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August 3, 2011
By Iowa State University Extension

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isucattletourAugust 3, 2011, Vinton, IA
– East central Iowa beef producers are invited to a Jones County Cattle
Facility Tour on August 22. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach
beef program specialist Denise Schwab said the tour will provide timely
information on raising cattle in monoslope buildings, hoop barns and open lots.
August 3, 2011, Vinton, IA
– East central Iowa beef producers are invited to a Jones County Cattle
Facility Tour on August 22. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach
beef program specialist Denise Schwab said the tour will provide timely
information on raising cattle in monoslope buildings, hoop barns and open lots.

“This tour will help
producers learn about raising beef cattle responsibly and successfully, while
meeting regulatory demands and enhancing their cattle management skills,”
Schwab said. “They’ll also learn about capturing manure value, enhancing
neighbor relationships and identifying best locations for new facilities.”

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The tour begins at 1:30
p.m. at the Marty Burlage farm north of Monticello at 3358 333rd Ave. and
continues to the Adam and Craig Manternach farm and the Todd Bergfeld farm
south of Cascade. Following the tour, the northeast regional meeting of the
Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall
in Cascade at 6 p.m. A meal is part of this meeting.

Coordinators of the
educational tours include the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), ICA
and ISU Extension. Staff from CSIF, ICA and ISU Extension; local sponsors; and
the farmers themselves will present information on effective management
strategies for their farms, the economic incentives that make cattle feeding an
attractive business option for Iowa farmers and more. Learn how each cattle
farmer manages the cattle, the facility and the manure in the barn or in the
lot.

There is no cost to attend
the tour or for the meal thanks to sponsorship from Accu-Steel Cover Buildings,
Cargill Animal Nutrition, Commander Buildings, Iowa Beef Systems, Merck Animal
Health
, Merial Animal Health and Stahlberg Concrete. For more information, tour
directions or information on how to register, contact Schwab by email at
dschwab@iastate.edu or by phone at 319-721-9624.


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