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ISU Armstrong Research Farm will host beef field day

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Program to explore alternative cropping systems, provide calf management tips and insight into the 2023 beef market.

Field peas and forages will headline a beef field day at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research Farm on Friday, Sept. 16. ISU extension beef specialist Erika Lundy-Woolfolk said the field day program is geared toward local beef producers with information on exploring alternative cropping systems, tips for managing calves, and insight into the 2023 beef market.

“This field day is an opportunity to learn about research happening right here in southwest Iowa," she said. "Some of projects we’ll talk about are incorporating field peas into the cropping system, feeding field peas to feedlot cattle, and utilizing annual forages to expand grazing rotations."

Additional topics on the agenda are preparing calves for the feedyard and a beef cattle market outlook. Field day speakers are Lundy-Woolfolk; Dr. Dan Loy, ISU extension beef specialist; Dr. Dan Thomson, professor of animal science; Dr. Lee Schulz, ISU extension livestock economist; and Sara Lira, research scientist with Corteva Agriscience.

Following the program, an optional farm tour to view the research feedyard and individual intake feeding system will be offered.

The event will take place in the Wallace Foundation Learning Center on the Armstrong Research Farm located at 53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis, Iowa. Preregistration is requested by Wed., Sept. 14. To RSVP, contact Lundy-Woolfolk at [email protected] or 641-745-5902.

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