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Beef feedlot roundtable set for Feb. 15 at Lex

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn the latest in feedlot health, nutrition, environment, and economics at the 2012 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 14-16 in West Point, Lexington and Bridgeport with remote connections to locations in Iowa.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Roundtables will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington and Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport.

Registration is from 7:45-8:15 a.m. with introduction and welcome at 8:15 by local Extension personnel.

University and industry representatives will speak on feedlot animal health, nutrition, and environment topics which include a producer panel on manure management, the environmental impact of cattle, and a research update.

The Nebraska Beef Council will give an update on new beef products and sponsor lunch.

Feedlot economics and research topics include feeding options with more expensive inputs, use of technology, and risk protection. The program will conclude with a research update and adjourn by 4 p.m.

Preregistration is available by phone, fax, e-mail or mail and requested by Feb. 3. 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 Matt Luebbe at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff NE 69361, phone 308-632-1397, fax 308-632-1365 or 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.

Morning topics will cover feedlot economics and environment with the following presentations: market outlook and risk management, Shane Ellis, Iowa State University; feedlot cattle footprints, Terry Mader, UNL Extension; manure values and BFNMP$ program, Matt Luebbe, UNL Extension-Panhandle Research and Extension Center; producer panel on manure value and challenges, local producers and industry; and Beef Council update, Lisa Brass and Ann Marie Bosshamer.

Afternoon sessions will cover feedlot health and nutrition with the following presentations: Digital Dermatitis: an emerging challenge for feedlot cattle, Jan Shearer, Iowa State University; grain adaptation and roughages, Galen Erickson, UNL Animal Science; use of technology and impact on feedlot production, Heather DePra, UNL Extension; research update: Galen Erickson, UNL Animal Science, Terry Mader, NEREC, and Matt Luebbe, PHREC.

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