A four-part beef management discussion series has been scheduled for Iowa State University’s McNay Research and Demonstration Farm southwest of Chariton. The session dates are June 18, July 16, Aug. 26 and Sept. 10.
Golf registrations are coming in for the 2013 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, and Iowa State University animal science professor John Mabry reminded people of this year’s earlier date.
A 1 p.m. pasture walk featuring cows grazing a cover crop of rye and hairy vetch, grass finishing, and an introduction to a new bird friendly marketing opportunity will be Wednesday, May 22 at the Dan Specht farm near Marquette.
With the advent of county fair swine shows in Iowa just a few weeks from now, there are specific steps that exhibitors and fair attendees can follow to decrease health risks for animals and people at these events.
The 2012 drought and subsequent low quality hay supplies for winter feeding mean cows don’t have normal liver stores of vitamin A, and without supplementation cows will potentially be deficient in vitamin A. That can lead to a variety of calf health problems.
Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus® 2.0 program, which will be launched at the World Pork Expo in June.
The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will conduct a bull selection clinic prior to the bull sale held by Iowa Cattlemen’s Association at the Tama Livestock Auction, Tama on Friday, May 3. The two-hour clinic is scheduled so attendees can go to the bull sale immediately following the session and use the information from the clinic.
A new spreadsheet that can help pork producers and seedstock suppliers make better decisions is now available from the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
The 20th annual “Update for Veterinarians” program by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center features a full day of education focused on beef cattle and will be held May 15 at the Iowa State McNay Research Farm near Chariton.