West Central Iowa Beef Cattle Forum

Plan to Attend the First Annual West Central Iowa Beef Cattle Forum


Area cattlemen should plan to attend the first annual West Central Iowa Beef Cattle Forum to be held on January 23rd, 2013 at the American Legion Hall in Arcadia, Iowa.  The Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are working together to offer the educational program.  Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with introductions and speakers to begin at 9:00 AM.  There will be no cost to register and lunch will be provided.  Lunch will be served at approximately 12:15 PM and the meeting should conclude at approximately 3:30 PM.   


The target audience includes anyone involved in the beef industry including cow/calf and feedlot producers.  There will be a variety of topics discussed including economic outlook, bovine nutrition, confinement feeding of beef cows, and environmental issues. Stephen Pollard, EPA CAFO Compliance and Enforcement Coordinatorwill be present to discuss surveillance and regulatory issues.  Dan Loy, Director of the Iowa Beef Center will be present to discuss protein supplementation and corn stalk treatment.  Other highlights will include an economic outlook from Shane Ellis, Farm Management Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and a discussion regarding the confinement feeding of beef cows.  There will also be numerous sponsors from the animal health industry available to inform producers about their products and services and Matt Deppe, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association CEO will provide an ICA update. 


We kindly request that you RSVP by January 17th by contacting Chris Clark, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Field Specialist, at 636-432-9437 or by email at caclark@iastate.eduor by contacting the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association at 1-800-888-1730.  More information can also be obtained from the Iowa Beef Center website, county extension offices, or from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. 

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