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.
Alison Robertson, extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University, will address methods to reduce mold production on growing crops to decrease risk of molds in feed after harvest. Trevor Smith, University of Guelph, Ontario animal biosciences adjunct professor, will speak about mycotoxins in feed.
Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science.
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.
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