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Twenty Iowa State students saw first hand three components of the beef cattle industry as part of their course work.
Raising beef cattle presents a myriad of challenges. In addition to field specialists and faculty who are experts in their field, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources in place to help producers meet these challenges and manage healthy and profitable herds.
Building on the success of a similar conference in 2016, Iowa Beef Center is partnering with University of Nebraska—Lincoln and Lallemand Animal Nutrition to offer a one-day conference focused on one of the largest components of many beef producers’ bottom lines: silage.
A new version of an iconic Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, “Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers,” has been completely updated and revised for 2018.
Rapid snowmelt this spring has caused instances of stored grain being covered with floodwater. According to current Food and Drug Administration policy, grain inundated by uncontrolled river or stream water is considered adulterated and must be destroyed.
Ranked fourth for cattle and calves on feed, and 10th for the number of beef cows, Iowa’s beef industry plays a major role in the state’s economy. While Iowans certainly have a lot to celebrate this month, many are also facing the challenges of a cool, wet spring, and being profitable amid high feed and input costs.
The 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course will optimize participant learning through exposure to new technology, research and best management practices in a small group setting with a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction.
A new Iowa Beef Center publication, "Iowa’s Pastureland and Grazing 2013-2018," gives a snapshot of how Iowa’s cow-calf industry has changed in terms of pasture utilization. The publication is based on evaluation surveys distributed to more than 1,000 IBC programs participants.
The outbreak of COVID-19 could have some short-term disruptions on cattle feed nutrition that producers should consider, says Dan Loy, director of the Iowa Beef Center and extension beef specialist at Iowa State University.
This fact sheet addresses common questions about holding time and slowing the finishing time for beef cattle.