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County News

January 13, 2020

Beef cow-calf producers recognize the importance of staying informed on all aspects of their operation, and the second of a four-part webinar series from Iowa Beef Center will help them do just that. The session is set for Wed. Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 pm, and focuses on calving time management.

January 8, 2020

Annual continuing education is required in order to keep your Private Pesticide Applicator's license current. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fayette County will be offering three opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course.

January 3, 2020

Dairy and beef producers are invited to attend one of two advanced calving clinics in mid-February in Edgewood and Dysart. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab said anyone who attends will learn something new at the clinic regardless of experience with calving out cows.

“These clinics will provide both classroom and hands-on activities presented by Iowa State faculty and private industry veterinarians,” she said. “Classroom topics include nutrition and management for late gestation and early lactation, and neonatal calf care. Hands-on sessions include handling dystocia, including first aid and emergency care.”
 

December 6, 2019

Beef producers in eastern Iowa are encouraged to become Beef Quality Assurance certified, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it also adds value to the calf crop. A recent study by Colorado State University showed that feeder calves brought $16.80 per head more if they came from BQA certified farms.  Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance said, “Study results clearly show that participation in BQA and BQA certification can provide real value to beef producers. It means that the initiatives within the industry are rewarding cattlemen and women who take action to improve their operations and our industry.”  BQA certification is required by several major beef processors. Topics covered in the certification session include cattle health, stockmanship, marketing, emergency planning and meat quality.
 

December 4, 2019

Iowa 4-H Program Specialist, Kendra Crooks shared she is thankful for Oelwein Middle School allowing a group of sixth graders to partake in new Iowa 4-H Mindfulness pilot program. The lessons first established the concept of mindfulness and its connection with stress management, relationships and overall personal well-being.

 

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