UW-Extension Annual Cattle Feeders Workshops slated for Feb. 28 in Stevens Point

The University of Wis-consin-Extension will be holding the annual Cattle Feeders Clinics at 8 locations around the state Feb. 26 through March 1. This year’s clinic includes a variety of useful information for farmers finishing both dairy and beef breed steers.

Once again, Portage County will be the host location for the Central Wisconsin Cattle Feeder Clinic. The clinic will be hosted at the UW-Extension office in Stevens Point on Feb. 28. The clinic opens registration check-in at 10 am with the program starting at 10:15 am.

Preregistration is required by Feb. 19 to ensure accurate lunch count for the caterer. Save on registration if pre-registered by Feb. 19. Any registration received Feb. 20 or later will be higher. You can register online at https://goo.gl/ZVuDFX and mail payment to UW-Extension, PO Box 338, 480 Underwood Avenue, Montello, WI 53949. You may also register via phone by calling 608-297-3141.

Dr. Randy Shaver, UW-Extension & UW-Madison Dairy Nutritionist, will show us how corn starch properties and kernel processing can impact feedlot cattle performance. Corn in various forms is important in Wisconsin feedlot rations. Recent research has shed new light on how kernel starch properties, fermentation, and particle size, can affect cattle performance. Dr. Shaver has presented this information to cattle feeders in Kansas and Nebraska.

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