2014 Illinois Cattle Feeders Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:15

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

9:00 am Registration, Welcome and Introductions (Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension)

9:10 IBA Update (Reid Blossom, EVP, Illinois Beef Association)

9:30 Cattle Feeding Facility Design (Sam Odom, Summit Livestock Facilities)

10:30 The Value of Cattle Manure to the Grain Farmer (Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, Professor, Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management, University of Minnesota)

11:30 Do and Dont’s of Permitting and Manure Management Plans (Chris West, PE, President, Frank & West Environmental Engineers)

12:00 Lunch

1:00 University of Illinois Research Update / Feeding Glycerin to Cattle (Dr. Tara Felix, Feedlot Nutritionist and Researcher, University of Illinois)

2:00 Least-Cost Feedlot Rations/ Feeding Cattle Indoors vs. Outdoors (Dr. Dan Loy, Director of Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University)

3:00 Market Opportunities and Outlook for 2014 (Dr. Paul Peterson, Professor of Derivatives Trading, University of Illinois)

4:00 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

University of Illinois Extension invites you to the annual Illinois Cattle Feeders Meeting taking place March
5, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

The seminar will highlight recent policy changes that may be of interest to cattle feeders, manure manage-
ment strategies, the value of manure to the diversified farmer, new cattle feeding research, dealing with chang-
ing feedstuff prices, and market opportunities in 2014. Complimentary lunch will be provided. The program
will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Registration is FREE so invite a friend or neighbor! Seating is limited — call Travis Meteer at (217) 430-7030 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign-up.  Registration deadline is March 1st.

If you have questions or need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call Travis Meteer (217) 430-7030.

Sponsored by University of Illinois Extension.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.


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