Cattle feeders workshop series slated
A Jefferson County workshop on cattle feeding will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Jefferson County Office at 864 Collins Road in Jefferson.
Topics addressed at the annual workshop include how fed cattle traits influence buyer interest, nutrition from weaning to finish, and market outlook and factors influencing price discover.
Representatives from sale barns will lead a discussion on traits that buyer look for that indicate the likelihood of a high quality carcass and which traits detract from an animal's value when determining how much to bid for fed cattle.
Building on the discussion of positive and negative traits in fed cattle, Dr. Dan Schaefer, UW Animal Science Department will lead a discussion on nutrition from weaning through finish to produce animals with favorable traits to the buyers.
Dr. Brenda Boetel, UW Extension Livestock Economist will present a market outlook and factors influencing price discovery.
Registration and meal begin at 5:45 p.m.
Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 17. Call the UW-Extension, Jefferson County Office at 920-674-7295 to register for the program or for any questions.