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UNL to Host Beef Feedlot Roundtables in February | KTIC Radio

UNL to Host Beef Feedlot Roundtables in February

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting personnel will learn the latest in nutrition, the Veterinary Feed Directive and economics at the 2016 beef feedlot roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington and Scottsbluff, with remote connections to locations in Iowa in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension.

The roundtables will be offered Feb. 9 at the Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave., West Point; Feb. 10 at the Dawson County Extension office, 1002 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington; and Feb. 11 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Ave. I, Scottsbluff.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. with introductions and welcome at 1:20 p.m. The program will conclude by 6 p.m. with an update from the Nebraska Beef Council.

The afternoon sessions will cover feedlot production and management topics with the following presentations: silage yield, feedlot performance and profit, Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science; alpha amylase and starch digestion, new technology, Matt Luebbe, Panhandle Research and Extension Center; beef cattle economics: dynamic industry, current trends and outlook, Kate Brooks, UNL Department of Agricultural Economics; changes to distillers and impact on the feedlot industry, Dan Loy, ISU Beef Team; veterinary feed directive, Rob Eirich, Panhandle Research and Extension Center; feedlot water quality and quantity, Matt Luebbe; UNL feedlot research update, Galen Erickson; and Nebraska Beef Council update, Doug Straight.

Pre-registration is available by phone, fax, email or mail and requested by Feb. 3. Cost is $20 and will be accepted with pre-registration at the door. Cost for those who have not pre-registered will be $30.

For more information on Nebraska locations or a registration form, contact Matt Luebbe at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Ave. I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, call 308-632-1260, fax 308-632-1365 or email For information on Iowa locations, contact Dan Loy at

The Beef Feedlot Roundtable is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, Iowa State University Extension and the Nebraska Beef Council.


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