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Pharmaceuticals the topic of UW gathering

High Plains Nutrition and Management Roundtable Sept. 10 at Lingle, Wyoming, theme is “Pharmaceutical Use in a Changing Regulatory, Economic, and Social Environment.”

The 2015 High Plains Nutrition & Management Roundtable will be hosted Sept. 10 at the University of Wyoming Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.

The theme for the Roundtable is “Pharmaceutical Use in a Changing Regulatory, Economic, and Social Environment.”

Keynote speaker Tony Bryant, JBS Five Rivers, will discuss “Current Issues and Opportunities in Feedlot Nutrition.”

The High Plains Nutrition & Management Roundtable is an annual meeting hosted by the local chapter of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), which comprises beef industry professionals from Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado who share a common interest in improving the beef industry through improved nutrition and management practices.

Each year, the meeting is hosted in the tri-state area by faculty from Colorado State University (CSU), University of Wyoming (UW) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), along with industry professionals who want to share emerging technologies, peer-reviewed research, and ideas. The goal is to maintain an open dialogue between the academic, industry (or private sector), and producer segments who are in pursuit of making better beef for consumers.

To register for the High Plains Nutrition and Management Roundtable, go to, click on the meeting info button at top of page, then click on “2015 meeting registration” link for a registration form that can be filled out and mailed. Registration is $40 for preregistrations received by Sept. 1 and $50 per person at the door.

Questions: Call Steve Paisley, UW Beef Extension Specialist (307-837-2000) or Matt Luebbe, UNL Feedlot Management Specialist (308-632-1397).

ARPAS provides certification of animal scientists through examination, continuing education, and commitment to a code of ethics. Continual improvement of individual members is catalyzed through publications (including the PAS journal) and by providing information on educational opportunities.

The roundtable will meet at the Sustainable Research and Extension Center two miles West of Lingle, Wyo., on State Hwy 157. The physical address is 2753 State Highway 157, Lingle.

Driving directions: From Lingle, turn South at Ty’s Pit Stop gas station, and cross the railroad tracks heading south. Drive 200 yards, turn right (west) on State Hwy 157, and drive 2 miles. The station sits just west of the North Platte River on the south side of the highway.

Speakers and topics include:

· Drs. Bret Hess and Scott Lake, UW: “Eastern Wyoming Beef Cattle Research Update” and tour of UW Sustainable Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

· Dr. Ashley Stokes, CSU: “Shipping Stress and the Value of Preconditioning”

· Dr. Mike Day, UW: “Department of Animal Science Update”

· Dr. Galen Erickson, UNL: “Beta-agonists in Feedlot Diets”

· Dr. Noelle Noyes, CSU: “Antibiotic Resistance in Beef Cattle—State of the Research”

· Henry Hilscher, UNL: 2014 Poster Winner, “Effect of Aggressive Implant Protocols on Calf-Fed Steers”

–University of Nebraska Extension