Area cattlemen should mark the date of Jan. 29 on their calendars and make plans to attend the 28th Annual 4-State Beef Conference from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Gage County UNL Extension Office at 1115 West Scott in Beatrice.
The conference planning committee has designed an excellent program that should have something of interest to all beef producers. Speakers and their topics for the 2013 conference are as follows: Dr. Matt Spangler, Beef Cattle Breeding & Genetics Extension Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – “Genetic Improvement of Beef Cattle Feed Efficiency”; Daren Williams, Executive Director of Communications, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – “Engaging Consumers in a Beef Conversation.”; Todd Kalous, Market Analyst, Cattle Fax - “Beef Industry Update and Outlook”; and Dr. Rick Rasby, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – “Dry Lotting Beef Cows”.
The 4-State Beef Conferences are designed to give beef cattle producers in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska an annual update on current cow-calf and stocker topics. The conferences provide a forum of Extension Specialists from four of the USA’s leading beef cattle land grant universities.
The registration fee is $20 per person and reservations are requested by Jan. 25. The fee includes dinner and a copy of the conference proceedings. For more information, contact your local county extension office.