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Feedlot Forum 2016 is fast approaching

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by Ben Nuelle

If you plan to attend the Feedlot Forum in Sioux Center, you should register by January 12th. The Feedlot Forum will take place at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center January 19th.

The forum begins at 9:30 a.m. Iowa Beef Specialist Beth Doran says many issues will be discussed at the Feedlot Forum next month.

“We’ll be talking about modern ag in a Facebook culture. We know Facebook is here it is present and the question is how we deal with that. We’ll also be talking about beef production and sustainability. Kim Stackhouse from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association did all of her research on sustainability on down to how much toilet paper is being used in the packing plant,” Doran says.

Also, Livestock Market Economist Lee Schulz will talk about the status of the Iowa Feedlot industry.

“He did a survey with the National Agriculture Statistics Service with cow calf and feedlot producers and give an update on what Iowa producers are doing. In the afternoon, Dr. Mike Apley will visit about implementing the Veterinary Feed Directive. Mike sat in on all of the hearings in Washington, D.C. He helped in terms of formulation of what the Veterinary Feed Directive is going to look like. Rounding out the program, will be Carl Babler who is a livestock market economist with Atten Babler Commodities. He will talk about feeding cattle in a global market emphasizing situation and outlook,” Doran says.

The 2016 Feedlot Forum begins at 9:30 a.m. January 19th at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center.  You should register by January 12th if you plan to attend and can do that at extension.iastate.edu. See itinerary here.