Cattle feeding, marketing course offered

02-01-2007 | |

Cattle feeders can keep abreast of industry changes to enhance their management and marketing practices by attending the 2007 Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short Course on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5.

The course starts at 18.00 hrs at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building.
During the first session on Monday, Jan. 22, Terry Mader from the University of
Nebraska will discuss feedlot designs, construction costs and impacts on animal

Chris Richards from Oklahoma State
University will present information on feeding strategies as it relates to
higher corn prices.

of Michigan State University will answer feeding questions and Mark
McCully from Certified Angus Beef will talk about factors that are adversely
affecting marbling, and ultimately USDA Quality Grades.

In the second
session on Feb. 5, Jim Hilker from MSU will talk about corn and cattle
prices. And Cimeron Frost from the Illinois Beef Association will give an update
on the National ID program.

Glynn Tonsor from Michigan State University will
present marketing strategies, and Clifton Williams from Land O’Lakes Purina Feed
will talk about characteristics of successful feedlots.

The registration
fee is $30 for the two sessions and is due by Jan. 17. For more information on
the short course or a brochure with the complete program, contact Rich Knipe +1
309 792-2500 or rknipe@uiuc.edu

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