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UW Extension Cattle Feeders Statewide Workshops to be held

Editor’s Note: For more information contact: Bill Halfman, UW Extension Agriculture Agent, Monroe County, 608-269-8722

JAN. 5, 2009--The University of Wisconsin Extension Livestock team will host the Annual Cattle Feeders workshops in seven locations around the state the week of Jan. 19.

The workshop will provide valuable information to both Holstein and beef breed cattle feeders. The program builds on the information provided in the 2008 workshop of Producing Quality Holstein Steers. Current economic conditions have increased the need for producers to carefully manage risk and production.

Topics this year focus on managing production and price risk and include:

• “Managing Feeder Calf Health from 450 pounds through Finish,” Charlie Stoltenow, North Dakota State Extension Beef Veterinarian. Stoltenow will address receiving programs for feeder cattle and managing common health problems from receiving through finish.

• “Low Cost and Effective Cattle Handling Facilities and Housing,” David Kammel, UW Extension Bio-Systems Engineer. Kammel will share information on using and remodeling existing facilities and putting in place low cost, safe and efficient cattle handling facilities. He will also present information on utilizing existing facilities for housing finishing steers.

• “Risk Management Tools for Cattle Feeders,” Brenda Boetel, UW Extension Livestock Economist. Boetel will present information on risk management tools available for cattle feeder to manage price risk on their cattle. She will also share information on input price risk tools as well.

The workshops are partially supported by a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency. A fee for each location to cover meals and local expenses is charged, and participants can preregister by contacting the host agent at the desired location of attendance.

Dates and locations include:

•Monday, Jan. 19, registration and meal at 5:15 p.m., program starts at 6:15 p.m., Club 16, Sparta. Contact the Monroe County Extension Office at 608-269-8722.

•Tuesday, Jan. 20, program starts at 10 a.m., 4-H Building, Fairgrounds, Janesville. Contact the Rock County Extension Office at 608-757-5696.

•Tuesday, Jan. 20, registration and meal at 5:15 p.m., program starts at 6:15 p.m., Chissy’s Pub and Grill, Waldo. Contact the Sheboygan County Extension Office at 920-459-5900.

•Wednesday, Jan. 21, program starts at 10 a.m., The Belvedere, M 329 State Hwy 97, Marshfield. Contact the Clark County Extension Office at 715-743-5121.

•Wednesday, Jan. 21, registration and meal at 5:15 p.m., program starts at 6:15 p.m., Ramada Plaza, Green Bay. Contact the Kewaunee County Extension Office at 920-388-7138.

•Thursday, Jan. 22, program starts at 10 a.m., Ruby’s Roadhouse, near the Hwy. 53 and Hwy. 40 intersection, Bloomer. Contact the Chippewa County Extension Office at 715-726-7950.

•Thursday, Jan. 22, registration and meal at 5:15 p.m., program starts at 6:15 p.m., Spring Valley Banquet Hall, Spring Valley. Contact the St. Croix County Extension Office at 715-684-3301.


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