Continual improvement is an important part of farm management, especially when profitability challenges arise.

That is why the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) is holding two free educational events for cow/calf producers in northeast Iowa in January. The speakers at this year’s Cow/Calf Forums will focus on herd health including strategic deworming and vaccinations. The events will also include a question and answer session with area veterinarians.

“Anytime you can improve the health of your cattle, you’re also going to improve your profits,” says Eric Smith, who serves on the ICA board of directors, representing Winneshiek, Allamakee, Fayette and Clayton counties. “We’re excited to host this event for the second year in a row, and hope that it brings a lot of value to our area cattle producers.”

Any cattle producers or dairy producers are welcome to attend the events, which are free of charge and include a meal. Producers need not be members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association to attend.

Oelwein Cow/Calf Forum

  • Thursday, January 19, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Generations (above Leo's Italian Restaurant) 29 South Frederick, Oelwein, IA 50662
  • RSVP by Friday, January 13 to 515.296.2266 or tristen@iabeef.org

 

Rossville Cow/Calf Forum

  • Thursday, January 19, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Old Rossville Store, 851 Volney Rd, Rossville, IA 52172
  • RSVP by Friday, January 13 to 515.296.2266 or tristen@iabeef.org