Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and the University of Nebraska are teaming up to offer a Feedlot Roundtable session at four Iowa locations on Thursday, February 12. ISU Extension beef program specialist Denise Schwab says these sessions are offered annually in Nebraska and a cooperative arrangement between the two state universities offers access for Iowans to tune-in to the afternoon session.
"The cooperative agreement between ISU and UNL Extension provides sharing of livestock educational resources and programs," she says. "Through available technology, the roundtables also will be offered via Internet connection for Iowans in selected locations. The speakers and subject matter are sure to draw interest from our state's beef community."
Focus of this Feb. 12 program is on "feeding dairy beef"
The focus of this year's program is on feeding dairy beef, which makes up 14% of the U.S. beef market, with speakers from ISU, UNL and Michigan State University. Dan Grooms from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine will present information on health considerations in managing Holstein beef. Dan Loy from ISU will talk about feedlot nutrition and technology for Holstein beef production, and UNL's Galen Erickson will discuss the use of beta-agonists in feedlot diets. ISU's Stephanie Hansen will wrap up the afternoon with an update on feedlot research at Iowa State.
More information, including a registration form, is available on the Iowa Beef Center website. The $10 fee covers proceedings, meeting costs and refreshments, and is payable at the door. However, you're asked to preregister no later than Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the location you will attend to ensure adequate materials and refreshments.
Iowa Roundtable locations and preregistration contact information
The locations where you can go to attend the Feedlot Roundtable broadcast in Iowa, and the people you need to contact to preregister are:
• Calhoun County Extension, Michele Wolfgang, [email protected] 712-297-8611
• Chickasaw County Extension, Danielle Day, [email protected] 641-394-2174
• Howard County Extension, Sue Barnes, [email protected] 563-547-3001
• Jones County Extension, Denise Schwab, [email protected] 319-472-4739
For more information you can also contact your local ISU County Extension office or an Iowa State Extension beef program specialist.
The Iowa Beef Center 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 ISU Extension, 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 information about IBC visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.