Joe Sellers
ISU Extension beef program specialist

641-774-2016
sellers@iastate.edu

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As cold weather approaches, cattle producers start planning for winter and spring grazing, ration needs and heifer development in their beef cow herds. Iowa State University is offering a workshop addressing these needs on Nov. 18 at the McNay Research Farm southwest of Chariton.

The 2014 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference will be Nov. 25 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event is open to anyone interested in forage and grassland issues.

Farmers can learn about crops, grazing research and current beef research from Iowa State University at the annual fall field day of the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.

Grazing consultant Jim Gerrish will hold a series of five workshops across Iowa Aug. 18-22 in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Center.

The July 15 session of the 2014 Greenhorn Grazing series in Chariton offers timely information on electric fencing technology and pasture weed and brush management, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers.

Iowa Beef Center and its grazing partners will host numerous grazing events in 2014, ranging from courses for beginning to experienced graziers to a specific series of workshops around Iowa led by Jim Gerrish, grazing consultant from Idaho and former grazing specialist at the University of Missouri.

The annual “Update for Veterinarians” program by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center features a full day of education and demonstrations focused on beef cattle.The event is May 21 at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
 

Beef management update sessions will be May 20 and May 21 in southern Iowa. Beef producers will learn about fescue management and comparing fall versus spring calving from Dr. Ken Coffey, University of Arkansas, and Joe Sellers, extension beef specialist with Iowa State University.

Concern over health issues in cattle that consume ergot-contaminated grain motivated Iowa Beef Center staff at Iowa State University to investigate potential issues around ergot contamination. They share what they have found.

Those interested in what’s happening in the area of beef nutrition research at Iowa State University should register by Sept. 25 for the “Beef Nutrition Research Showcase” set for Oct. 3.