagnostic Lab at UNL, will discuss BRD and antimicrobial resistance. Galen Erickson, feedlot specialist for UNL, will have a presentation on using fiber for cattle or ethanol, and there will be an update on ISU beef research provided locally.
 
More information, including a registration form, is available on the Iowa Beef Center website at  
http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/events/Roundtable2014flyer.pdf
 
The $10 fee covers proceedings, meeting costs and refreshments, and is payable at the door. However, you’re asked to preregister no later than Tuesday, Feb. 11, with Dianne Dirks (712-335-3103 or dianned@iastate.edu) to ensure adequate materials and refreshments.
         
For more information, please contact Beth Doran, ISU Extension beef program specialistat 712-737-4230 ordoranb@iastate.edu.

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