SW IA Cow-Calf Short Course Focused on Calving Management

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A short course that combines both classroom learning and hands-on instruction will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on January 27th.  The course will instruct cattlemen in areas specific to beef calving management, cow nutrition, and financial management.
The program will be held at the at the Cass Co. Community Center at 805 W. 10th St. in Atlantic.  Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the program running from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for cattlemen and women to enhance their management skills going into the 2020 calving season,” said Erika Lundy, extension beef specialist.  “The program will feature a hands-on dystocia demonstration session utilizing a life-size calving simulator as well as other sessions focused on planning for newborn calf health management and processing and calving season first aid tips.”
Other short course topics include a discussion focused on beef cow economics, record keeping and benchmarking tips, and the importance of beef cow nutrition during lactation leading up to breeding season. 
Speakers for the workshop include:

  • Dr. Tyler Dohlman, professor of vet diagnostic and production animal science at Iowa State
  • Dr. Nate Hansen, local veterinarian from Anita Veterinary Clinic
  • Beth Reynolds, ISU Extension Beef Specialist
  • Erika Lundy, ISU Extension Beef Specialist

Registration for the course is $10 and includes materials and supplies.  Lunch will also be provided thanks to sponsorship from Merck Animal Health.  Registration is requested by January 24 by calling the Cass Co. Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or emailing ellundy@iastate.edu.  For questions about the course, please contact the extension office or view the program flyer below.
January 27 Cow-Calf Short Course Flier

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