Extension News

ISU Extension Plans May 19 Cattle Industry Update for Veterinarians

4/9/2010

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University clinicians and extension specialists will be providing area veterinarians with up-to-date information on the cattle industry at an upcoming May meeting.

"This in-service for practicing veterinarians has been well received by practitioners from Iowa and Missouri," said Joe Sellers, ISU Extension beef specialist. "It provides an opportunity for networking among area veterinarians, ISU Extension staff and researchers."

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. May 19 at the McNay Research and Demonstration Farm in Lucas County, Iowa. Topics on the agenda include:

  • Beef cow nutrition review
  • Heifer development — recent research and current recommendations
  • Beef breeding systems to improve cow herd efficiency
  • Legal issues for veterinarians
  • Mineral interactions and recommendations
  • Strategic de-worming

Interested individuals can pre-register for the event by May 12 and pay a $50 registration fee; the cost to attend when registering at the door is $70. To pre-register or to learn more about the meeting, contact Sellers at (641) 203-1270 or sellers@iastate.edu.

About the Iowa Beef Center
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 or check out the IBC blog at http://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/iowabeef/.

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Contacts :

Joe Sellers , Beef Specialist, (641) 774-2016, sellers@iastate.edu

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