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Beef Sire Selection and Management Seminar scheduled for Feb. 2

This article was originally published on January 11, 2016 and expired on January 11, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

Jan. 11, 2016

Source: Travis Meteer, 217-430-7030,

Urbana, Ill. – Producers are encouraged to attend the annual Beef Sire Selection and Management Seminar held at the Farm Credit Services Building in Jerseyville on Feb. 2. The meeting will start at 4:45 p.m. and conclude at 8 p.m.

University of Illinois Commercial Beef Educator Travis Meteer will discuss selection and management of replacement females and provide an update on the Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale.

Doug Parrett, University of Illinois, will cover incorporating EPDs into bull selection and offer insight to future use of EPDs in selection. Jim Morse with Merial will discuss extending parasite control in a cattle herd. Vita-Ferm’s Cody Sankey will address important considerations in bull nutrition. Barney Gehl of Zoetis will share about genetic testing opportunities for advancing selection of desired traits. Teresa Steckler, U of I Extension, will discuss synchronization programs for heifers and cows, and Kevin Devore, ABS, will speak on future trends in the beef industry.

“The program covers important information that producers can directly implement and turn into dollars in their pocket,” Meteer said.

Meteer encourages fellow cattlemen to travel to Jerseyville to grow their knowledge base and discover management strategies to increase profits. The cost of the meeting is $10, payable at the door.

Pre-registration is suggested by contacting Travis Meteer at 217-430-7030 or by Jan. 26.  Meeting details are available at


Source: Travis Meteer, Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture,

Pull date: January 11, 2018