ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Feedlot Forum, the premier Extension program for the cattle feeding industry, is back live and in-person on Jan. 18 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center.
Feedlot Forum will focus on the latest emerging trends in beef feedlots. Cattle feeders should come prepared to participate and discover how to stay competitive in the beef industry.
“With a full lineup of nationally-known speakers, Feedlot Forum 2022 is designed to benefit the cattle feeder,” said Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “The program is a grassroots effort of the Lyon, Sioux and Plymouth County Cattlemen’s Associations, as well as ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center. Anyone involved or interested in beef feedlots and feeding cattle will find value in the program.”
The forum will open with Marvin Hammond, Elanco technical specialist, providing a “hands-on” session featuring proper implanting. Hammond will watch participants place an implant in provided cattle ears and comment on how they might improve their technique.
Dan Thomsen, ISU faculty member and presenter on Doc Talk, will follow by discussing the walk toward traceable beef and its importance to the beef industry.
“The afternoon will be just as powerful,” Doran said.
Chase DeCoite, director of animal health with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will lead off the afternoon program by talking about the importance of the newly adopted U.S. Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit, and Lee Schulz, ISU livestock market economist, will round out the day with a beef market outlook.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to listen to updates from the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Beef Center, and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, plus peruse a trade show featuring 24 agri-businesses with new services and products to support cattle feeding.
Registration fee is $25 per adult or $10 per student and can be completed online at https://go.iastate.edu/ZKECIJ on or before January 10.
For more information about Feedlot Forum, contact Beth Doran at 712-737-4230 or email@example.com.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach