Learn more about beef cattle EPD's, Selection Indexes, and Gene Markers. With the bull sales quickly approaching, all the information presented in a sale catalog can be really confusing. The eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse team is inviting you to a Beef Cattle Selection Webinar on Fri., Jan. 5, 2009.

This webinar will help cattlemen sort out what information means and how it can be applied when purchasing livestock. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri and Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska. Bob and Matt are beef cattle specialists with a focus in Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics. They have a tremendous ability to help producers understand this information and answer any questions. Interested participants can view this webinar from a home or office computer, or as part of a program at a local extension office.

Join Bob and Matt for this webinar. Connect to the event scheduled February 5, 2009, 1:00 to 2:15 CST. At the meeting time, simply click on the following link or copy and paste it into the browser to enter the meeting:

http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/beefcattle/

Once connected to this URL, a login page will come up. Simply enter your name under the "Enter as a Guest" heading. Click on "Enter Room." The instructions that detail how to join the integrated phone audio conference will be on the screen upon joining the meeting.

Anytime before the meeting, producers can visit the following URL to confirm ability to connect to the server:

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/

This webinar is being presented by the Beef Cattle Clearinghouse eXtension Community of Practice.