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Dairy steer Producers and agribusiness professionals have a unique opportunity to see how dairy steers are managed and marketed in the upper Midwest through a special bus tour on Tuesday, March 27. The I-29 Moo University's Dairy Beef Short Course Tour will be held from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. along the I-29 corridor. Two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists from northwest Iowa, Fred Hall and Beth Doran, are helping organize and present during the tour.
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Farmers and beef producers interested in learning more about cover crops and successfully integrating cover crops as a forage resource into their current beef and row crop enterprises are invited to attend either of two upcoming field days in Monona or Buena Vista County on March 28 and April 12 respectively. Erika Lundy, extension beef program specialist with the Iowa Beef Center, said both events feature similar topics but will be held at two of Iowa State University’s outlying research farms. There is no cost to attend and a free meal is included at both locations.

VFD collage National survey looks at how VFD has affected herd management, animal health. If you’re over age 18 and raise beef cattle, dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry or any other food producing animal, you’re invited to participate in a survey open through the end of March on the Michigan State University website. It's anticipated to take about 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential and participation is voluntary. Take the survey online here. ISU extension beef specialist Chris Clark represents Iowa on this group and is available to answer your questions about the survey or its intended use. Contact him by email.
feedlot cattle See our updated page of resources, information, sources and answers for all species for the Veterinary Feed Directive.
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