Beef Selection and Reproduction Management Seminar scheduled for late January
two bulls in an outdoor pasture
January 17, 2019

URBANA, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension has announced it will hold its annual Beef Selection and Reproduction Management Seminar on Jan. 29 at the American Legion in Lincoln. The meeting will start at 5:15 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m.

The program will include experts sharing practical knowledge on a range of topics.

  • Travis Meteer, Beef Extension Educator: selection and development of replacement heifers and the Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale
  • Teresa Steckler, Beef Extension Educator: successful synchronization programs
  • Doug Parrett, Department of Animal Sciences at U of I: incorporating EPDs into bull selection and future use of EPDs in selection
  • Justin Adcock, Boehringer Ingelheim: extending parasite control in the cattle herd
  • Shandy Bertilino, VitaFerm: advantages of a breeding-season focused mineral program
  • Barney Gehl, Zoetis: genetic testing opportunities for advancing selection of desired traits
  • Kevin Devore, ABS: future trends in the beef industry

“The program covers important information that producers can directly implement and turn into dollars in their pocket,” Meteer says. “Come join fellow cattlemen in Lincoln and equip yourself with the knowledge and management strategies to increase profits.”

Pre-registration is suggested; the cost of the meeting is $10, payable at the door. Please RSVP to Travis Meteer by calling 217-430-7030 or email by Jan. 25, 2019.  Meeting details are available at

A meeting flyer is available at