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2018 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is Jan. 27

December 11, 2017, 8:54 am | Patrick Wall, Sherry Hoyer

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Patrick Wall said the conference, set for Jan. 27 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.


Join Iowa Beef Center on Three-Day Cow Caravan Bus Tour in Late August

July 10, 2017, 1:10 pm | Joe Sellers, Sherry Hoyer

A three-day late summer bus tour -- the Cow Caravan -- features some of Iowa’s successful grazing and confinement cow operations. The Aug. 29-31 tour is a component of the Iowa Beef Center’s Cow Systems Project, created to evaluate management practices among operations ranging from extensive grazing systems to year-round confinement.


What Is a Bull Worth?

March 25, 2016, 1:51 pm | Patrick Gunn, Sherry Hoyer

Deciding how much to pay for a bull is no easy task, but knowing which factors to consider can help producers feel more confident in the decision-making process, says Patrick Gunn, a cow-calf specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.