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Delayed Harvest Impacting Fall Manure Application
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.
Northwest Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Sessions set for Dec. 2
(Posted on 11/13/2014)
Beef producers can become Beef Quality Assurance Certified at one of three meetings on Dec. 2. The meetings are co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.
Iowa State and South Dakota State University Specialists to Discuss Lamb Carcass Quality and Value
(Posted on 11/12/2014)
Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a meeting in Sheldon, Ia. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 about how to improve lamb carcass quality, resulting in better returns for the producer.
Updated Feedlot Monitor Software to be Introduced at Sac City Workshop
(Posted on 11/10/2014)
A workshop featuring the newly updated version of the Feedlot Monitoring Program software will be Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Sac County.
Beef Cow Wintering Workshop set for Nov. 18
(Posted on 11/5/2014)
As cold weather approaches, cattle producers start planning for winter and spring grazing, ration needs and heifer development in their beef cow herds. Iowa State University is offering a workshop addressing these needs on Nov. 18 at the McNay Research Farm southwest of Chariton.
Introductory RUSLE2 and P Index Workshop Offered for Manure and Nutrient Plan Writers
(Posted on 11/4/2014)
Livestock producers and service providers will receive training on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans.
IFGC Conference Focuses on Forages
(Posted on 10/15/2014)
The 2014 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference will be Nov. 25 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event is open to anyone interested in forage and grassland issues.
Producers May Visit a Variety of Manure Management Systems during Field Days
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.
ISU McNay Field Day Set for Sept. 18
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
Farmers can learn about crops, grazing research and current beef research from Iowa State University at the annual fall field day of the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.
New Beef Facilities Tour Shows Expansion Options for Young Producers
(Posted on 9/4/2014)
A three-location tour in southeast Iowa will provide a look at expansion options for innovative beef cattle facilities.

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