News from Iowa Beef Center
Registration is now open for the 2014 Driftless Region Beef Conference. The program focuses on the interaction and integration of beef cattle and crop production, and features individual speakers, breakout sessions and farmer panel. Early registration is $80 per person by midnight Jan. 22, rising to $100 after that time. See the conference website with links to program, sponsors and registration information. Extension folks from Iowa State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and University of WIsconsin--Madison cooperate on developing and offering the event.
Patrick Wall brings education, experience and enthusiasm to his new positions as Iowa State extension beef program specialist. Learn more about his background and plans for future programming in southeast Iowa.
As exhibitors and their families prepare for upcoming national livestock shows, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Chris Clark reminds everyone to be aware of the new USDA rule requiring official identification for all interstate commerce.
A new fact sheet from IBC describes results of a feedlot pumping demonstration project using small electric sewage pumps. The system is applicable to feedlots with less than 1,000 head AND do not require NPDES permits. Bottom line? These pumps can be cost effective for these smaller operations. Download your copy of "Inexpensive Pumping Systems to Manage Small Feedlot Runoff."
If you use grazing in your operation, ISU animal science grad student Justin Bisinger would like to hear from you. His project "Grazing and perennial grasslands" includes a survey that asks about experience, thoughts and opinions. The survey closes Dec. 13 so submit your answer now through this link.