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The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn mold this harvest season. Based on producer descriptions of black mold or black dust that becomes airborne when the plants are disturbed, common corn smut is the most likely culprit in many of these cases.
Beef cattle producers in southwest Iowa are invited to pasture clinics, a new type of field day, where a wide variety of pasture management topics for producers will be addressed.
The Three-State Beef Conference Jan. 16, 17 and 18, 2018 will offer area beef producers the opportunity to visit with experts on cow-calf profitability topics.
Prolonged winter weather has limited forage growth thus far this season, which means many producers are still feeding cows. Nutritional requirements are significantly greater during lactation so it is critical to adjust rations appropriately.
Chris Clark, extension beef specialist, is hosting three Beef Quality Assurance programs in June for beef producers who want to become certified.
Current Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Chris Clark has changed regions and will now work with producers in south-central Iowa.
Extension specialists and industry partners will lead discussions on optimizing winter grazing, electric fencing systems, fertility recommendations for pastures, winter beef cow nutrition and general grazing management.
Livestock producers who want to learn about optimizing forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend the Greenhorn Grazing series this summer and fall.
The 2020 Three-State Beef Conference is Jan. 14, 15 and 16, with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The Iowa session will take place Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield.