Feedlot Roundtable Offered in Three Communities

Bridgeport, Lexington and Norfolk are 2008 sites.

Feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industry will learn the latest on byproduct and feedlot issues at the 2008 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtable at three locations across the state.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension meetings will be offered Feb. 12 at the Bridgeport Prairie Winds Community Center, Feb. 13 at the Lexington Holiday Inn Express and Feb. 14 at the Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center. Registration is from 8-8:30 a.m.

The morning session, sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board, will focus on byproducts and feedlot cattle. Presentations include: ethanol supply; corn supply; corn, ethanol and livestock economics; feeding applications; storage of byproducts; and feeding other byproducts.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council, followed by a producer panel of experiences and challenges of using byproducts.

The afternoon sessions in Lexington and Norfolk will focus on environmental influences on production with presentations on heat stress and cold stress.

The afternoon session in Bridgeport will offer information on a feedlot nutritionist survey, followed by a beef research update by Erickson.

For more information, contact Galen Erickson at C220 Animal Science, P.O. Box 830908, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908, call (402) 472-6402, fax (402) 472-6362 or e-mail [email protected].  

The Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtable is sponsored by UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nebraska Cattlemen, the Nebraska Beef Council and the Nebraska Corn Board.

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