Orange City, Iowa — Consumers are telling beef packers they want to know how the beef they eat is being raised, and packers are listening. Packers are beginning to request that feedlot producers complete a feedlot self-assessment detailing how the cattle are cared for.
To help producers learn how to complete this assessment, one-hour workshops are being held in northwest Iowa.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, invite Northwest Iowa feedlot operators to take part.
Beef Program Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, Beth Doran, says that the purpose of each field day is to educate feedlot operators on how to complete the Beef Quality Assurance feedyard self-assessment.
She tells us about the assessments.
She gives us some idea of what the assessments ask.
Both field days are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM and will last about an hour. Pre-registration is encouraged so adequate supplies and refreshments can be prepared.
Field days will be hosted at the following locations on the specified date:
July 8, 2016
Winter Feedlots, Inc.
17638 Fir Avenue, Akron, IA.
If planning to attend, RSVP to Janelle Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach – Plymouth County at 712-546-7835.
July 13, 2016
Ron and Clayton Christensen Feedlot
3965 170th Avenue, Spencer, IA.
If planning to attend, RSVP to Sarah Dirks, ISU Extension and Outreach – Clay County at 712-262-2264.
For more information, contact Doran at 712-737-4230.