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Addressing Cattle Feeding Strategies

27 January 2011

US - The future of Midwest cattle feeding will be discussed at the 2011 Cattle Feeders Day on February 16 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau in Sycamore, Illinois.

This seminar, sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), the Illinois Beef Association (IBA), and the University of Illinois Extension, will highlight new cattle feeding strategies, feedstuff availability in the future, and new research on feedlot feed efficiency.

"We want to help cattle producers develop strategies that will allow them to feed cattle competitively in the future," said Dan Faulkner, U of I Extension beef specialist and professor in the U of I Department of Animal Sciences.

The conference will start at 9:45 am with a welcome by Mike Baroni, ADM Vice President of Economic Policy, discussing "Cattle Feeding and the New Vision of Agriculture." Other speakers include Mike Cecava of ADM Research Division with an update on coproducts and ag residues; Maralee Johnson of IBA presenting an association update; Dan Loy of Iowa State University discussing feeding strategies for coping with high commodity prices; Galen Ericson of the University of Nebraska on corn replacement feed — coproducts and ag residues; and Faulkner discussing beef cattle feed efficiency — genetic selection and feed management. The conference will conclude by 3 pm.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required, and there is no fee to attend. For more information, contact Dan Faulkner at 217-333-1781, Mike Cecava at 217-451-6817, or Maralee Johnson at 217-787-4280. A complimentary lunch will be prepared by the DeKalb-Kane Cattlemen's Association.

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