August 21, 2014
Dark clouds and heavy rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for new information about the fertilizer value of manure!
Want to get a handle on how much the manure from your feedlot is really worth?
It's not too late to make plans to attend the 2014 University of Minnesota Fertilizer Value of Manure Field Days!
Day two of the 2014 University of Minnesota Fertilizer Value of Manure Field Days dawned with thunderstorms and heavy rain. But that didn't inhibit the attendance or limit the enthusiasm for new information about the fertilizer value of manure shared in these important meetings.
Yesterday another 50+ producers in central Iowa attended a meeting near Albia IA where they were given new information about the fertilizer value of manure associated with the three most common types of storage systems used in beef cattle feeding operations today – open lot bed pack and slats over pit manure storage.
A very informative tour of a brand-new Summit Livestock Facilities beef barn from producer Bob Henderson was included.
In addition a brief industry update from an Iowa Cattlemen's Association representative. Then they were treated to field demonstrations of some of the latest high-performance and precision manure spreading equipment.
It is still not too late to sign up for the Illinois South Dakota and Minnesota meetings.
If you attend you’ll see demonstrations of various manure application equipment and have the opportunity to visit with representatives of companies that manufacture manure spreaders and related equipment and supplies.
You will also have an opportunity to talk to representatives of Summit Livestock Facilities who design and construct these indoor cattle feeding operations to meet the very specific needs of beef producers like you.
Upcoming dates and locations:
The information to be presented at these meetings includes the findings of extensive research that is been conducted for many years on many different kinds of feedlot operations by the University of Minnesota's Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo Animal Science Professor at Univ. of Minn.
In addition you'll hear from experts on the U. of M. Beef Team including
Nicole Kenney-Rambo Feedlot Extension Educator at Univ. of Minn.
Alfredo DiCostanzo Animal Science Professor at Univ. of Minn.
The cost of attending is $25. This includes the information you will be provided after the meeting and lunch.
Click here to register for the meeting near you (also taking registrations at each event).