Sherry Hoyer
Iowa Beef Center | Iowa Pork Industry Center

515-294-4496
shoyer@iastate.edu 

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Just two sessions remain in this year’s Greenhorn Grazing series in southern Iowa, and people who want to attend are encouraged to register soon for accurate meal count.

Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University continues to work with industry professionals by offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Monday, Sept. 11.

While cattle manure provides nutrients needed to produce feed for the cattle, it presents challenges which extension specialists and producers will discuss at the summer feedlot conference.

Beef cattle producers in southwest Iowa are invited to pasture clinics, a new type of field day, where a wide variety of pasture management topics for producers will be addressed.

A three-day late summer bus tour -- the Cow Caravan -- features some of Iowa’s successful grazing and confinement cow operations. The Aug. 29-31 tour is a component of the Iowa Beef Center’s Cow Systems Project, created to evaluate management practices among operations ranging from extensive grazing systems to year-round confinement.
 

The 2017 field day of the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm will provide updates on grazing and cover crops, including a pasture tour spotlighting weed control techniques and planning for stockpiled grazing. The Aug. 2 event also will provide the latest in selected beef cattle research projects and specific results on the farm cattle.
 

The program is targeted toward commercial and seedstock producers, the artificial insemination and allied industries and veterinarians interested in using or improving implementation of reproductive management tools and associated genetic tools.

The rapid and extreme increase in temperatures may be an unwelcome change for some cattle.

The Iowa Beef Center has updated the BRaNDS ration balancing software. Owners of earlier versions of professional and standard editions can update at a low cost.

Twenty Iowa State students saw first hand three components of the beef cattle industry as part of their course work.