AMES, Iowa — Continual improvement is an important part of farm management, especially when profitability challenges arise.
That is why the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) is holding two educational events for feedlot producers in western Iowa in January.
The Feedlot Forums will both cover topics important to Iowa’s cattlemen and women. “We’ve heard concerns about the markets from feedlot operators over the past several months, so we will be sure to cover risk management strategies at both events,” says Merle Witt, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Western Iowa Membership Coordinator. “We’ll also talk about rule changes that affect cattle producers, like the Veterinary Feed Directive and changes to manure management rules, and give an update on the Iowa beef checkoff, which will be reinstated in March.”
The first Feedlot Forum, held in partnership with ISU Extension, will take place on January 17 in Sioux Center. Topics covered include the Veterinary Feed Directive, feedlot assessments, market volatility, market prices and industry updates.
Registration for the Sioux Center Feedlot Forum is $25 per person, with a special reduced rate of $10 for students. Registration includes a steak dinner and $10 beef certificate. Register at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office by Jan. 12. For more information, call the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office at 712-737-4230.
On January 18, another Feedlot Forum will be held in Carroll. Topics there will also be timely and important to the future success of Iowa’s feedlot producers. Market volatility, prices, changes to DNR manure rules, and the Iowa beef checkoff will all be discussed.
The Carroll event is free of charge and includes lunch. RSVP by Friday, January 13 to 515.296.2266 or email@example.com.
— Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
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