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MINONG, WI

Predator management issues will be the topic of discussion at this year's regional cow-calf meeting.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Minong Center in Minong, WI, located in northern Washburn County. The Center is located on Highway 77 juest east of Highway 53.

Topics of discussion include: update on the beef industry, Brenda Boetel, Extension Economist, UW-River Falls; composting animal carcasses, Adam Hady, UW-Extension; black bear and wolf management in WI, David MacFarland, DNR; black bear and wolf damage management programs, Brad Koele, DNR; integrated predator damage management in WI, Dave Ruid, USDA-WS; the use of livestock guard dogs for cattle, Mike Marlow, USDA-WS.

The event will conclude with predator abatement techniques and a pasture walk at the Larry and Deb Radzak beef farm at Chittamo, on County Trunk G. Signs will be posted.

The event is sponsored by UW-Extension, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services, Wis DNR and the NW Wis Graziers Network.

Registrations are due by May 18. Cost of the program is $12 for the meal. For registration or information, contact Otto Wiegand at UWEX-Spooner, 800-528-1914 or 715-635-3506, or David Ruid, USDA-APHIS, 715-369-5221, ext 13.

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