Agriculture is a game of ups and downs. A long-running joke in ag circles is that any time states pass laws banning gambling it means they’ll have to stop farming.
But, all jokes aside, leaders in the cattle feeding industry are looking to the future with optimism. That’s why, when over 100 members of the livestock industry gathered in Garden City on Thursday for a Roto-Mix sponsored feeding forum, the brightness of the future was a key topic.
“We at Roto-Mix are very, very optimistic about where the industry is heading,” said Roto-Mix President Mike Hilderbrand, who emceed the event. “While other industries are struggling, we’re expanding.”
Speakers at the event included Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company; Gaylen Erickson, Feedlot Extension Specialist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Derrell Peel, Livestock Marketing Economist at Oklahoma State University; several feedlot managers; and Temple Grandin, professor at Colorado State University.
At the Feeding Quality Forum in Omaha on Tuesday, Janet Riley, Senior V.P., public affairs, American Meat Institute, also spoke.
The lunch featured the Certified Angus Beef brand and honored David Bechtol, DVM, the 2013 Industry Achievement Award winner.
This week we’ll be at Ag Progress Days in University Park, Pa. The show starts tomorrow and lasts through Thursday.
If you want more information, here’s the Ag Progress Days website: http://agsci.psu.edu/apd
We’ll see you there!
Roto-Mix is sponsoring the 2013 Feeding Quality Forum, the Great Plains’ premier feeding seminar. The forum will take place Aug. 20 in Omaha, Neb.; and Aug. 22 in Garden City, Kan.
If you register before Aug. 2, you can get a discount on the registration fee! See the attached brochure for more information.