Patrick Gunn
Extension Beef specialist

515-294-3020,
pgunn@iastate.edu

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists Patrick Gunn and Joe Sellers have created a new fact sheet, "Pasture and Grazing Arrangements for Beef Cattle," for those who use pasture and grazing rentals in their operations.

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise are invited to attend any in a series of strategy-focused workshops in early 2017 hosted by the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving the return from their enterprise are invited to a strategy-focused workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 14. It's the first in a statewide series offered through Iowa Beef Center and ISU Extension and Outreach, and will include a variety of topics that relate to feeding and marketing.
 

Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Network is a statewide program designed to provide education and support for beginning and early-career agricultural producers.

The 2016 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop is Sept. 7-8 in Des Moines. Register by Aug. 8 to get the early registration discount. The workshop is designed for cow-calf producers, bovine veterinarians, industry representatives, students and extension personnel.

The 2016 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop will highlight the latest information on reproductive technologies in beef cattle.

Deciding how much to pay for a bull is no easy task, but knowing which factors to consider can help producers feel more confident in the decision-making process, says Patrick Gunn, a cow-calf specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Cattle producers might benefit from using different forage harvest practices such as baleage, and the new publication, "Making the Switch to Baleage," could help, says Patrick Gunn, a cow-calf specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The Iowa Beef Center has created a series of YouTube videos and additional resources highlighting best management practices of first-calf heifers and developing yearling females.

Educational materials on heifer development are frequently requested from the Iowa Beef Center. Educational resources are being gathered and developed and are now available on an IBC heifer development webpage.