Nebraska Farmer Logo

One top is future of food safety.

October 27, 2009

2 Min Read

University of Nebraska Extension educators have planned four Cattleman's Day and Trade Shows in November.

The schedule: Nov. 16, North Platte at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds; Nov. 17, Ogallala, Grey Goose; Nov. 23, McCook, Red Willow County Fairgrounds; and Nov. 24, Imperial, Zion Lutheran Church.

Randy Saner, UNL Extension educator in North Platte, says each session will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. local. Pre-registration deadline is one week before each session.

After a 9 a.m. keynote on "The Future of Food Safety: How it Affects Cattle Producers" with Drew Gaffney, attendees will select from two topics during two rotations.

Rotation one:

"Calving Date Economics"--Brian Strauch, Extension educator, Red Willow County;

"Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection"--Robert Tigner, Extension educator, Chase, Dundy, Hayes and Hitchcock counties.

Rotation two:

"McCOOL and Source- and Age-Verification Programs"--Noel Muels, Extension educator, Furnas County.

"How Size Affects Heifer Development"--Randy Saner, Extension educator, Lincoln and McPherson counties

After lunch, two more rotations will provide participants with more choices.

Rotation three:

"The Value of Corn Stalks Versus Range"--Aaron Stalker, UNL beef range systems specialist.

"Ranch Profitability: What Are the Choices?"--Doug Anderson, Extension educator, Keith and Perkins counties.

Rotation four:

"Windrow Grazing"--Jerry Volesky, UNL forage and range management specialist.

"Benefits of and Tips to Achieve a Short Calving Season" – Rick Funston, UNL beef cattle reproduction physiologist, North Platte.

Door prizes will end each of the session between 3:30 and 5 p.m. local time.

Luncheon speaker is Matt Spangler, UNL beef genetics specialist, who will discuss "Utilizing Genomic Information in Selection."

Subscribe to receive top agriculture news
Be informed daily with these free e-newsletters

You May Also Like