Extension Cattle Feeders Workshop Series

Contact: Bill Halfman, Extension Beef Outreach Specialist
Email: william.halfman@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-327-9855
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Division of Extension Cattle Feeders Workshop Series Slated for Four Locations February 13th through 15th

(scroll to the date, location section for registration (RSVP) instructions.

(Wisconsin) Changes to antibiotic use and availability, updates on implant use, market outlooks for the coming year and how stockmanship and handling facilities can impact animal performance will be presented to help cattle feeders be better prepared for the upcoming year.

Presenters and topics are as follows:

  • Overview of the coming rule changes for purchasing antibiotics and how a valid veterinary client patient relationship (VCPR) can reduce problems with those changes, presented by UW Madison Extension Livestock Educators Sandy Stuttgen, Amanda Cauffman, or Carolyn Ihde (depending on location).
  • Update on implant labels and management, Dr. Dan Thomson, Iowa State University, via recorded presentation.
  • 2023 market outlook for livestock and grains, Dr. Brenda Boetel, UW- Madison Extension Livestock and Grain Market Specialist.
  • Stockmanship and handling facilities considerations presented by Bill Halfman, UW Madison Extension Beef Outreach Specialist.
  • Participants will receive a copy of the BQA Feedlot Self-Assessment Guide for identifying strengths and areas for improvement on their operations.
  • The Annual UW Extension Cattle Feeders Workshop contains information for beef and dairy cattle feeders/finishers, and related allied industries.  Attending the workshop will also earn people who are BQA certified one continuing ed credit towards their next re-certification.

Following are the dates, locations, and county extension offices for registering for each location. RSVP is required by February 6. We may cancel due to low enrollment, calling those who have registered. Please contact the host county Extension Office for that specific location for more information.

  • February 13th
    • Stratford, 5:30 p.m. registration, Country Aire, 118600 Co Rd P. You may purchase your meal from the menu. Program begins at 6.30 pm. RSVP by February 6 by calling Taylor County UW Extension, 715-748-3327, ext. 3
  • February 14th
    • Bonduel, 9:30 a.m. registration, program begins at 10:00 a.m. Equity Livestock Sale Barn, 455 N. Cecil St RSVP by February 6 by calling Taylor County UW Extension, 715-748-3327 ext. 3
  • February 15th
    • Monroe, 1:45 p.m. registration, program begins at 2:00 p.m. Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Monroe. RSVP by February 6 by calling Green County UW Extension, 608-328-9440
    • Lancaster, 6:00 p.m. registration, program begins at 6:30 p.m. Grant County Youth and Ag Center, 916 East Elm St. Lancaster. RSVP by February 6 by calling Grant County UW Extension, 608-723-2125