Nebraska farmers who may be interested in expanding or diversifying their operations are invited to the two-day Nebraska Cattle Confinement Symposium scheduled for Dec. 16-17 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.
The event will run from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets are $55 each, but early-bird tickets are available for $35 for those who register online prior to Dec. 10 at cattleconfinement.com.
The symposium is sponsored by the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN), Nebraska Cattlemen, Central Confinement Service of Columbus, Neb., and Accu-Steel Inc. of Audobon, Iowa.
Topics to be discussed by producer and supplier experts include facility design and ventilation considerations, financing a new facility, trends in cattle markets, confinements and vet protocols, and managing nutrition in confinement operations. In addition, two sessions will provide virtual barn tours and producer panel discussions. The symposium concludes Dec. 17 with the Cattlemen’s Lunch. For agenda details, go to cattleconfinement.com.
“The purpose of this symposium is to provide farmers with key information and insight they need to decide whether to add a cattle confinement component to their operation,” says Will Keech, AFAN director of livestock development.