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Agriculture

Ag Informer – Three-State Beef Conference

The Three-State Beef Conference is scheduled for Jan. 10-12, with locations in Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. The Iowa session will take place Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Warren Cultural Center Auditorium in Greenfield, with Missouri and Nebraska sessions scheduled for Jan. 10 and 12, respectively.

Iowa State University extension beef specialist Chris Clark said this year’s theme is “Measure to manage: exploring management strategies to cut costs, increase performance and capture value,” and will offer tips and reminders for producers.

Another topic on this year’s program is looking at the cow herd’s mineral and vitamin nutrition, according to Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, beef specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Presentation titles, speakers and their affiliations are:

  • Tips for adding value to your calves through backgrounding — Dan Loy, extension beef feedlot specialist, Iowa State University.
  • Livestock water challenges during drought — Miranda Meehan, livestock environmental stewardship specialist, North Dakota State University.
  • Meeting the mineral needs of your herd without breaking the bank — Mary Drewnoski, beef systems specialist, University of Nebraska.

Registration will open each night at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6 p.m. The registration fee is $25 per person and includes the evening meal and copy of the proceedings. Preregistrations are requested by Friday, Jan. 6, to help with meal planning and reducing costs.

The conference brochure has agenda information and a registration form. Preregistrations for the Iowa site at Greenfield can be directed to the ISU Extension and Outreach Adair County office by calling 641-743-8412 or emailing tlraasch@iastate.edu.

For more information, contact Clark at caclark@iastate.edu or Erika Lundy-Woolfolk at ellundy@iastate.edu.

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