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The annual Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference features a great lineup of speakers and topics at its 2018 event. The conference, set for Jan. 18, will be held at the Iowa State University Alumni Center, just south of Stephens Auditorium at the Iowa State Center. ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist and IFGC past president Joe Sellers said IFGC is partnering with Practical Farmers of Iowa to offer sessions presented by Kathy Voth and Rachel Gilker from On Pasture.

Producers have come to expect relevant information from the Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference on current topics that impact their profitability, according to ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist Patrick Wall. That's why speakers at the 2018 event will address economic challenges facing producers following the 2017 drought. New this year: Smoke on the Water Beef Barbecue Contest with free brisket lunch!

To help beef producers and agri-business professionals adapt to the ever-changing industry, Feedlot Forum 2018 will focus on rapidly occuring changes in the beef industry. Topics include domestic and international markets for beef, responding to an FMD outbreak, and the 2016 National Beef Quality Audits. The forum is Jan. 16, 2018 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center.

Attendees of the 2018 Driftless Region Beef Conference will learn about molds in crops and mycotoxins in feed from experts Alison Robertson of Iowa State University and Trevor Smith of the University of Ghent, Belgium. Cost for the Jan. 25-26 event is $85 when registered by midnight, Jan. 12.
cattle in winter Winter and its extreme conditions are right around the corner. 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.
Iowa soil temperature map for 10-25-17

With the first killing frost of fall 2017 in the books, ISU Extension agronomoist Brian Lang offers information, cautions and reminders about alfalfa and other forages in the latest Oct. 24 Crop News.

feedlot cattle See our updated page of resources, information, sources and answers for all species for the Veterinary Feed Directive.
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