Iowa Beef Center

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, serves as the university’s extension program to cattle producers. Our dedicated group of faculty and staff work together to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry. We strive to be the No. 1 source “For all things beef."


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Iowa Beef Center
313 Kildee Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3150
Phone: 515-294-BEEF (2333)
Fax: 515-294-3795

last updated: August 14, 2014



News from Iowa Beef Center

Time is running out to register for one of five Iowa workshops featuring grazing consultant Jim Gerrish. Set for August 18-22, each workshop includes classroom discussions and pasture walks at local farms with Gerrish as the featured speaker, according to through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers. The fee for each session is $40 for the public or $20 for current IFGC, ICA or PFI members. Walk-in registration is $10 extra. Find your nearest location and registration information.

Beginning and young Iowa beef producers are invited on a two-day bus trip in early September to experience unique networking and educational opportunities. More info on agenda and registration is available here.

Iowa Beef Center and its grazing partners will host numerous grazing events in 2014, ranging from courses for beginning to experienced graziers to a specific series of workshops around Iowa led by grazing consultant Jim Gerrish. See all events on the IBC grazing page.

IBC's Patrick Wall presents a four-part video series, "ABCs of EPDs" on a new webpage devoted to genetic selection topics.

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