New Programming for Iowa and Nebraska Feedlots

Name: Beth Ellen Doran, Beef Program Specialist, Northwest

Fiscal Year Submitted:
2010

POW Title and Number:
140 - Iowa Beef Center

Title of Success Story:
New Programming for Iowa and Nebraska Feedlots

Problem Statement:
The beef industry seems to be in a constant state of flux.  People external to ag are questioning the use of antibiotics in livestock production.  Renderers are no longer accepting carcasses from animals older than 30 months.  Animal handling is being scrutinized by animal welfare groups.  Environmentalists are looking more closely at air quality, proposing cap and trade legislation and expect that high water quality standards be met.

Programmatic Response: 
Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska Extension Services joined forces to offer a series of Beef Feedlot Roundtables to address these issues.  The program in Iowa was a webcast downlinked on February 9 at the Sioux County Extension Office.  The cooperative effort between the two states was excellent. 

Despite twelve pre-registrations, attendees numbered seven producers from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota who attended.  Attendance was hampered by a prior Feedlot Meeting in NW Iowa and inclement weather.

Outcome Statement: 

Participants were asked to complete a short evaluation of the webcast program.  The results indicated the following:

 

2010

140 - Iowa Beef Center

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