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First Ever West Central Iowa Beef Cattle Forum Set for January 23 in Arcadia

The Denison Bulletin and Review

Jan. 2, 2013 -- The first ever West Central Iowa Beef Cattle Forum has been set for Wednesday, January 23, at the American Legion Hall in Arcadia.

The Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association (ICA) are working together to offer the educational program.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m., with introductions and speakers to begin at 9 a.m.

No fee will be charged to attend and lunch will be provided. Lunch will be served at approximately 12:15 p.m. and the meeting should conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The target audience includes anyone involved in the beef industry, including cow/calf and feedlot producers. A variety of topics will be discussed including economic outlook, bovine nutrition, confinement feeding of beef cows and environmental issues.

Stephen Pollard, EPA Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Compliance and Enforcement coordinator will be present to discuss surveillance and regulatory issues. Dan Loy, director of the Iowa Beef Center, will discuss protein supplementation and corn stalk treatment. Other highlights will include an economic outlook from Shane Ellis, farm management specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and a discussion regarding the confinement feeding of beef cows.

Numerous sponsors from the animal health industry will be available to inform producers about their products and services, and Matt Deppe, Iowa Cattlemen's Association CEO, will provide an ICA update.

Those interested in attending are asked to respond by January 17 by contacting Chris Clark, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Field Specialist, by telephone at 636-432-9437, by email at caclark@iastate.edu, or by contacting the Iowa Cattlemen's Association at 1-800-888-1730.

More information can also be obtained from the Iowa Beef Center website, county extension offices or from the Iowa Cattlemen's Association.


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