With high hay prices and narrowing margins in the beef cow industry, winter feeding management is more important than ever. Controlling feed cost while meeting all of the cow’s nutrient requirements requires knowledge of both the feed supply and the animal’s requirements.
Five workshop to help producers understand those important aspects will be held in northeast Iowa in February. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Denise Schwab will discuss comparing feed costs, tips to reduce feed waste, and balancing cow rations in late gestation and early lactation. Meeting locations and times are:
Feb. 11, 1:30-3:30 pm—Fayette County Extension Office, Fayette
Feb. 12, 6:30-8:30 pm– Heartland Acres Event Center, Independence
Feb. 18, 1:30-3:30 pm – Jackson County Extension, Maquoketa
Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 pm– Delaware County Extension, Manchester
Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm—Clayton County Extension, Elkader
Please preregister by Feb. 8 by calling ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County at 563-927-4201.