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Beef Information Day Slated for Jan. 17

OKANOGAN, Wash. – The second annual Washington State University Okanogan County Extension Beef Information Day is slated for Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Okanogan Inn & Suites in Okanogan.

The purpose of the Beef Information Day is to provide research-based information to Central Washington livestock producers so that they may improve their economic status and quality of life while creating a quality product in a sustainable manner.

Topics and presenters include:

  • Mandatory country of origin labeling by WSU Extension Livestock Economist Shannon Neibergs;
  • Strategies for surviving difficult financial times by Tim Bodine, president of Performix Nutrition Systems;
  • Report on the first year of the BVD pilot project by JohnWenz, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Risk management planning by WSU Okanogan County Extension director, Norman Suverly;
  • The new herd health record book funded by the Beef Quality Assurance program by Dale Moore, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine; and
  • Local producers’ marketing strategies, a panel discussion.

Registration is $15 at the door and includes a BBQ beef lunch, refreshments and a copy of the 2009 Beef Management calendar. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. An RSVP to WSU Okanogan County Extension is appreciated to aid them in meal planning.

For more information, call the WSU Okanogan County Extension Office, 422-7245 or email

The 2009 Beef Information Day is sponsored by WSU Extension, Ag Technologies and Performix Nutrition Systems.


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