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Agriculture

Extension hosts beef seminar

OTTAWA — University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Unit invites producers and others interested to attend the upcoming beef sire selection and management seminar from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Pitstick Pavilion near Ottawa.

University of Illinois Extension beef educator Travis Meeter will talk on management and nutrition of herd bulls and give an update on the Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale. Other speakers will include: Doug Parrett, University of Illinois: Incorporating EPDs into bull selection and future use of EPDs in selection; Joe Dedrickson, DVM, Merial: Extending parasite control in your cattle herd; Kevin Glaubius, Vita-Ferm: Advantages of a breeding season-focused mineral program; Rod Shoenbine, Zoetis: Genetic testing opportunities for advancing selection of desired traits; Jerry Cassady, regional field representative, American Angus Association: New sire selection tools; and Kevin Devore, ABS: Future trends in the beef industry.

Pre-registration is should be sent in by Jan. 24. Registration will be taken at the door as room allows. The cost for the program is $15 which includes dinner and is payable at the door. To register, call 217-430-7030 or email wmeeter@gmail.com

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