University of Illinois (UI) Extension is planning a Northern Illinois Beef Cattle Seminar, Feb. 5, in the Black Hawk East Auditorium located near the junction of highways 78 and 34 south of Kewanee. Running from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., presentations will be made by U of I Extension personnel, industry reps and an expert on renewable fuels, says Alan Miller, UI Extension beef specialist (217-840-6935).

Among the topics are: identifying the hidden costs of feeding cows; nutrient pricing and ration balancing; renewable fuels; identification and management of recessive gene traits in cattle; and meeting consumer demand with an Illinois-raised product.

Registration is $18/person and includes lunch. Registrations are due Feb. 1. To register, send name, address, number attending, and check (made out to "University of Illinois") to Henry-Stark Extension Office, 26234 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434.