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Beef Management Update Features Grazing and Calving Topics

15:34PM May 02, 2014

Beef producers interested in learning more about fescue management and comparing fall versus spring calving should plan to attend one of two upcoming beef management update sessions in southern Iowa. The sessions are May 20 and May 21 and feature animal science professor and beef cow specialist Ken Coffey from the University of Arkansas.

Joe Sellers, beef program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and session organizer, said Coffey will be in the area for the annual veterinarian update May 21 at the McNay farm. "We’re pleased to be able to offer producers these two opportunities to hear Dr. Coffey speak on grazing and calving," Sellers said.

The May 20 update will be held at the Afton Community Center on the west side of the town square. The May 21 location is the Rathbun Regional Water Association Headquarters, 16166 Highway J29.

Session start time is 7 p.m. for both locations. The session cost is $10, payable at the door.

"Coffey will give an update on fescue management, as well as using other pastures during breeding," Sellers said. "He’ll also present information on comparing fall and spring calving, and I’ll talk about supplementation strategies for grazing cattle."

The program flyer is available on the Iowa Beef Center website. For more information, contact Sellers by phone at 641-203-1270 or by email at

Source: Iowa State University Extension