June 2, 2015
You’re Invited to the Indiana Indoor Cattle Finishing Meeting!
The Indiana Indoor Cattle finishing meeting will be held near Thorntown IN on June 10 from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM.
There are only 75 seats available and the meeting is filling up quickly!
What you’ll discover . . . The meeting provides an opportunity to tour a new “state of the industry” indoor cattle feeding facility and to connect with industry experts including producers like you who have successfully made the move to indoor cattle finishing.
In addition you’ll hear from several cattle feeding experts like Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo Professor of Animal Science at University of Minnesota.
Alfredo has been conducting research for about 10 years to quantify the nutrient content of the manure from cattle finishing operations and has now developed formulas to “monetize” or assign an accurate “NET” dollar value to the fertilizer value of manure considering the true costs of manure storage systems including manure pit under roof bedpack under roof and open lot. This “net value” data that he has developed also include consideration for the true costs of manure handling as well as field application.
What this means to producers like you is an improved ability to assess the value of building design options for manure storage systems.
If you attend you’ll also hear from Dr. Ron Lemanager also a Professor of Animal Science at Purdue. He will talk about indoor cattle feeding facilities and how producers are improving beef quality and profit potential through the best practices outline in the Beef Quality Assurance producer training programs.
A third speaker Sam Odom will be talking about facility design options that you may find interesting . . . Giving examples of typical layouts features producers like you are considering and costs of the various building solutions.
After the speakers there will be a producer panel discussion featuring two indoor cattle feeders and a third producer who happens to be the livestock liaison with the Indiana Soybean alliance.
So you’ll get connected to a group of very knowledgeable people and have plenty of time to ask all your questions. After lunch there will be a cattle barn tour at the meeting location.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in attending sign up now!