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December All Things Beef Workshop to Focus on Feed

Looking for something to fill the need for nutrition information for your cattle during the coming months? The Dec. 5 session of the All Things Beef workshop series in Afton could be just the ticket. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist Chris Clark said this session will help producers with feeding decisions while keeping a close eye on costs.

"We'll look at nutritional requirements for your cattle and developing rations to meet those requirements," he said. "We'll also talk about stretching available forage supply and determining which low-cost rations could be right for you."

Clark, Jodi Hitz with ISU Extension and Outreach Union County and Dawn Dugan with ISU Extension and Outreach Ringgold County worked together to plan, organize and host these workshops to meet the needs and interests of area producers.

"Each session will be held at the Afton Community Center in Afton, and there will be no charge for the program," he said. "We are asking people to preregister for each session they would like to attend. We are planning to provide a light supper and preregistration helps with our preparation."

Remaining dates and topics in the series are Jan. 9, 2024, calving management with a calving model for hands-on practice, and Feb. 5, 2024, preparing your pasture for spring. All sessions run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The community center is located at 240 N Douglas in Afton, and preregistration can be made by calling either the Ringgold County Extension Office at 641-464-3333 or the Union County Extension Office at 641-782-8426. You also can email the Union County office at

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