(Le Mars) — Cow-calf operators will want to attend a seminar scheduled for next Monday, March 4th to be held at the Le Mars Convention Center lower level beginning at 1:00 p.m. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist for northwest Iowa Beth Doran says the seminar will primarily focus the health and nutritional factors of cows ready to calve during these cold and snowy weather days.
Doran says the seminar is to serve as an update for local cow-calf producers.
The ISU beef specialist says a second topic for discussion will focus on the 2018 Farm Bill, and how it relates to cow-calf producers.
Doran says with the recent snowfalls, many cows left in the harvested cornfields to graze are not getting the needed nutritional value from the cornstalks.
Doran says the result could be lower birthing weights, along with more calving difficulties due to the cow and the calf are weak. Registration is set at $5 per person, and Doran asks participants to pre-register with the Plymouth County Extension office. Additional seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th at Sac City and Wednesday, March 6th at Rock Rapids.