A new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication titled “Vaccines: Handle with Care” walks readers through procedures that can help keep vaccines safe while waiting to be used.
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.
Controlling feed cost while meeting the cow’s nutrient needs requires knowledge of both the feed supply and the animal’s requirements. To help producers understand these important aspects, two separate workshops will be held in northeast Iowa on Feb. 14.
Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to attend Beef Blast at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa to learn about working with beef cattle.
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.
Beef producers will learn about risk management topics such as costs of wintering cattle, available insurance options and a general beef cattle outlook at a beef cattle risk management workshop Nov. 8 near Chariton. Joe Sellers, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, has organized the event.
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.
While cattle manure provides nutrients needed to produce feed for the cattle, it presents challenges which extension specialists and producers will discuss at the summer feedlot conference.
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.
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.