2012 Beef Producer Bus Tour Planned

CHARITON, Iowa – Iowa beef producers and others interested in a three-day, three-state beef production bus tour should mark their calendars for July 16-18. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers is working with Iowa agribusinesses to plan and host the trip.

“Featured tours include the Harold Trump beef cow operation located near Luray, Mo.; Sydenstricker Angus of Mexico, Mo.; the Land O’Lakes Purina Feed Longview Animal Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo.; and the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Research Center in southern Illinois,” Sellers said. “Three or four additional stops, including cow-calf and feedlot operations, also will be part of this tour.”

Logistics and travel plans, including pick up and drop off locations in Iowa, are nearing completion and will be announced as soon final arrangements are made.

Sellers said Land O’Lakes Purina and south central Iowa agricultural lenders are helping sponsor the tour. Cost is $100 per person, which does not include lodging and meal expenses.

Those with questions should contact Sellers by phone at 641-203-1270 or by email at sellers@iastate.edu.