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Adapting to Changing Beef Economics Workshop


AMES, Iowa -- Iowa’s beef producers are invited to attend the “Adapting to Changing Beef Economics” workshops.  The first workshop will be held May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Building in Mt. Ayr and a repeat session will be held May 16, 7 p.m. at the Lucas County Extension Office in Chariton.


Topics covered in these workshops include:

  • How cow-calf operators can adapt to higher feed/forage prices;
  • Using co-products to extend forages and reduce costs;
  • Custom grazing scenarios in Iowa; and
  • Custom grazing: rates, terms, and practices used in Kansas.

Featured speaker will be Rodney Jones, Kansas State University ranch economist. Also included are Joe Sellers, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist and Carl Neifert, contract grazing study coordinator.


Sponsors of the workshops include the ISU Extension, Ringgold and Lucas County Extension, Iowa Beef Center, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Practical Farmers of Iowa.


Interested participants can contact Ringgold County Extension at (641) 464-3333, Lucas County Extension at (641) 774-2016 or Joe Sellers at (641) 203-1270 or sellers@iastate.edu



Contacts :

Joe Sellers, Iowa State University Extension, (641) 203-1270, sellers@iastate.edu


John M. Dungan, Iowa Beef Center, (515) 294-9124, jdungan@iastate.edu