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2023 Dixon Springs Beef Day

Sign at Dixon Springs Ag Center displaying the U.S. Forest Service and University of Illinois branding

Dixon Springs Ag Center to Host Beef Day

Illinois Extension and the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences are pleased to announce the annual Beef Field Day at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center will be on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. The program will feature Dr. Nevil Speer from Turkey Track Consulting discussing how global and domestic cattle markets impact Illinois producers’ bottom line.

Other topics to be presented this year include hay storage methods, an update on the ongoing research at DSAC, an introduction to the I-Belief program participants, and discussion on alternative forages/stretching hay supply.

Presenters include:

·      Dr. Nevil Speer, Turkey Track Consulting

·      Dr. Teresa Steckler, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist

·      Travis Meteer, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist

·      Dr. Josh McCann, Department of Animal Sciences, and the I-Belief Interns

·      Dr. Dan Shike, Department of Animal Sciences

The program will start promptly at 5:15 p.m. and will conclude with a prepared by the Shawnee Beef Association. There is no charge to attend the Beef Field Day; dinners will cost  $10 per person and for an accurate food count please pre-register by Monday, July 24.

To register or for more information call 618-695-2441 or email Teresa Steckler at with your name, address, county, phone number, and number attending. If dietary or disability accommodations are needed, please note these concerns when registering.