2010 Beef Feedlot Roundtables

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

Registration is from 8-8:30 a.m. with introduction and welcome at 8:30 by local extension personnel.

University and industry representatives will speak on animal health and management topics which include responsible antibiotic use, deadstock 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 programme will end with a research update.

The meeting will adjourn by 4 p.m.

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 4 February. 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, e-mail [email protected].

The Beef Feedlot Roundtable is sponsored by UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, ISU Extension and the Nebraska Beef Council.

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