Beth Doran
Extension Beef specialist

712-737-4230
doranb@iastate.edu

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National cattle behavior specialist Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker at the Cattle Stewardship Conference June 8 at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds, Spirit Lake.

The first national hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill will be held on the Kansas State University campus Feb. 23, with a live webinar connection in Orange City hosted by extension livestock specialists serving Sioux County.

The 2017 Feedlot Forum will help producers learn more about the decisions they need to make regarding issues that affect their business, including the Veterinary Feed Directive, feedlot assessments, market volatility and market prices. The event is set for Jan. 17 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center and includes a trade show.

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving the return from their enterprise are invited to a strategy-focused workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 14. It's the first in a statewide series offered through Iowa Beef Center and ISU Extension and Outreach, and will include a variety of topics that relate to feeding and marketing.
 

Beef producers in northwest Iowa who haven’t yet completed a feedlot assessment are invited to learn about the process at one of two remaining field days offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in July. The events are free and offer BQA certification.

Northwest Iowa beef producers are invited to learn about the feedlot assessment process at one of four field days offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this summer.

The Feedlot Forum 2016 features a few of the latest pressures feedlot producers are facing.

Feedlot Forum 2015 on Jan. 22 in Sioux Center will feature presentations on changes affecting northwest Iowa feedlot producers and includes a trade show displaying new products and services in animal health, cattle nutrition, manure management, beef facilities and livestock equipment.
 

Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a meeting in Sheldon, Ia. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 about how to improve lamb carcass quality, resulting in better returns for the producer.

A workshop featuring the newly updated version of the Feedlot Monitoring Program software will be Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Sac County.