Dixon Springs Beef Field Day focuses on costs, water, herd health

DIXON SPRINGS, Ill. – Cattle producers can learn the latest practices for controlling costs, managing water, and improving herd health at the Beef Field Day at University of Illinois' Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. 

The field day begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 2 at the center near Simpson. Register by July 28 by calling 618-695-2441 or emailing Teresa Steckler, Illinois Extension beef educator, at tsteckle@illinois.edu. Include all participants' names, address, county, phone number, and number attending when registering. If dietary or disability accommodation is needed, participants should indicate when registering.

The field day is sponsored by Illinois Extension and U of I Department of Animal Sciences. Presentation include:

  • Controlling costs in a beef cow/calf enterprise by Travis Meteer, Illinois Extension beef educator
  • Water as a management tool by Jay Solomon, Illinois Extension natural resources, environment, and energy educator
  • Overcoming herd health challenges by Teresa Steckler, Illinois Extension beef educator
  • Research Updates by Dan Shike, U of I animal sciences professor

The program is free, and a complimentary dinner will be provided by the Shawnee Beef Association. 

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SOURCE: Teresa L. Steckler, Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator, 618-695-4917.
WRITER: Sadie Drayer, Dept. of Animal Sciences Paraprofessional