Attend 2015 Spring Beef Management Workshops for Cattle Producers, One in Henry County

Written by Theresa Rose on April 28, 2015

Beef producers learn updates to cow-calf management systems
AMES, Iowa – Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.

The workshops will focus on beef cow replacement, cow-calf drylot production and fescue grazing facts and myths. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Joe Sellers says the two evening workshops will run from 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
• May 19 – Pizza Ranch, 708 North Grand Ave., Mount Pleasant, Iowa
• May 20 – Pizza Ranch, 1009 North 1st Ave., Winterset, Iowa

“University of Nebraska Beef Cow Specialist Dr. Rick Rasby will provide an update on research they are doing feeding cow-calf pairs in drylot environments during traditional spring, summer or fall grazing seasons,” said Sellers. “This is an opportunity for cattle producers to ask questions about lactating beef cow rations of forages, crop residues and grains used as feed during calving time.”

Workshop Topics
• Beef Cow Replacement Strategies – Dr. Rick Rasby, beef cow specialist, University of Nebraska Extension, Lincoln
• Tall Fescue Facts and Myths – Joe Sellers, beef specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames
• Update on University of Nebraska Beef Cow-Calf Drylot Production Research – Dr. Rasby
Dinner buffet is available for payment upon arrival; there is no additional fee for the workshop. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270, or Patrick Wall at 515-450-7665,

The workshops are sponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center.

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