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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: November 8, 2014


Drought series 2012

Drought – “A Game Changer for Beef Operations”
Strategies to Move Forward

The Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension are offering these meetings across the state in a continuing effort to assist cow calf and feedlot operators manage effects of the drought and move forward in a time period of low cattle numbers. These sessions will focus on outlook, feed management and planning issues. Additional sessions and topics are being planned for later in the winter. Contact your beef field specialist for additional information. Meetings will be approximately 2 1/2 hours in length. Registration fee - $10 payable at the door.
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Series sponsors

Iowa Beef Center/ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association  

Discussion Topics

Situation update: Economic outlook, cattle numbers, feed prices, weather - Lee Schulz Extension Economist and Elwynn Taylor Extension climatologist recorded presentation
Utilizing and supplementing 2012 feedstuffs, controlling costs, developing feeding plans, feed delivery - Beef Field Specialist live and Dan Loy  recorded presentation
Silage and cornstalks - nitrate issues summary- Beef Field Specialist
Alkali and Ammonification treatment of low quality forages to enhance digestibility – Dan Loy via recorded presentation or Beef Field Specialist
Planning consideration for producers - Dan Loy and Lee Schulz via recorded presentation or Beef Field Specialist

Please check back for additional and updated information as it becomes available.

Dates, times, locations:

Nov. 6, Ames. Iowa Cattlemen’s Headquarters 1:30 pm
Nov. 13, Maquoketa. Hurtsville Interpretative Center 1:00 pm
Nov. 13, Carroll. Carroll County Extension office 6:30 pm
Nov. 13, Garner. Hancock County Extension 6:30 pm
Nov. 13, Chariton. ISU McNay Research Farm 1:00 pm
Nov. 14, Brandon. Community Center 6:30 pm
Nov. 14, Osage. Mitchell County Extension office 6:30 pm
Nov. 14, Estherville. Northstar Bank 220 Central Ave 1:30-4:00 pm
Nov. 14, Knoxville. Marion County Extension office 6:30 pm
Nov. 15, Badger. Community Building- 6:30 pm
Nov. 15, Postville. Vet Clinic 6:30 pm
Nov. 15, LeMars. Plymouth County Extension 251 12 St. SE 9:30 am
Nov. 19, Conrad. American Legion 1:30 pm
Nov. 19, Dumont. Library 6:30 pm
Nov. 19, Castana. ISU Research and Demonstration Farm 36515 Hwy E-34 1:30 pm
Nov. 20, Storm Lake. Buena Vista County Extension 824 Flindt Dr. 9:30 am
Nov. 20, Villisca. Villisca Community Building 207 South 3rd Ave 6:30 pm
Nov. 27, Houghton. Pilot Grove Savings Bank 7:00 pm
Nov. 27, Atlantic. Cass County Extension office 6:30 pm
Nov. 29, Moravia. Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene 7:00 pm
Dec. 3, Winterset. Madison County Extension office 6:30 pm
Dec. 4, Washington. Washington County Extension Office 7:00 pm
Dec. 6, Mt. Ayr. Ringold County Extension Office 6:30 pm

For more information contact your extension beef field specialist or local county extension office. For  specific meeting locations contact county extension office in the county where meeting is located.


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