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Thanks to financial support from a multi-state extension group, beef producers are now able to get the Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner at no charge.
A new nutrition software program will help Iowa goat producers with accurate information on nutrition needs and diet formulations for their animals. "Goat Nutrition" is for all goats of all ages, and the one-time price includes personalized assistance and future updates.
The Iowa Beef Center recently updated the Beef Ration and Nutrition Decision Software (BRaNDS), software for beef producers interested in having help balancing rations.
The Iowa Beef Center has updated the BRaNDS ration balancing software. Owners of earlier versions of professional and standard editions can update at a low cost.
The program is targeted toward commercial and seedstock producers, the artificial insemination and allied industries and veterinarians interested in using or improving implementation of reproductive management tools and associated genetic tools.
The Iowa Beef Center encourages producers to consider using its 205-day weight calculator. Producers enter calf information and the Excel-based tool will calculate weaning weights to an adjusted 205-day weight.
A diesel fuel calculator from Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach can help producers estimate costs.
The Beef Ration and Nutrition Decisions Software is designed to assist in the formulation of rations for beef cattle. Learn more about what this program can do during educational workshops in August by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
A recent Iowa State University Extension and Outreach study was designed to evaluate whether the effects of winter grazing or confinement for winter care of beef cows in Iowa would have any long-term impact.