Eight seminars planned by University of Illinois (UI) Extension this winter are designed to help cow-calf producers utilize by-products from ethanol production.

UI Extension's Dave Seibert says corn co-products, mainly corn gluten feed and distillers dry grain solubles, can play a major part in reducing the cost of beef-cattle diets. "However, it is important for producers to have a good understanding of these and other by-products, transportation costs and feeding guidelines," he says. Seminars are planned for:

  • Jan. 16, Pekin, Tazewell County Extension office, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 17, Perry, John Wood Community College, 1-3 p.m.; and in Jerseyville, Super 8 Motel, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 31, Macomb, intersection of IL 67 and 136, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and in Roseville, American Legion Hall, 7-9 p.m.
  • Feb. 2, Lewiston, Fulton County Extension office, 8 a.m.-noon
  • Feb. 12, Hennepin, Steel Workers Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 20, Petersburg, Wankel Pioneer Feed store, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Contact local Extension for more info, or Seibert at 309-694-7501, ext. 224; or dseibert@uiuc.edu.
-- Joe Roybal