2010 may be history, but the issues in 2010 still linger -- environmental rules, high feed costs, legislative issues, restoration of exports and consumer demand. This is the focus of Feedlot Forum 2011 on January 25 at the Corporate Center in Sioux Center.
This year's meeting features both state and nationally recognized speakers. Two national speakers are Gregg Doud, chief economist for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and Kevin Good, market analyst for Cattle Fax. Doud will discuss important legislative issues impacting cattlemen such as the highly debated GIPSA rules and the challenges in re-establishing export markets. Good will present cattle market situation and outlook for both cattle and feed prices.
Duane Gangwish, executive director for the Iowa Cattlemen's Association, and Shawn Shouse, ISU Extension ag engineer program specialist, are no strangers to environmental issues. Both will visit about the issues faced by medium-sized feedlots. Beth Doran, ISU Extension beef program specialist, will provide an update on the tri-state air quality project.
Feedlot Forum also features 15 sponsors displaying the latest in cattle products and services, the annual meeting of the District 1 Cattlemen's Association and a $10 beef certificate for all participants.
Registration for the meeting is $20 per person and is due at the Sioux County Extension Office by Jan. 19. For more information, contact Beth Doran at 712-737-4230 or email@example.com.