Sporting the theme, “Cow Size,” 2009 Minnesota Beef Cow-Calf Days are planned for 10 communities in February. Registration is $25/family or farm and includes a meal and proceedings. Attendees are asked to call the appropriate phone number listed below one week before the meeting date.

Among the topics to be discussed are: functionality of cow size, nutritional effects on cow size, post-weaning calf management, emerging issues, and research updates. Meetings are set for:

Feb. 9 – Mora, Fish Lake Resort, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 320-225-5050.

Feb. 10 – Staples, Central Lakes College, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 320-732-4435.

Feb. 10 – Bagley, American Legion, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 218-694-6151.

Feb. 11 – Lancaster, American Legion, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 218-843-3674.

Feb. 13 – Grand Rapids, Itasca Community College, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 218-327-5958.

Feb. 17 – Glenwood, Minnewaska House, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 320-231-7890.

Feb. 18 – Pipestone, MN West Comm. & Tech College, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 507-825-6715.

Feb. 19 – Rochester, Holiday Inn South, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 320-225-5050.

Feb. 20 – New Prague, KC Hall, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 507-332-6109.

For more info, visit www.extension.umn.edu/beef/
-- University of Minnesota Beef Team release