UW Extension Cattle Feeders Workshop Series to be held at Sparta Feb 23rd.

How Fed Cattle Traits Influence Buyer Interest, Nutrition from Weaning to Finish and Market Outlook and Factors Influencing Price Discover will be featured at the workshop scheduled for Thursday evening, February 23rd ,at Jakes Northwoods in Sparta.

Rod Kundtsen, manager of the  Equity sale barn at Sparta will lead a discussion on traits that buyers 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 will start at 5:30 with the meal at 6:00 pm, and the program will begin at 6:45 pm and should wrap up at 9 :00 pm

Contact the Monroe County Extension Office 608-269-8722 to pre-register by February 17th.

Area sponsors for the annual Cattle Feeders Workshop are: Bank of Cashton, Citizen’s First Bank – Sparta, Timberwood Bank – Tomah, State Bank Financial – Sparta, 1st National Bank – Bangor Holmen,      Foss Fine Meats, Union National Bank & Trust Sparta, Craig’s Meats & Catering, West Salem Veterinary Clinic, Cashton Veterinary Clinic, Tomah Large Animal Veterinary Care, Sparta Large Animal Vet Clinic, Western Wisconsin Beef Producers Coop, and Partnership Bank – Tomah.


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