Beef Marketing and Economic Update Sessions Scheduled

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Cattle in feedlot.

New series focuses on economics and marketing.

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering a series of forums across the state that will focus on beef markets and economics. Four meetings will be held from Feb. 24 through March 2 with location details below.

Iowa State University extension beef specialists are coordinating the forums with topics focusing on timely topics for beef producers including risk management, pricing, and market issues.

Dr. Lee Schulz, ISU Extension livestock economist, will speak at each location with specific topics for each. Market outlook, risk management, beef pricing from the producer to the consumer, competitive and transparent market proposals and USDA market reports are among the topics. ISU Extension beef specialists will review Iowa Feedlot performance data.

Meeting times and arrangements vary by location. For more information on the individual meetings please get in touch with the contact person listed for each meeting.

Thursday, Feb. 24. 6:30 p.m. at the Scott County Extension office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf. Meal provided. Advance registration is required by Feb. 15 for meal count. Contact the Scott County Extension office at 563-359-7577 to register. Questions? Contact Denise Schwab.

Friday, Feb. 25. 9:30 a.m. at the New Vienna Fire Station, 7271 Columbus St, New Vienna. No preregistration needed. Questions? Contact Denise Schwab.

Monday, Feb 28. 10 a.m.-noon Cobblestone Inn and Suites, 211 Indorf Ave., Holstein. Lunch to follow. Register by Feb. 23 by calling 712-225-6196. Questions? Contact Beth Doran.

Wednesday, March 2. 1:30-4 p.m. Wallace Learning Center, 53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis. Preregistrations are requested by contacting the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or the East Pottawattamie County Extension Office at 712-482-6449. Questions? Contact Dan Loy.


The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit

Russ Euken, Iowa State University Extension livestock specialist, 641-923-2856,


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