Beef and Basketball Combines Information and Entertainment

AMES, Iowa -- Beef producers can get their fill of new beef technologies and information, followed by Iowa State University men's basketball at the third "Beef and Basketball" event in Ames on Feb. 23. Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, the event includes three educational presentations, lunch from Hickory Park and attendance at the Iowa State men’s basketball game versus Texas Tech University.

ISU Extension livestock economist Lee Schulz will provide a 2013 beef cattle market outlook; new ISU Extension beef specialist Patrick Gunn will present, “Heifer and young cow management;” and John Rodgers from Pfizer Animal Health Technical Services will present, “New thoughts on cow-calf health and reproduction.”

ISU Extension beef specialist Joe Sellers said the cost for the entire event is just $15 per person, but those interested should act quickly because of limited availability.

“Preregistration is required by Feb. 15 and there is a limit of two tickets per operation,” he said.

People can RSVP with their local Pfizer representative or by calling Sellers at 641-203-1270 or Dan Loy with the Iowa Beef Center at 515-294-1058.

The program brochure is available on the IBC website.