Popular Heifer Development Series adds Southwest Iowa Location

LENOX, Iowa — Providers of a popular series of workshops on assisting cattle producers with heifer development have added a southwest Iowa location. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef specialist Clint McDonald said producers and private business representatives recognize the need for the type of information presented in these workshops and worked to arrange a location near Lenox in early March.

“The session focuses on currently available technologies and management to increase productivity and longevity of heifers and includes topics ranging from health protocols to ration recommendations,” he said. “Drs Heidsieck and Hensley from the Tri-County Veterinary Clinic of Lenox and Clearfield will be conducting on site ultra-sound evaluations of fall bred heifers to demonstrate the advantages of early pregnancy detection.”

This session will be held at the Mike Standley farm north of Lenox on March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and preregistration is requested to ensure adequate meal and materials count. For more information, contact McDonald at 712-355-1034 or Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270. Preregister by calling ISU Extension and Outreach - Harrison County at 712-644-2105.

A list of series and site specific sponsors is on the Iowa Beef Center website.


From Casey’s in Lenox, go 2 miles east to Vail Avenue. Turn left (north) for 1 mile. At Adams-Taylor Street, turn right (east) and go to the second place on the left (north). Look for the ISU Extension and Outreach signs.