Attend May Beef Management Workshops for Cattle Producers

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Beef producers learn updates to cow-calf management systems.
By: Joe Sellers and Patrick Wall, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.

The workshops will focus on beef cow replacement, cow-calf drylot production, and fescue grazing facts and myths, according to ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist Joe Sellers. The two evening workshops will run from 6:30–9 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant and Winterset.

  • May 19 – Pizza Ranch, 708 North Grand Ave., Mount Pleasant
  • May 20 – Pizza Ranch, 1009 North 1st Ave., Winterset

“University of Nebraska beef cow specialist Rick Rasby will provide an update on research they are doing feeding cow-calf pairs in drylot environments during traditional spring, summer or fall grazing seasons,” said Sellers. “This is an opportunity for cattle producers to ask questions about lactating beef cow rations of forages, crop residues and grains used as feed during calving time.”

Beef management workshop topics

  • Beef Cow Replacement Strategies –Rick Rasby, beef cow specialist, University of Nebraska Extension, Lincoln
  • Tall Fescue Facts and Myths – Joe Sellers, beef specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames
  • Update on University of Nebraska Beef Cow-Calf Drylot Production Research – Rick Rasby

Dinner buffet is available with payment upon arrival; there is no additional fee for the workshop. Registration begins at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270, sellers@iastate.edu or Patrick Wall at 515-450-7665, patwall@iastate.edu.

The workshops are sponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center.

 

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