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Beef cattle meetings set

Published January 7, 2015

URBANA, Ill. - High cattle prices coupled with slumping feed costs have resulted in a very favorable situation for the cow/calf producer, according to a University of Illinois Extension commercial beef educator.

“Good profit potential in the cattle business exists,” said Travis Meteer. “It is important to stay in touch with management strategies that can make the most out of the current market dynamic.”

Several meetings will be held during the month of January where cattle producers can gain insight. Topics to be discussed at the meetings include integrating cover crops on a diversified farm; confinement and dry lot cow systems; least-cost winter rations; and managing cows to achieve successful breeding-back.

Meeting dates and locations include:

  • January 13, 5 p.m., Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
  • January 14, 9:30 a.m., Pecatonica Public Library, Pecatonica, IL
  • January 21, 5 p.m., Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL

Come join fellow cattlemen and enjoy a beneficial conversation and “talking cows.” Pre-registration is suggested for the meeting, and cost of the meeting is only $10, payable at the door.

Please RSVP to Travis Meteer at 37737 Perry Fishhook Road, Baylis, IL 62314, or email wmeteer2@illinois.edu. Meeting details are available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/oardc.