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Lowering Winter Feed Costs

28 July 2010

US - This year's Indiana Integrated Resource Management Program field day on August 31 in Greencastle will focus on helping beef producers lower winter feed costs.

The event will be at the David and Hope Sutherlin Farm, where the cows' diet includes corn stalks, corn gluten, distiller’s grains and reduced hay consumption during the winter months. Presenters will explain the details of the programme and how it has saved them thousands of dollars in feed costs.

The educational programme is provided by the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine to anyone interested in beef production.

“This field day is our way of saying thank you to the beef producers of Indiana for all of their support to our school,” said Purdue veterinarian W. Mark Hilton.

The programme team has four goals for beef producers, Hilton said, including decreasing their cost of production; increasing the value of their product being sold; improving animal welfare on farms; and decreasing overall labor. While the focus of the field day is decreasing the cost of production, the three other topics also will be discussed.

The field day will be 2-5:30 p.m., with dinner following. The event is free, but dinner is $10 per person and can be paid at the event. RSVP by Aug. 23 to Rachel Heitkamp at 765-494-9234.

The Sutherlin farm is at 2835 S. County Road 275 E, Greencastle. For more information, visit

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