Patrick Wall
Extension Beef Specialist

515-450-7665
patwall@iastate.edu

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The second session in a new three-part series for young and beginning graziers in southern Iowa is set for Aug. 6. The event will feature a pasture walk and discussion format on a local farm.

A four-day bus trip to southwest Iowa and north central Nebraska next month will offer Iowa beef producers the opportunity to tour innovative beef operations and visit with successful producers and researchers.

 

Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.

Seven February meetings are scheduled across the predominant cow-calf sector of Iowa to address the complexity of semen and bull selection.

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to Iowa’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years; now that information is provided at no charge thanks to a cooperative effort with KIIC Radio.

The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

A three-location tour in southeast Iowa will provide a look at expansion options for innovative beef cattle facilities.

Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State and Merck Animal Health are sponsoring an Aug. 12 clinic led by Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a consulting feedyard veterinarian from Nebraska, at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.

The Iowa Beef Center has posted four new videos on a new webpage devoted to genetic selection topics, including expected progeny differences.

ISU Extension and Outreach is offering two meetings for producers wanting to learn more about genomic-enhanced EPDs, how to implement $Value Indexes into selection methods, and estrus synchronization program options.