Beef methane conference offered May 11-12

April 12, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — Beef producers, extension educators, veterinarians and others in the beef industry are encouraged to attend the 2016 Beef Methane Conference May 11-12 hosted by Nebraska Extension. The conference will be held at the Cornhusker Marriot Hotel, 333 S 13th St., Lincoln.

Attendees will learn the latest on beef cattle enteric methane production, why it is produced, the impact of its production on the beef industry and what it may mean for beef producers.

Experts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other universities across North America, in addition to producer representatives will speak on methane emissions from beef cattle which include topics such as separating the facts from fiction for livestock and climate change and producer views on climate issues for the beef industry and production of enteric methane. Topics will focus on reduction of enteric methane production, beef industry sustainability, the relation between methane production and performance and other air quality issues.

Registration begins at 2 p.m. on May 11 with a welcome beginning at 3 p.m. Preregistration is available at http://go.unl.edu/beefmethane. Registration fee is $50 if preregistered and due at time of registration. Cost for those who have not preregistered will be $75.

Supper will be provided on May 11 over a discussion of the North American beef industry and lunch will be provided on May 12. The meeting will adjourn by 5 p.m. on May 12.

For more information, contact Galen Erickson at phone (402) 472-6402; e-mail gerickson4@unl.edu or visit http://beef.unl.edu/livestock-and-the-environment for updates and schedule.


Galen Erickson
Nebraska Cattle Industry Professor of Animal Science
402-472-6402
gerickson4@unl.edu

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