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October 27, 2009

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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."

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