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Second Greenhorn Grazing Session Features Fencing, Brush Management
(Posted on 7/3/2014)
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.
Extension Brings Help as Flooding Gives Cattle Producers New Set of Challenges
(Posted on 6/27/2014)
ISU Extension and Outreach offers cattle producers information and resources to deal with flooding as it relates to the health and safety of livestock and the health and safety of homes and families.
Get Ready to Market Cattle
(Posted on 6/26/2014)
To help feedlot producers learn about and adapt to changes in packer requirements, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are co-hosting “Beef Quality Assurance Certification and Assuring Cattle Care” meetings in northwest Iowa.
Iowa Beef Center Offers Grazing Events
(Posted on 5/29/2014)
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.
Northwest Iowa Workshops Feature New Feedlot Software
(Posted on 5/22/2014)
Cattle producers and agribusiness staff are invited to workshops June 10 featuring the newly updated version of the Feedlot Monitoring Program software. The workshops are at the Sioux County Extension and Outreach office in Orange City.
New Genetic Selection Videos on Iowa Beef Center Website
(Posted on 5/22/2014)
The Iowa Beef Center has posted four new videos on a new webpage devoted to genetic selection topics, including expected progeny differences.
International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium Is July 16-18
(Posted on 5/5/2014)
Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18, 2014. The symposium will bring together beef producers, processors, retailers and others to discuss, debate and learn more about specific welfare issues encompassing all angles of the beef supply chain.
Heifer Development Resources from Iowa Beef Center Available Online
(Posted on 5/2/2014)
Educational materials on heifer development are frequently requested from the Iowa Beef Center. Educational resources are being gathered and developed and are now available on an IBC heifer development webpage.
Annual Update for Veterinarians Is May 21
(Posted on 4/30/2014)
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 Features Grazing and Calving Topics
(Posted on 4/30/2014)
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.

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