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Iowa Winter Cow Series Meetings

13 January 2010
Iowa State University Extension

US - The schedule is set for the Iowa Beef Centre winter cow meeting series, “Doing business in an information-based marketplace.” Production and financial information to help feeder cattle owners tackle current issues will be presented by Iowa State University Extension staff.

Although the specific agenda will vary by location, several ISU Extension presenters are on all agendas. Those include Dan Loy, ISU Extension beef specialist, who will discuss weaning and backgrounding systems, and Dr Grant Dewell, ISU Extension veterinarian, who will present on increasing the value of feeder calves through health programmes. John Lawrence, Iowa Beef Center director and ISU Extension livestock economist, will address the market outlook for 2010, and Daryl Strohbehn, ISU Extension beef specialist, will cover capturing the value of feeder calves.

Darrell Busby, ISU Extension beef programme specialist, will highlight his experiences with the Tri-County Cooperative in southwest Iowa, and a local programme specialist will be on hand to discuss the value of information in the marketplace.

For specific local agenda information, contact the program specialist assigned to the location.

Eleven Iowa meetings will be held from 21 January through 24 February. The following is a list of meeting locations and contact information for ISU Extension beef programme specialists:

To register for any of the meetings, contact the programme specialist in charge of the location or download a registration form at Pre-registration is $20 up to three days before the meeting date. After that and at the door, registration is $30.

For additional information regarding each meeting, including specific meeting locations, contact the assigned beef programme specialist or go to

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It serves as the university’s extension program to cattle producers and is comprised of faculty and staff from ISU Extension and the colleges of agriculture and life sciences and veterinary medicine. Together, the Iowa Beef Center’s members work to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about the Iowa Beef Center, visit or check out the IBC blog at

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