Sherry Hoyer
Iowa Beef Center | Iowa Pork Industry Center

515-294-4496
shoyer@iastate.edu 

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The 2016 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop is Sept. 7-8 in Des Moines. Register by Aug. 8 to get the early registration discount. The workshop is designed for cow-calf producers, bovine veterinarians, industry representatives, students and extension personnel.

Pasture walks at the Iowa State University beef teaching farm and sheep teaching farm scheduled for July offer a great opportunity to learn about the farms' animals, facilities and research.

The Aug. 2 field day at the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm near Chariton will focus on grazing opportunities and issues, including sericea infestation, fescue pasture renovation and on-farm cereal rye research.

Beef cattle producers, feedlot operators, veterinarians and others who want to increase their knowledge are invited to attend a two-day Master Hoof Care school offered by Iowa State University on Aug. 23-24 at Amana Farms.

A new beginning farmer program in south central Iowa will help young farmers understand how to assess, manage and modify their financial situations to best fit their needs. The initial session is set for Aug. 4 beginning at the ISU Extension and Outreach Marion County Office at 5:30 p.m.

Managing timbered pastures is a challenge as landowners and tenants must balance forage production and lumber production. Attend a July 12 field day near Fayette to see how one landowner and tenant are working together to make the best of both opportunities.
 

Dewell says this early heat event is a good opportunity to make sure that producer mitigation strategies will be functional for the rest of the summer.

The publication, "Growth Promotant Implants for Cattle," guides beef producers as they tailor implant strategies to meet their operation’s specific needs.

A weed and brush management field day June 22 will look at crops following cover crops and the latest on handling area weed pressures.

A June 21 weed and brush field day will focus on control of  Sericea Lespedeza, a prevalent weed in southern Iowa that is becoming a bigger issue for producers.