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[January 09, 2009]  URBANA -- Beef producers interested in learning more about controlling costs will have that opportunity Feb. 5 at the 2009 Northern Illinois Beef Cattle Seminar, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, at the Black Hawk East auditorium south of Kewanee.

"Presentations will be made by U of I Extension personnel, industry representatives and an expert on renewable fuels," said Alan Miller, U of I Extension beef specialist.

Topics include identifying the hidden costs of feeding cows; nutrient pricing and ration-balancing program; renewable fuels; identification and management of recessive gene traits in cattle; and meeting consumer demand with an Illinois-raised product. The event opens with registration at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at about 3 p.m. The auditorium is located near the junction of highways 78 and 34.

Registration is $18 per person and includes lunch. Registrations are due Feb. 1. To register, send name, address, number attending and check (made out to "University of Illinois") to the Henry-Stark Extension Unit, 26234 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434.

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[Text from file received from University of Illinois Extension]




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