Beef Management Workshops Offer Fescue and Supplementation Info



CHARITON, Iowa -- Southern Iowa beef producers who want to learn more about grazing management and managing tall fescue are invited to attend a beef management workshop this spring.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Joe Sellers is organizing the workshops. He said the session dates of May 30, May 31 and June 1 will allow attendees to hear from experts from University of Missouri and AgBotanica who will be presenting at the 2017 Veterinarian Update session on May 31.

“We’re fortunate to have speakers Diane Spurlock and Craig Roberts, who also will be presenting at the Iowa Beef Center’s annual Veterinarian Update at the Iowa State McNay Research Farm,” Sellers said. “They will share current information in their expertise area at the workshops."

Spurlock will describe use of the T-Snip test to identify fescue tolerant breeding stock, and Roberts will explain renovating fescue pastures with spray/smother/spray. Sellers also will talk about supplementation strategies.

Beef management workshop dates, times and locations

  • May 30, 6:30 p.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Davis County Office, 402 E. North Street, Bloomfield
  • May 31, 6:30 p.m., Decatur County Fairgrounds, 1700 NW Church Street, Leon
  • June 1, 8 a.m., Carpenter’s Hall Rotary Room, 1215 Court Avenue, Chariton
  • June 1, 1 p.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Wayne County Office, 220 East Jefferson Street, Corydon

The series is sponsored by the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. A flyer with information for all sessions is available on the Iowa Beef Center website.

The registration fee is $10 per person to cover speaker expenses and is payable at the door. Snacks and soft drinks will be served at each location. For more information, contact Sellers by phone at 641-203-1270 or email sellers@iastate.edu