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The first national hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill will be held on the Kansas State University campus Feb. 23, with a live webinar connection in Orange City hosted by extension livestock specialists serving Sioux County.
Attendees at a recent cattle stewardship conference in northwest Iowa heard a common, simple message from speakers that when taken to heart can improve a farm’s economic bottom line: comfortable cattle perform better and consequently, are more profitable.
Northwest Iowa producers who need certification in Beef Quality Assurance are invited to attend a workshop sponsored by Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. The event is set for Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office from 10 a.m. to noon and there's no cost to attend.
There’s still time for beef producers to become certified or to update their Beef Quality Assurance certification. Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist, has two northwest Iowa workshops planned for late November.
Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a field day featuring ewes and cover crops on Nov. 28 in Plymouth County.
Beef producers and agri-business professionals will learn about changes rapidly occurring in the beef industry at the Feedlot Forum 2018 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center on Jan. 16.
The I-29 Moo University's Dairy Beef Short Course Tour offers an opportunity to see upper Midwest dairy steer management and marketing. The bus tour will be Tuesday, March 27.
To aid beef producers in the Beef Quality Assurance certification process, the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Beef Industry Council, and several other partners are co-sponsoring a series of three BQA workshops in northwest Iowa this summer.
Northwest Iowa beef and dairy producers depend on quality corn silage to build profitable rations. To help them accomplish this, the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team are hosting the Northwest Iowa Corn Silage Clinic, Aug. 28.
Recent rains and flooding have cattle producers dealing with flooded pastures, water-logged facilities and manure management challenges. One of the first things to check is structural strength of the livestock buildings, electrical equipment and safety of the water systems, said Beth Doran, beef specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Taking care of animals is a priority.