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'The Future of Midwest Cattle Feeding' Friday at Sauk

DIXON – Free seminars highlighting the future of Midwest cattle feeding will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.

The seminars are designed to help feeder cattle producers develop strategies for a profitable operation, Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension beef specialist, said in a news release.

Discussion topics include the future of cattle feeding, managing high feed costs, methods of offsetting expensive grain, the use of dried distillers grains for feedlot cattle, corn stover considerations and using improved crop residues and co-products in beef cattle.

There is no registration fee, but attendees are asked to register before Friday with Meteer at wmeteer2@illinois.edu or 217-823-1340. Call Meeter, Mike Cecava, 217-451-6817, or Cimeron Frost, 217-787-4280, for more information.

The seminar is sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Co., Monsanto, the Illinois Beef Association and U of I Extension.

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