Southwest Iowa Site Added To Heifer Development Series

Heifer development series 2012 focuses on currently available technologies and management to increase the productivity and longevity of heifers.

Providers of a popular series of workshops on assisting cattle producers with heifer development have added a southwest Iowa location.  Producers and private business representatives recognize the need for the type of information presented in these workshops and worked to arrange a location near Lenox in early March, says Clint McDonald, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and outreach beef program specialist.

“The session focuses on currently available technologies and management to increase productivity and longevity of heifers and includes topics ranging from health protocols to ration recommendations,” says McDonald. “The Tri-County Veterinary Clinic of Lenox and Clearfield will be conducting on-site ultra-sound evaluations of fall-bred heifers to demonstrate the advantages of early pregnancy detection.”

This session will be held at the Mike Standley farm north of Lenox on March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $15/person and you're asked to pre-register to ensure adequate meal and materials counts. For more information, contact McDonald at 712-355-1034 or Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270. Preregister by calling Harrison County Extension at 712-644-2105.

A list of series and site-specific sponsors is on the Iowa Beef Center website.

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