Tune in to new February Feedlot Webinar series


Horseman checking feedlot cattle.

Checking feedlot cattle.


AMES, Iowa – Just in time for some mid-winter learning, the Iowa Beef Center is hosting a five-part feedlot webinar series beginning Feb. 1. Iowa State University extension beef specialist Erika Lundy-Woolfolk is organizing the series that will be held every Thursday in February.

"Each session has a unique topic that was chosen based on input from producers at the grassroots level," she said. "After the topic presentation of about 30 minutes, we're providing time for questions and discussion with the session attendees."

They'll talk about how necropsies can shed light on health management programs, comparing cattle performance in various buildings, and how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent various types of lameness, Lundy-Woolfolk said.

"Another session includes a discussion on strategies for managing price risk in feedlot settings," she said. "And we’ll round out the series with a session focused on an ongoing ISU research project funded by the Iowa State Beef Checkoff Program that's evaluating nutritional impacts on beef and dairy steers."

The dates, topics and presenters are:

  • Feb. 1. Understanding the value of feedlot necropsies, Terry J. Engelken, ISU VDPAM professor.
  • Feb. 8. Pros and cons of facility types, Dan Loy, former ISU extension feedlot specialist and former IBC director.
  • Feb. 15. Beef cattle market outlook and managing price risk, Lee Schulz, ISU extension livestock economist.
  • Feb. 22. Managing foot health in the feedyard, Dan Thomson, former ISU beef specialist.
  • Feb. 29. ISU Research update: beef x dairy project. Garland Dahlke, IBC research scientist.

Sessions will be hosted through the Webex platform at no charge to attendees, and all begin at noon. The presentation portion will run approximately 30 min. with the additional time available for questions and discussion from the attendees. All sessions will be recorded and those recordings eventually posted to the Iowa Beef Center YouTube channel. Please register for the sessions you want to attend.



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.

Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, 641-745-5902, ellundy@iastate.edu

Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Beef Center, 515-294-4496, shoyer@iastate.edu


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