Extension News

Cattle Feeding Workshops Scheduled for Mason City and Marshalltown

1/5/2007

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa’s beef producers are invited to attend a special workshop series for producers starting or expanding their business on Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6 in the Mason City area and Feb. 7, 14 and 21 at Iowa Valley Community College in Marshalltown.

 

Topics covered in these workshops include: Does cattle feeding make sense for your operation?; developing a plan; updates on cattle feeding practices and tools for the cattle feeder; and a tour of beef feedlots.

 

Those participating in the workshops will receive a manual and tools to help develop a cattle feeding business. Meals will be included in the workshop fee. Fees are expected to be approximately $40 per workshop or $120 for all three sessions.

 

Speakers include several Iowa State University (ISU) Extension specialists: Russ Euken, livestock specialist; Kelvin Leibold and Robert Tigner, farm management specialists; John Lawrence, director of the Iowa Beef Center; and Dan Loy, beef specialist.

 

Sponsors of the workshops include the Iowa Beef Center and ISU Extension.

 

Interested participants can contact their local ISU Extension county office or Russ Euken, at (641) 923-2856 or reuken@iastate.edu for the location nearest them. Please register by Jan. 18 for the first workshop and Jan. 30 for the second workshop.

 

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Contacts :

Russell Euken, Extension Livestock Specialist, (641) 923-2856, reuken@iastate.edu

 

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