The Beef Ration and Nutrition Decisions Software packages have been updated after receiving ideas from producers for improvement. These interactive spreadsheets for Microsoft® Excel from the Iowa Beef Center assist producers in balancing rations for their different types of cattle and help them better use home-raised feeds.

BRANDS comes in five modules specific to the producer’s operation and includes three standard edition modules: Beef Cow and Heifer Module, Growing and Breeding Bulls Module, and Feedlot Module. The remaining two modules include a BRANDS set, which includes all three standard edition modules and BRANDS professional edition. For more information, visit the Web site at  or call 515-294-BEEF.