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Beef feedlot roundtables offered Feb. 9-11 PDF Print E-mail

Beef feedlot owners, employees, veterinarians and others in the industry will learn the latest on feedlot health, animal welfare, the environment, economics and research at the 2010 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington, Bridgeport and Orange City, Iowa.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Iowa State University Extension meeting will be offered Feb. 9 at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point and downlinked that day live to the Sioux County Extension office in Orange City, Iowa.

On Feb. 10 it will be offered at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington and Feb. 11 at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport.

Registration is from 8–8:30 a.m. with introduction and welcome at 8:30 by local extension personnel.

University and industry representatives will speak on animal health and management topics which include responsible antibiotic use, deadstock and proper disposal  under the new laws and feedlot cattle handling, to improve animal welfare.

In addition university faculty will discuss implications of cap/trade and climate legislation on the feedlot industry, air quality regulations, runoff control via vegetative treatment systems and some discussion of feedlot economics in 2010. The program will end with a research update.

The meeting will adjourn by 4 p.m.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council with an update on new beef products at the Nebraska locations.

Preregistration is available by fax, e-mail or mail and is requested by Feb. 4. Cost is $25 and will be accepted with a preregistration at the door. Cost for those who have not preregistered will be $40.

For more information or a registration form, contact Galen Erickson, C220 Animal Science, P.O. Box 830908, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908, phone (402) 472-6402, fax (402) 472-6362, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Beef Feedlot Roundtable is sponsored by UNL Extension in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, ISU Extension and the Nebraska Beef Council.