Iowa Beef Center Seeks Input from Cow-Calf Producers

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa cow-calf producers may soon be receiving a survey in the mail from the Iowa Beef Center. As part of its ongoing commitment to providing accurate and timely information to the state’s beef industry, IBC is asking the cow-calf segment for opinions on a variety of topics, according to director Dan Loy.

“Growth opportunities and challenges exist in cattle production, and we want to identify both of those so we can assist in profitable, sustainable growth of the industry,” he said. “To do so, we need help from Iowa cow-calf producers and that’s why we developed this survey.”

Participation is entirely voluntary and all responses will be kept in strict confidence, Loy said. Individuals who will analyze the responses will not have access to any identification of survey participants.

“We place a high value on the input of producers because their first-hand knowledge and need for information will drive future research, education, and extension and outreach programming from IBC,” he said. “This in turn will assist us in meeting future needs of Iowa beef producers as well.”

The survey was mailed Feb. 7, so producers in the selected group should start to receive the mailing soon. A postage-paid envelope is included for convenience, and Loy said anyone with questions should contact him at 515-294-1058.