Regional Beef Selection and Reproduction Management Seminar - U of I Extension

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Regional Beef Selection and Reproduction Management Seminar

This article was originally published on January 8, 2018 and expired on January 25, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

NEWS RELEASE – PREPARED BY Jill Guynn, County Director

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit


The Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Extension Unit invites you to the upcoming Beef Selection and Reproduction Management Seminar and dinner, scheduled for January 24 on the IVCC campus. Join Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension Educator in Commercial Agriculture and Beef Specialist, for the regional Beef Selection and Reproduction Management Seminar on January 24, 2018, 5:15 p.m. – 8:30 Illinois Valley Community College/Room CTC 124, Oglesby, IL. Advance registration is required. 

Travis Meteer, Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator/Beef Specialist, will present research-based information and beef industry representatives will also cover timely topics. The seminar will cover bull selection, using EPDs and physical traits in selection, and the importance of mineral nutrition and parasite control in a breeding herd. Insight into heifer development and synchronization and the importance of genetic selection will be covered.  The program is  sponsored by Vita-Ferm, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Zoetis 50K ABS, Illinois Angus  Association, Illinois Simmental Association, and University of Illinois Extension.

The dinner meeting will start at 5:15 p.m. with registration and introductions. The dinner is included in the $10. registration fee that is payable at the door. The deadline to register is Monday, January 22. Call University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering. If you have questions, please call Daryle Wragge at 309-364-2356.

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If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at 815-224-0889.


Pull date: January 25, 2018