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Cow-calf producers workshop Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving the return from their enterprise are invited to a strategy-focused workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 14. ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Beth Doran said this meeting is the first in a statewide series offered through IBC and ISUEO set for this winter, and will include a variety of topics that relate to feeding and marketing.
Driftless Region Beef Conference information The 2017 Driftless Region Beef Conference will spotlight competitive advantages of Midwest beef producers, including the opportunity to raise beef cattle on corn ground. Attendees will hear from two of the leading researchers in the country to talk about the synergies between cattle and corn at the Jan. 26-27 event in Dubuque.
Iowa Forage and Grassland Council

Building upon the success of last year’s move to Ames in January, the annual Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) Conference will remain in Ames for its 2017 event. The conference is set for Jan. 19-20 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center, just south of Stephens Auditorium at the Iowa State Center. ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist and current IFGC President Joe Sellers said IFGC is partnering with PFI to offer a full slate of producer and industry expert speakers on a variety of topics at the conference.

Manure pumping at deep-pitted cattle barn. Copyright, Rachel Klein, ANR

Keep safety top of mind when agitating and pumping pits. Hydrogen sulfide levels can spike quickly and without warning during pit pumping, causing potential threat to human and animal safety. Because agitation releases gases from the manure, it’s essential to ensure adequate barn ventilation during agitation and pumping. The fresh air from this ventilation removes those gases and dilutes any concentrates. These resources provide information, fact sheets and videos on safety when agitating and pumping.

feedlot cattle See our updated page of resources, information, sources and answers for all species for the Veterinary Feed Directive.
A VFD webinar presented by IBC beef program specialist Chris Clark and hosted by Iowa Farm Bureau on Sept. 20 is archived on the IFBF website.
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