Feed Lot

AUG 2017

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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4 FEED•LOT  August 2017 1-800-536-8438 "We can customize a system to meet your needs." ❖ Platform Scales (10 sizes/self-contained) ❖ Single Animal Weigh Cage (self-contained) ❖ Single Animal Scales (under squeeze chutes) ❖ Portable Calf Scales (3 designs for various weights) ❖ Hay Processor Scales Those are just a few of the com- ments from last year's Feeding Quality Forum evaluations. FEED• LOT magazine is proud to sponsor the event, along with Zoetis, Certi- fied Angus Beef, Micronutrients and Roto-Mix. And this year we welcome IMI Global to the team. In 2007, a group of forward thinkers developed the Feeding Quality Forum -- a one-day meeting focusing on topics specific for cat- tle feeders. Today that goal still rings true. This year's event will be August 29 in LaVista (Omaha), Nebraska, and August 31 in Garden City, Kansas. The Feeding Quality Forum kicks off with Dan Basse of AgResource Company. Dan offers a global per- spective to ag markets and de- mand. His topic and speaki n g s t y l e w i l l g r a b y o u f r o m t h e beginning. Dan is continually one of the highest rated speakers we have and we are delighted he is joining us again in 2017. The meeting then turns to val- ue-added programs with Doug Stanton of IMI Global, who will dis- cuss what opportunities are avail- able and how to take advantage of these markets. Next up is a discussion on price discovery with Ed Greiman of Su- perior Livestock Auction. Ed is heavily involved with the Fed Cat- tle Exchange. At lunch, the focus shifts to hon- oring an individual who has made significant contributions to the cat- tle feeding industry. Lee Borck, president of Innovative Livestock Services will be presented with the Industry Achievement Award. Lunch also provides a great net- working opportunity to visit with fellow cattle feeders while enjoy- ing a Certified Angus Beef meal. The afternoon agenda features the topic of genetic value differ- ences of feeder cattle. Justin Sex- ten with Certified Angus Beef will present this topic. The meeting wraps up with Richard Zinn of Uni- versity of California-Davis relating feed intake to cattle performance. Seating is limited, so those inter- ested are encouraged to register soon. Prior to August 13, registra- tion is $50 per person, which in- cludes lunch. Late registration is $75 as space allows. Online registration is available at www.feedingquality- forum.com. If signing up online isn't your thing, give Marilyn Conley a call at 800-225-2333. She can take your registration over the phone. It's not easy to walk away from the office for a day. But the value of the Feeding Quality Forum is worth a trip to La Vista, Nebraska, or Garden City, Kansas. Plus you'll get a great meal to boot! Join us. FL Feeding Quality Forum offers discussion on hot topics, networking opportunities "Excellent speaker line up at this forum." "I've come every single year, and will be back." "This is my favorite meeting by far." "I always look forward to this meeting every year. I never leave without learning something." EDITOR'S DESK By JILL J. DUNKEL

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