Extension News

ISU Extension Specialists Review Livestock Situation Related to Extreme Weather

6/19/2008

AMES, Iowa -- Six Iowa State University Extension experts discussed the the current livestock situation in Iowa as affected by extreme weather in 2008 in a special edition of WOI's Talk@12 program aired at noon Thursday, June 19.

The specialists discussed high feed and energy costs and other issues facing livestock producers.

  • Dan Loy, ISU Extension beef specialist.
  • Dan Morrical, ISU Extension sheep specialist/farm coordinator
  • Steve Barnhart, ISU Extension pasture and hay specialist
  • John Lawrence, ISU Extension economist and director of the Iowa Beef Center
  • Dale Thoreson, ISU Extension dairy/beef/forage field specialist (Butler County)
  • Elwynn Taylor, ISU Extension climatologist

You can listen to the complete program online.

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Contacts :

Daniel Loy, Animal Science, (515) 294-1058, dloy@iastate.edu

Daniel Morrical, Animal Science, (515) 294-2904, morrical@iastate.edu

Stephen Barnhart, Agronomy, (515) 294-7835, sbarnhar@iastate.edu

John Lawrence, Economics, (515) 294-6290, jdlaw@iastate.edu

Dale Thoreson, Field Specialist, (319) 267-2707, dthores@iastate.edu

Elwynn Taylor, Agronomy, (515) 294-7839, setaylor@iastate.edu

Douglas Cooper, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-6275, levachek@iastate.edu