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[January 22, 2009]  URBANA -- Beef cattle producers will have the opportunity to attend an Area Beef Cattle Seminar, as three are scheduled for this month, said Dave Seibert, a University of Illinois Extension animal systems educator.

The seminars are scheduled for Jan. 27 in Onarga, at the Ford-Iroquois Extension Office; on Jan. 28 in Paris, at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds; and on Jan. 29 in Carrollton, at the Greene County Extension office. All of the seminars will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Emphasis during the seminars will be placed on the feeding of corn co-products and producing a quality beef product.  Speakers will be specialists from University of Illinois Extension, Purdue University, Illinois State University and industry representatives.

Co-sponsors of the seminar are University of Illinois Extension, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, the Illinois Beef Association and the local Cattlemen's Associations.

Registration fees for all locations are $15, with late and at-door costing $20. 

The deadline for registration for all three locations is Jan. 21 and can be made with the following contacts: Onarga location -- Karen Moore, county director at the Ford-Iroquois Extension office, 815-268-4051; Paris location -- Lisa Ellis, county director at the Edgar Extension office, 217-465-8585; and the Carrollton location -- Rick Keim, county director at the Greene Extension office, 217-942-6996.

For additional information on all the programs, contact Seibert at the East Peoria Extension Center, 309-694-7501, ext. 224;

[Text from file received from University of Illinois Extension]


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