Nebraska feedlot roundtables

Nebraska feedlot owners and operators can learn more about animal health and cattle trade at the 2006 Beef Feedlot Roundtable. Presented by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension and offered in three locations, the roundtables are set for Feb. 7 in Columbus, Feb. 8 in Lexington, and Feb. 9 in Gering. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and the program 30 minutes later. Among the morning topics

Nebraska feedlot owners and operators can learn more about animal health and cattle trade at the 2006 Beef Feedlot Roundtable.

Presented by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension and offered in three locations, the roundtables are set for Feb. 7 in Columbus, Feb. 8 in Lexington, and Feb. 9 in Gering. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and the program 30 minutes later.

Among the morning topics and speakers are:

  • Proper antibiotic therapy, Dan Upson, Kansas State University;

  • Current and future opportunities of the Nebraska feedlot industry, Terry Klopfenstein, UNL;

  • Research and facilities update, Terry Mader and Galen Erickson, UNL;

  • New beef products/demand, Nebraska Beef Council staff.

Following lunch:

  • BSE testing and disease, Dave Smith, UNL;

  • Rendering industry changes and implications for feedlots, Ross Hamilton, Darling International;

  • Beef and cattle trade after BSE and an outlook for 2006, Darrell Mark, UNL;

  • Quality system assessment and export requirements, including the role of animal ID.

In addition, UNL Extension educators, Don Levis and Dewey Lienemann, will present a pen rider training video at the Lexington and Gering locations.

Registration is $25 at the door and includes proceedings and lunch. For more info or to register, contact Erickson at 402/472-6402, or e-mail [email protected].

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