Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.

The workshops will focus on beef cow replacement, cow-calf drylot production and fescue grazing facts and myths. Iowa State Extension and Outreach beef specialist Joe Sellers says the two evening workshops will run from 6:30-9 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • May 19 – Pizza Ranch, 708 North Grand Ave., Mount Pleasant
  • May 20 – Pizza Ranch, 1009 North 1st Ave., Winterset

“University of Nebraska Beef Cow Specialist Rick Rasby will provide an update on research they are doing feeding cow-calf pairs in drylot environments during traditional spring, summer or fall grazing seasons,” Sellers said. “This is an opportunity for cattle producers to ask questions about lactating beef cow rations of forages, crop residues and grains used as feed during calving time.”

Workshop Topics

  • Beef Cow Replacement Strategies – Rick Rasby, beef cow specialist, University of Nebraska Extension, Lincoln
  • Tall Fescue Facts and Myths – Joe Sellers, beef specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames
  • Update on University of Nebraska Beef Cow-Calf Drylot Production Research – Rick Rasby

Dinner buffet is available for payment upon arrival; there is no additional fee for the workshop. Registration begins at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Sellers by phone at 641-203-1270 or email at or Patrick Wall by phone at 515-450-7665 or email at

For more information see the program flier.