Orr beef field day set for Sept. 5

Posted: Aug. 25, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Aug. 25, 2018 11:37 pm

BAYLIS, Ill. -- The annual Orr Beef Research Center Field Day will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the John Wood Ag Center near Baylis.

Speakers from the University of Illinois will lead discussions targeting research, current topics and situations producers face on-farm.

Topics will include research evaluating the influence of dried distillers grains with solubles on bull development and reproductive traits, stretching a short hay supply and current and future research projects at the center.

During a tour, producers will be able to view the center's facilities, cattle and pastures along with updated dry-lot pens and pasture renovation projects.

A meal will be provided to those who take part in the discussions and tour.

The event is free and open to the public.

More information is available by contacting Travis Meteer at 217-236-4961 or and online at