The future of Midwest cattle feeding will be discussed at the 2011 Cattle Feeders Day on Feb. 16 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau in Sycamore, IL.

This seminar, sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), the Illinois Beef Association (IBA), and the University of Illinois (U of I) Extension, will highlight new cattle feeding strategies, feedstuff availability in the future, and new research on feedlot feed efficiency.

“We want to help cattle producers develop strategies that will allow them to feed cattle competitively in the future,” said Dan Faulkner, University of Illinois Extension beef specialist and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences.

The seminar will run from 9:45 a.m to 3 p.m. and will host a variety of industry leaders. The speakers include:

  • Mike Baroni, ADM Vice President of Economic Policy; Cattle Feeding and the New Vision of Agriculture
  • Mike Cecava, ADM Research Division; Update on Coproducts and Ag Residues
  • Maralee Johnson, IBA; Association Update
  • Dan Loy, Iowa State University; Feeding Strategies for Coping with High Commodity Prices
  • Galen Ericson, University of Nebraska; Corn Replacement Feed – Coproducts and Ag Residues
  • Dan Faulkner, U of I; Beef Cattle Feed Efficiency – Genetic Selection and Feed Management

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required and there is no fee to attend. For more information, contact Dan Faulkner at 217-333-1781, Mike Cecava at 217-451-6817, or Maralee Johnson at 217-787-4280. A complimentary lunch will be prepared by the DeKalb-Kane Cattlemen’s Association.