Extension News

Danbury Pasture Walk June 25

6/7/2008

AMES, Iowa -- Put on your walking shoes and join in a pasture walk June 25 at the Ted and Bob Paulsrud farms, near Danbury. The pasture walk will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and includes beef quality assurance certification and re-certification.

“This year two major forces will impact cow-calf producers -- high-priced feed and the new Farm Bill,” states Beth Doran, ISU Extension beef field specialist. “Ted and Bob will share how they are dealing with the increase costs of production in their commercial and registered cow-calf operations. Wayne Brincks, agricultural representative for Congressman Steven King, will discuss the impact of the new Farm Bill on forage-based producers.”

Other topics that will be featured include how to manage pasture fertility economically, how to score a pasture and use this to make management changes, and using co-products to increase pasture carrying capacity.

Sponsors of the pasture walk are Galva Holstein Ag, L.L.C.; Ida County Cattlemen’s Association; Ida and Woodbury County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); Ida and Woodbury County Soil and Water Conservation District; Iowa Beef Center; Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council; Iowa State University Extension; and Quad County Corn Processors.

Flyers may be requested from the Ida County NRCS, (712) 364-2126; Woodbury County NRCS, (712) 943-6727; or
Ida County Extension Office (712) 364-3003. To register ($5/person), please call (712) 364-3003 by June 23. A light
supper will be served. For more information, contact Doran at (712) 737-4230.

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It serves as the university’s extension program to cattle producers and is comprised of faculty and staff from ISU Extension and the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. Together, the Iowa Beef Center’s members work to develop and deliver the latest in researchbased information regarding the beef cattle industry. To learn more, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

-30-

Contacts :
Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist
(712) 737-4230, doranb@iastate.edu
Taylor Gerling, Iowa Beef Center communications specialist
(515) 294-9124, tgerling@iastate.edu