Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day slated for Jan. 27

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The annual Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center.
 
Featured speakers will include Ty Lawrence, of West Texas A&M University, Lou Moore, retired Penn State agricultural economist, and Jonathan Campbell, Penn State Extension meat specialist.
 
Lawrence, who is the director of the Beef Carcass Research Center at his university, will discuss the risks and benefits of different marketing programs and will make producers aware of factors beyond their own operations that affect their bottom line.
 
"Lawrence collaborates with many other universities and animal-agriculture businesses in research activities that focus on improving the yield and quality of red-meat products," said Cheryl Fairbairn, Penn State Extension animal science educator based in Chester County, who is coordinating the event.
 
Moore will give his economic forecast for the coming year, and Campbell will discuss the use of labels on direct-marketed beef products.
 
The meeting is open to anyone in the cattle industry or anyone who is interested in feeding cattle, according to Fairbairn. Coffee and donuts will be available in the morning followed by lunch. A trade show also will give producers a chance to visit with suppliers pertinent to their industry.
 
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:15 a.m. The registration fee for the Lancaster Cattle Feeders Day is $15, which covers the cost of the program and lunch. Interested persons can register for the event either online  or by sending a check payable to PSCE Program Fund to Penn State Extension-Lancaster, 1383 Arcadia Road, Room 140, Lancaster, PA 17601-3184.
 
For more information or to receive a brochure outlining the day's events, contact Fairbairn at 610-696-3500 or by email at caf2@psu.edu.

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Last Updated January 19, 2015