Four-State Beef Conference planned Jan. 12-13
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri cattlemen can learn more about issues they might be facing and other cow-calf and stocker tips during the 26th annual Four-State Beef Conference Jan. 12 and 13.
The Nebraska session will start at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Community Building in Tecumseh.
Other sessions will be:
– at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research Farm in Lewis, Iowa
– at 10 a.m. Jan 13 at the Eiberger Building in King City, Mo.
– at 4 p.m. at the Jackson County Fair Building in Holton, Kan.
Extension specialists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have again teamed with counterparts from Kansas State University, Iowa State University and the University of Missouri to provide a forum from four of the U.S.’s leading beef cattle land-grant universities, said Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist.
The speakers and topics include: Richard Randle, UNL beef cow/calf production management specialist, Whole Herd Health: Common Health Problems; K.C. Olson, associate professor, cow-calf nutrition and management, KSU, Mineral Nutrition; Karl Harborth, KSU extension livestock specialist, Factors Affecting Sale Barn Prices; and John Lawrence, extension livestock economist and director, Iowa Beef Center, Replacement Heifers: Buying vs. Raising.
The registration fee is $25 per person and reservations are requested by Jan. 8. The fee includes a beef meal and a copy of the conference proceedings. To keep registration fees affordable in the future, please call for reservations.
Local contacts in each state include: Rasby for Nebraska at (402) 472-6477, Clint McDonald for Iowa at (712) 644-2105, Jody Holthaus for Kansas at (785) 364-4125 and Shawn Deering for Missouri at (660) 726-5610.
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