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Registration open for June Cattle Feeders Conference

5/14/2009

AMES, Iowa -- It is easy to register for the upcoming Iowa Beef Center summer conference on managing feedlot operations. Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up early to take advantage of reduced hotel and registration rates.
   
The conference, held in partnership with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, will be June 10 -11, 2009 at the Holiday Inn in Ames. Entitled “Cattle Feeders’ Conference: A New Era of Management – People, Cattle, Business,” the two-day event will provide cattle feeders with valuable information for tackling today’s troubles.

Those wishing to attend can access the conference brochure and registration form on the Iowa Beef Center Web site, www.iowabeefcenter.org, or call 515-294-BEEF to sign up. Registration before May 29, 2009, is $75; after this date and at the door the cost is $100. The Holiday Inn is holding a block of rooms at a special rate for conference attendees through May 20.

The conference speakers will touch on issues ranging from the livestock industry’s carbon footprint to labor and employee relations. A detailed agenda with all of the speakers and presentations listed is available in the conference brochure on the Iowa Beef Center homepage.

Sponsors for the event include Elanco Animal Health; Fort Dodge Animal Health; Certified Angus Beef, LLC; and the Virginia Department of Agriculture. For more information, contact conference committee member Dan Loy at dloy@iastate.edu or 515-294-1058.

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It serves as the university’s extension program to cattle producers and is comprised of faculty and staff from ISU Extension and the colleges of agriculture and life sciences and veterinary medicine. The Iowa Beef Center’s members work to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about the Iowa Beef Center, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

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Contacts :

Daniel Loy , Animal Science, (515) 294-1058, dloy@iastate.edu

John Lawrence , Economics, (515) 294-6290, jdlaw@iastate.edu

Taylor Gerling, Iowa Beef Center Communications Specialist, (515)294-9124, tgerling@iastate.edu

Willy Klein, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0662, wklein@iastate.edu