AMES, Iowa – A research project featuring several grazing management systems for beef cows will be the focus of an Iowa State University (ISU) Extension field day near Rhodes, Iowa. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27.
Over the past several years, data has been collected on grazing patterns, water quality and the effect on streambanks in systems that offer continuous access or restricted access to a stream. Jim Russell, ISU professor of animal science, will discuss the project during the field day.
In addition, a demonstration on thistle control will be discussed by John Holmes, ISU Extension field agronomist, and Mat Haan, ISU assistant scientist, during the field day. Russ Euken, ISU Extension livestock specialist, and Dan Morrical, ISU professor of animal science, will lead a discussion on managing forage acres to increase productivity and alternative systems for beef cow production with fewer forage acres.
The field day location is near Rhodes just northwest of the Harvester Golf Club on Highway 330. From Collins, go east on 320th Street or from Highway 330 go north approximately 1 mile on Binford Avenue. There is no fee and hamburgers will be served by the Marshall County Cattlemen. Contact Dan Morrical at (515) 294-2904 or firstname.lastname@example.org or your local ISU Extension county office for more information.