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Ration Software Workshop Offered to Cow-Calf Producers


AMES, Iowa -- A workshop for cow-calf producers is scheduled for March 14, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. in Kildee Hall on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus in Ames.


The workshop will focus on making feed and forage management decisions for cow-calf operations using software developed by the Iowa Beef Center at ISU. Producers should bring along current rations and number of acres of pasture, hay and cornstalks for grazing as well as numbers of cows and heifers..


Pre registration on or before March 13 is required.  The cost of the workshop is $15 for those who have participated in a recently held cow-calf risk management workshop and $20 for others. To register or for more details contact Russ Euken at (641) 923-2856 or reuken@iastate.edu ; or Joe Sellers at (641) 774-2016 or sellers@iastate.edu or your local county extension office.


The workshop is part of a 2006 series called “Cow-Calf Risk Strategies,” a year-long effort to educate cow-calf producers and to develop risk management solutions. The series is made possible by a grant from USDA-RMA (United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency). For more information and to check for event and schedule updates, visit the Cow-Calf Risk Strategies page at www.iowabeefcenter.org (http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/content/CowCalfRiskStrategiesRMA.htm).


The Iowa Beef Center began operation in 1996 to support the growth and vitality of the beef cattle industry of the state. A part of Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Beef Center is the central access point for Iowa State University programs and research related to the beef industry.  For more information, visit the Web site at www.iowabeefcenter.org or call (515) 294-BEEF.


Contacts :

Russ Euken, Field Specialist, (641) 923-2856, reuken@iastate.edu

Joe Sellers, Field Specialist, (641) 774-2016, sellers@iastate.edu