IOWA FALLS, Iowa — Beef cow-calf producers recognize the importance of staying informed on all aspects of their operation. The second of a four-part webinar series from Iowa Beef Center will help them do just that. The session will be Wed. Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 pm, and focuses on calving time management.
Iowa State University extension program specialist Beth Reynolds said the series is intended to provide timely topics for beef cow management and the opportunity to access the information by joining the webinar at their own location or at one of nine host sites. Grant Dewell, Iowa State University extension beef veterinarian, will discuss calving season preparations and dealing with dystocia. Chris Clark, DVM and Iowa State extension beef specialist in south central Iowa, will highlight tips for managing newborn calves.
There is no cost to attend an in-person location or to view the webinar at home. If you plan to attend one of the in-person locations, you’re encouraged to preregister by calling the host location. To be able to view the webinar from your own location, you’ll need to complete the online registration form prior to the seminar. Look for the “Join this live webinar” link on the main webinar series page http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/WinterCowWebinarSeries.html Use that same link to join the seminar when it begins. In-person locations in central Iowa are the Hancock County Extension Office, 327 West 8th St., Garner, 641-923-2856 and the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames, 515-294-2333.
Dates and topics for the remaining two sessions are Feb. 18, Market trends, tracking and improving profitability; and March 10, Pasture renovation, forage management. All sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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