Feb. 5 Northern Illinois Beef Cattle Seminar Planned

University of Illinois (UI) Extension is planning a Northern Illinois Beef Cattle Seminar, Feb. 5, in the Black Hawk East Auditorium located near the junction of highways 78 and 34 south of Kewanee.

University of Illinois (UI) Extension is planning a Northern Illinois Beef Cattle Seminar, Feb. 5, in the Black Hawk East Auditorium located near the junction of highways 78 and 34 south of Kewanee. Running from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., presentations will be made by U of I Extension personnel, industry reps and an expert on renewable fuels, says Alan Miller, UI Extension beef specialist (217-840-6935).

Among the topics are: identifying the hidden costs of feeding cows; nutrient pricing and ration balancing; renewable fuels; identification and management of recessive gene traits in cattle; and meeting consumer demand with an Illinois-raised product.

Registration is $18/person and includes lunch. Registrations are due Feb. 1. To register, send name, address, number attending, and check (made out to "University of Illinois") to Henry-Stark Extension Office, 26234 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434.