Extension News

Winter Feeding Strategies Focus of Meeting Series

10/31/2007

AMES, Iowa – Beef producers can learn more about winter feeding strategies during a series of upcoming informational meetings.
 
Topics covered include:
 • Managing feed costs
 • The quality of this year’s hay and what supplements are needed
 • Co-products available to beef producers
 • What products fit your operation
 • Storing and feeding wet distillers grains with solubles

Participants also will take a look at example cow and calf rations.
 
Presenters for the meetings are Dan Loy, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension feedlot specialist, and Joe Sellers, ISU Extension beef field specialist.
 
“The meetings should be beneficial to beef cow-calf producers, backgrounders and feeders,” Sellers said. “Higher feed costs, lower supplies of hay and variable forage quality make it important to control costs and look at alternative feeding methods this winter.”
 
Each meeting starts at 7 p.m. and lasts about two hours. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.

Meeting dates/locations:
Nov. 26: Knoxville – Marion County Fairgrounds in the Bingley Building
Nov. 27: Promise City – Community Center
Dec. 3: Winterset – Madison County Extension Office
Dec. 4: Mount Ayr – REC Building 
 
The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was formed in 1996 by a legislative mandate. Its goal is to support the growth and vitality of the beef cattle industry in the state. As part of ISU Extension, the Beef Center also serves as a central access point for all ISU programs and research related to the beef industry.
 
For more information about the Iowa Beef Center, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

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Contacts :

Dan Loy, feedlot specialist, ISU Extension, (515) 294-1058, dloy@iastate.edu

Joe Sellers, beef specialist, ISU Extension, (641) 774-2016, sellers@iastate.edu

Nancy Foster, communications specialist, Iowa Beef Center, (515) 294-9124, nfoster@iastate.edu