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Southern Illinois Beef Day Program
Date(s) & Time(s)::
July 25, 2013
Location: Rend Lake College, Applied Science Center, Ina, IL
“The conference is designed for cow-calf producers to take home knowledge that will enhance the ability to improve on-farm management decisions and this year the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will unveil a new fescue pasture management program at the conference” said U of I Extension animal systems specialist Teresa Steckler.Return to event list.
The program will start with a discussion on how cover crops can be incorporated into cow-calf management. This will be followed by a producer-led round table discussion. Cow-calf producers Doug Kellerman from Pinkneyville, Ernest Weaver from Anna, and Grant Bauman from Vienna will discuss how they have incorporated cover crops into their annual forage production and answer producer questions. The morning session will conclude with a discussion on the future of corn by-products and its implications for the beef industry.
The afternoon session will offer three topics, maximizing herd pregnancy rates; regulations as they relate to growing the Illinois beef industry; a new program that will be offered by the NRCS – renovation endophyte-infected tall fescue pastures and cost share opportunities.
The conference will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program will start at 9:15 a.m.
The registration cost is $15, due by July 16. The fee includes light morning and afternoon refreshments, a noon meal, and conference materials. Late and on-site registration is $20. Lunch is not guaranteed for late and on-site registration. More information and registration forms are available by contacting Teresa Steckler or register online.
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