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The Iowa Beef Center is gathering information to characterize how Iowa beef producers produce and use silage and earlage for cattle feed.
Russ Euken has received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program.
Lee Schulz, ISU Extension and Outreach livestock economist, has been tracking the crush margins for cattle and hogs and posting them online for several years. The margin is calculated every Wednesday using the futures close on that date and posted on a website. Schulz now has developed an app to assist producers in evaluating margins and taking advantage of profitable opportunities.
Three Iowa stockmanship, handling and Beef Quality Assurance workshops featuring Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a consulting feedyard veterinarian from Benkelman, Neb., will be July 30 and 31.
Producers will learn about the latest drought conditions affecting crops and livestock in Iowa during Aug. 20 and Aug. 23 meetings with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
The cost of pig mortality depends on when mortality occurs, according to recent article by specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Beef producers can get timely updates at meetings being held by specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Dry weather and extensive heat have limited hay yields for some growers, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. A helpful resource is the state listing of online hay and straw sellers, where more than than 70 farms and farm companies are listed, with details about the crop, as well as information about delivery, custom baling and hay grinding services.
A pasture management field day is set for Sept. 21 at a pasture near Forest City in northcentral Iowa. Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a look at how drones can be used to pinpoint weed control in pastures.