Roundtable to Bring in Speakers and Panel on Feedlot Issues

Cattle at UNL Panhandle Research Feedlot. Photo by Chabella Guzman

The 2024 Feedlot Roundtables will be going on next week in Nebraska. The roundtables will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport. 

The roundtables will feature programs and new technologies in cattle feeding, a 2024 market outlook, severe weather responses, the 2022 National Beef Quality Audit results, feedlot workforce development, and exploring options for hiring feedlot employees on visas, with speakers from UNL Extension, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Nebraska Cattlemen affiliates.

“These are topics we have heard from our producers that they want to know more about. In Bridgeport, we’ll have Danny Reynaga, an attorney (managing attorney Legal Aid of Nebraska), discussing visas and hiring feedlot employees,” said Pablo Loza, Nebraska Extension feedlot management and nutrition specialist.

The roundtable in Bridgeport will also include Lance Darnall (CEO) and Shalane Bright (HR) from Darnall Ranch, who will be on the Feedlot workforce development “Exploring visa options for hiring feedlot employees” panel.

The 2024 Feedlot Roundtable will be from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport. The cost is $30, and registration is at https://go.unl.edu/2024roundtable