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Web Conference on Dairy Steer Risk Management Set

JULY 25, 2008--A web conference on dairy steer risk management practices for dairy beef producers, agriculture professionals and educators will be held in six locations throughout the state at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 20.

On Aug. 6, Dee Griffin, University of Nebraska Extension Feedlot Veterinarian, will present, "Tips for successfully starting Holstein steers on feed," followed by John Lawrence, director of the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, who will present "Calculating cost of production for Holstein steers and Holstein feeder cattle."

On Aug. 20, a presentation on "Advanced nutrition" will be presented by Jeff Lehmkuhler from the University of Kentucky followed by "Price Risk Management Strategies for Holstein steer and Holstein feeder cattle production," by Brenda Boetel, livestock marketing specialist for the University of Wisconsin Extension.

Locations and phone number for registration and seminar cost information are: Jackson County UW-Extension Office, Black River Falls, 715-284-4257; Youth and Ag Building, Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, 608-723-2125; Price County UW-Extension, Phillips, 715-399-2555; Marquette County UW-Extension, Montello, 608-297-9153; Clark County UW-Extension Office, Neillsville, 715-743-5121; USDA Service Center (Aug. 20 only), Medford, 715-748-3327.

The conferences will be hosted by the UW-Extension livestock team, including Boetel. For more information on the conferences, contact Boetel at 715-425-0702 or email .


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