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Iowa Manure Management Action Group

The goal of IMMAG is to identify and share manure management information and educational programs, which can be used by producers, technical agencies, educational institutions, researchers, and the general public. Many producer organizations, in particular, are concerned that among all the sponsored manure management activity, information is accumulating among numerous organizations without a systematic plan for collection and dissemination of the information. At the same time, complete and accurate information is becoming a priority need for producers and their technical and legal advisors.
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Managing & Marketing Quality Holstein Steers Proceedings

hoop barn openingA list of the breakout sessions discussing dairy beef, nutrition of wet calves, nutrition: growing and finishing, housing and management, feedlot nutritional management, breeding, genetics and grazing, markets and risk management, health and disease management, meat quality and industry perspective and implant strategies. The conference was help November 2, 2005. Read more about Managing & Marketing Quality Holstein Steers Proceedings

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Automatic Calf Feeder Field Day

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
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Join us for a first-hand look at how fellow dairy farmers are managing pre-weaned calves using technology. These include automatic calf feeders, pasteurizers, and milk cooling systems. Basic sanitation, equipment hygiene, housing and ventilation will be discussed. Read more about Automatic Calf Feeder Field Day

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Integrated Crop Management

Crops specialists and field agronomists within the crops team strive to increase the level of awareness, understanding, and adoption of current agronomic and pest management practices that make the best use of soil resources and crop inputs. With the adoption of best management practices (BMPs) by farmers, the objective is to increase efficient use of inputs and agronomic practices to improve yield and profits in field crops. Extension crops specialists and agronomists interact with farmers throughout the year at statewide events, county and regional programming, conferences, and clinics.
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Boots in the Barn

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 8:30pm
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A new program for women beef and dairy producers will be held in January in the Dyersville area.  Boots in the Barn is a three part series for women involved in their cattle operation.  Two time sessions will be offered with dairy topics from 1 to 3 pm and beef topics from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Extension staff in Clayton, Delaware and Dubuque counties identified the need for ag programs for women. “We’ve had great success with programs designed specifically for women,” said Denise Schwab, ISU Extension beef specialist. “Women often prefer to learn in small groups and with hands-on opportunities. They like to ask lots of questions of presenters without feeling intimidated, so programs designed for women alone are very effective.”

These three counties all have strong dairy and beef operations with 25% of Iowa’s dairy herds and 5% of Iowa’s beef cow herds. Dairy and beef production has a lot in common, such as reproduction and basic ruminant nutrition. However, they have slightly different perspectives, such as nutritional requirements for maximum milk production, feed quality requirements, and grazing options. “We know dairy producers prefer to meet during the day and beef women prefer evenings,” said Jenn Bentley, ISU Extension dairy specialist, “so we are offering two different programs to best meet each of their needs.”

Boots in the Barn will be held January 4, 11 and 18 with a snow date of February 8.  The dairy session will be offered from 1 to 3 pm and the beef session will be 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The January 4 session will feature Dr. Leo Timms on milk quality and udder health for the dairy session.  The beef session will feature beef herd health and a herd management calendar. Both sessions will meet at the Commercial Club Park community room in Dyersville.

The January 11 session for both the dairy and beef groups will feature Dr. Grant Dewell, ISU Extension Veterinarian, and others from the vet school with “Frosty the cow”.  “Frosty” is a life-size cow model used to teach calving management, dystocia, and delivery to veterinary students.  Participants will have the opportunity to deliver a fully jointed life-size calf, and practice difficult deliveries on a model.  These sessions will be held at the Fast Stop shed at 32199 Old Castle Rd. in Dyersville.

The January 18 sessions will focus on nutrition with Dr. Hugo Ramirez, ISU Extension dairy specialist.  The dairy session will focus on quality feed delivery, and tools to measure feed quality.  They are encouraged to bring along a feed sample for discussion.  The beef session will feature Ramirez discussing quality silage and Schwab discussing basic beef feed budgeting and cost control. Both sessions will meet at the Commercial Club Park community room in Dyersville.

Click on Brochure final.pdf for registration details or directly to the Google registration form. Read more about Boots in the Barn

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