Extension News

June Open House Location Features New Confinement Buildings

5/26/2009

AMES, Iowa -- A new beef feeding facility will be the location for an open house and discussion of cattle feeder topics.

The open house is planned for June 11, 2009, from 3-6:30 p.m. at a facility owned by Arlyn Shipper of Conrad and operated by Harris Haywood of Eldora. The operation features two mono-slope bedded confinement buildings that were constructed in fall 2007.

The operation is located at 16500 270th St. Conrad – three miles south of the Highway 175 and Highway 14 intersection and one-fourth mile east, or six miles north of the Highway 14 and D67 intersection and one-fourth mile east.

The program from 3:30-5 p.m. will include speakers discussing economic impact, cattle feeding trends, environmental regulations, manure handling and value, the ethanol industry and feeding co-products. Following the discussion, a meal will be served by Hardin and Grundy County cattlemen.

For more information on the open house, contact Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Russ Euken at (641) 923-2856 or reuken@iastate.edu.

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 research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about the Iowa Beef Center, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

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Contacts :

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

Taylor Gerling, Iowa Beef Center Communications Specialist, (515) 294-9124, tgerling@iastate.edu

Willy Klein, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0662, wklein@iastate.edu