Beef Feedlot Roundtable offered in February

David Ostdiek
Panhandle Research and Extension Center

The 2011 Panhandle Beef Feedlot Roundtable, scheduled for Feb. 10 at Bridgeport, Neb., will provide cattle feeders with the latest feedlot health, environment, economics and research topics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and industry experts.

“Area cattle feeders will have the opportunity to improve feed yard efficiency by attending the Feedlot Roundtable”, says Tom Holman, University of Nebraska Extension Educator.

Topics at the Roundtable include managing cattle comfort; responsible antibiotic use; new product update; the final Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rule; feeding options with potentially expensive corn; sulfur and distillers; market structure and value-based pricing; and a research update.

The roundtable begins with registration from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Prairie Winds Community Center. Preregistration is needed by Feb. 3 for an accurate meal count, and can be made by calling (308) 632-1480 or (308) 262-1022. The meeting will end by 4 p.m.

The cost, including materials, noon meal and breaks is $25 per person. The registration fee is higher for those who are not pre-registered.

The Bridgeport Feedlot Roundtable is one of three across the state. The others are Feb. 8 at West Point and Feb. 9 at Lexington.

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, or e-mail