Short course teaches cattle feeders ways to manage risk


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The 2012 Great Lakes Professional Cattle Feeding and Marketing Short Course will be held Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at the Wood County Junior Fair Building in Bowling Green Ohio.

This short course is a joint effort of Ohio State University Extension, Michigan State University, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture to enhance the cattle industry in the eastern Corn Belt.

The purpose of this short course is to provide information that will assist managers in overall efficiency and how to plan for the future.

The first session will discuss farm and feedlot management strategies to enhance farm profitability. The second session will address the future trends in the industry and what we can do to prepare for them.


Registration and refreshments will be provided beginning at 6 p.m. each evening. Participants may enroll by sending a check made payable to Michigan State University ($35 for first person and $25 for each additional family/farm member; FFA/4-H students can register for $15 each) and mailed to Faye Watson, Dept. Animal Science, Michigan State Univ., 1290 Anthony Hall, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1225.

Mail before Jan. 20, 2012. If not mailed by Jan. 20, contact Steve Boyles (, 614-292-7669) or Dan Frobose (419-354-6916) if you want to attend the program or if you have any questions about the program.


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