The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Heifer Development 3 program in Atlantic has been rescheduled for February 8, 2016. The Iowa caucuses and new snow forecast for the original date of February 1 led site host ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Chris Clark to reschedule the event for the following Monday.
“I hope rescheduling to February 8 will allow more producers to attend. We heard from several people that wanted to come but could not attend because of the caucuses. And it sounds like we may have some weather to contend with as well. We want to be accommodating and do what works best for area beef producers,” said Chris Clark, ISUEO Beef Specialist.
The program will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Cass County Community Center. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. “There will be an opportunity to visit with our sponsors during that check-in/registration time prior to the actual start of the presentation. We are partnering with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA), ABS Global, Accelerated Genetics, Select Sires and Merial to conduct this series and most of those sponsors will be represented at the Cass County site,” added Clark.
This is the third installment of the heifer development series, building on our 2011 and 2014 programs on yearling and first-calf heifer best management practices, respectively. The focus of this year’s series is on current genetic and phenotypic selection tools that can be utilized to improve cow longevity and enhance lifetime productivity.
A catered meal will be served. The cost is $20 when pre-registered three days prior to event. (The new pre-registration deadline is February 5th.) Walk-in registration is $25 per person with no guarantee of meal.