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Learn to cut costs, increase performance at beef conference

Curt Arens Calves at feeder
IMPROVE EFFICIENCY: Adding value to calves through backgrounding is one of the topics to be covered Jan. 12 at the 3-State Beef Conference in Syracuse, Neb.
The 3-State Beef Conference, set for Jan. 12 in Nebraska, covers strategies to be more profitable.

For 38 years, the 3-State Beef Conference has provided beef cattle producers in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska an annual update on current and critical cow-calf and stocker topics affecting producers in the three-state area.

This year, the program will focus on the seemingly little things that can make a big difference in cattle performance and profitability. The Nebraska meeting will be held Jan. 12 in Syracuse, Neb., at the Otoe County fairgrounds. The program begins at 6 p.m. and consists of a dinner and three 30-minute presentations, with plenty of time for discussion.

Presentations include “Meeting the Mineral Needs of your Herd without Breaking the Bank,” presented by Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension beef systems specialist, who will discuss tips for developing a cost-effective mineral program.

Other programs include “Water Quality: Impacts on Cattle Production and How to Evaluate,” by Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University Extension specialist, who will discuss why to, when to and how to test cattle water sources.

“Tips for Adding Value to Your Calves Through Backgrounding” is a third program, presented by Dan Loy, director of the Iowa Beef Center, who will discuss how to feed weaned calves to optimize growth and value.

To register. call 402-269-2301or email [email protected]. The registration fee is $25 per person to be paid via cash or check at the door, and includes the evening meal and copy of the proceedings. Please register by Jan. 4 to make sure there is enough food.

Source: UNL BeefWatch
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