Cattle Feeders Program February 26

UW-Extension Cattle Feeders Workshop February 26th

Flyer: Cattle Feeders 2018-St Croix V2

The University of Wisconsin-Extension will be hosting a Cattle Feeders Workshop on the evening of Monday, February 26th, at the Ag Service & Education Center located at 1960 8th Ave, Baldwin.  This year’s workshop will include useful information for farmers finishing both dairy and beef breed steers.

 

Dr. Randy Shaver, UW-Extension & UW-Madison Dairy Nutritionist, will show us how corn starch properties and kernel processing can impact feedlot cattle performance.  Corn in various forms is important in Wisconsin feedlot rations.  Recent research has shed new light on how kernel starch properties, fermentation, and particle size, can affect cattle performance.

 

Recently several decision making tools were updated and added to the Wisconsin Beef Information Center (https://fyi.uwex.edu/wbic) including cow calf, stocker, and feedlot enterprise budgets, a yardage calculator, and close out budget.  Mr. Bill Halfman, UW-Extension, will be providing an overview and demonstration of these tools.

 

Safety for people and cattle during hauling, minimizing bruising, and biosecurity are all important components of successful transportation of cattle.  Mr. Adam Hady, UW-Extension, will provide an update on transportation quality assurance, and what you can do on your farm to address this increasingly important topic.

 

Dr. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension & UW-River Falls Livestock Economist, will present her annual market outlook for 2018.

 

Registration begins at 6:15 pm, with the program beginning at 6:30 pm. There is a fee is $5.00/person. Please pre-register by contacting the St. Croix County Extension Office at 715-531-1930 or ryan.sterry@uwex.edu