Pasture Management Session to be Held in Corning

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2/16/17

CHARITON, Iowa – Recent warmer temperatures, muddy field and feedlot conditions, and moderate weather conditions offer reminders that spring is on the way. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers encourages beef producers to begin thinking about their grazing plans.

“It’s time to start planning improvements to your pasture systems," Sellers said. "The Iowa cow herd is growing, and managing feed and forage resources is a key to profitability."

One early opportunity for this planning is a pasture management session, "Spring Grazing – Opportunities and Management Needs," set for Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Corning Public Library.

Agenda items and presenters are:

  • Grazing cover crops - Erika Lundy, Iowa Beef Center program specialist
  • Double cropping corn silage and rye silage, cover crops for cattle feed - Tony Mullen, producer
  • Preventing grass tetany, spring parasite control - Chris Clark, Iowa State extension beef program specialist
  • Renovating, improving pastures - Sellers, Iowa State extension beef program specialist

A flier is available here.

The library is located at 603 9th Street. Go three blocks west of Casey’s to Benton Avenue, then turn right (north) for three blocks.

Pizza and soft drinks will be sponsored by the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee. There is no fee to attend and no prepregistration needed. For more information contact Sellers, 641-203-1270 or sellers@iastate.edu; Brian Peterson, 641-344-1026 or bckapeterson@gmail.com,  or the Adams County Extension office, 641- 322-3184.

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The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Contact:
Joe Sellers, Iowa State University Extension beef program specialist, 641-203-1270, sellers@iastate.edu

 

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