The 23rd annual Four-State Beef conference is set for four locations over a two-day period, Jan. 10-11. Designed to give beef cattle producers in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska an annual update on current cow-calf and stocker topics, the speakers and their topics include:

  • John Lawrence, Iowa State University (ISU) on the state of the beef industry;
  • Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska on utilizing co-product feeds;
  • Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri on grazing management;
  • Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef on why percent Choice is declining.
Jan. 10 meeting times are 10 a.m. in Holton, KS, at the Jackson County Fair Building; and 4 p.m. in Tecumseh, NE, at the Community Building. Jan. 11 session are at 10 a.m. in Lewis, IA, at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm, with a 4 p.m. session in Bethany, MO, at the community center.

Registration is $25, which includes a meal and proceedings; deadline is Jan. 5. Learn more at www.extension.iastate.edu/feci/4StBeef/.
-- Joe Roybal