|News from Iowa Beef Center|
|The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees later his month. 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 program specialist Patrick Wall said the Jan. 27 event at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa will continue that successful tradition.|
|The upcoming Driftless Region Beef Conference, set for Jan. 25-26 in Dubuque will spotlight several big picture issues facing the beef industry, according to Denise Schwab, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Don’t delay - the lower early registration fee ends at midnight, Jan. 12.|
|A two-day cow-calf short course combining classroom learning and hands-on instruction will be offered by the Iowa Beef Center in Ames on Feb. 6-7. The program will instruct advanced cattlemen in areas specific to beef cow nutrition, reproduction and calving management, and is limited to the first 30 registrants.|
|A new "Crush Margin" app for beef and swine producers is now available. The app was developed as part of a North Central Region Risk Management Education grant for livestock price risk management education, and uses data from the ISU Livestock Crush Margin website. ISU extension livestock specialist Russ Euken and ISU Extension livestock economist Lee Schulz developed the app to assist producers in evaluating margins and taking advantages of profitable opportunities.|
|Winter and its extreme conditions are here. And while beef cattle generally can tolerate these well, ISU extension and outreach beef specialist Chris Clark reminds producers that some members of their herds require special considerations. These needs and preparations that should happen before there’s a need are outlined in this Progressive Cattlemen article.|
|See our updated page of resources, information, sources and answers for all species for the Veterinary Feed Directive.|
IBC news releases, IBC director monthly column, newsletters and more.