Boots in the Barn: Women in Cattle Production
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton, Delaware, and Dubuque Counties are partnering to offer Boots in the Barn: Women in Cattle Production. A three course series for women involved in cattle production.

Register for all three sessions for just $25.
Dairy Herd sessions will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Jan. 4, 11, & 18.
Beef Herd sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, 11, & 18.
Registration is due by Dec 28th online. Or download the form here and return to the Delaware County Extension Office 1417 N. Franklin St. in Manchester.

Download and print the brochure here: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dairyteam/files/events/files/Brochure%20final.pdf

Educational topics will include:
January 4, 2018

Dyersville Commercial Club (225 11th St. SE, Dyersville, IA 52040)

Dairy Herd Basics (1:00-3:00 p.m.) – Milk Quality with Jennifer Bentley ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist

Dr. Leo Timms, ISU State Extension Dairy Specialist, will discuss milk quality; explaining the how’s and whys of pathogens affecting udder health. Get a hands-on look of an udder to better understand the function and importance of udder health.

Beef Herd Basics (6:30-8:30 p.m.)— Health & Management with Denise Schwab ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist, will discuss the annual management calendar, and a local vet will discuss basic cow herd health.

January 11, 2018

Three Rivers FS Fast Stop (32199 Old Castle Rd, Dyersville, IA 52040)

Dairy Herd Basics (1:00-3:00 p.m.) – Calving Management with Jennifer Bentley ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist

Dr. Grant Dewell, ISU Extension veterinarian, will bring “Frosty the cow” out for a hands-on workshop of calving time management, dystocia, and delivery methods.

Beef Herd Basics (6:30-8:30 p.m.)— Calving Management with Denise Schwab ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist.

Dr. Grant Dewell, ISU Extension veterinarian, will bring “Frosty the cow” out for a hands-on workshop of calving time management, dystocia, and delivery methods.

January 18, 2018

Dyersville Commercial Club (225 11th St. SE, Dyersville, IA 52040)

Dairy Herd Basics (1:00-3:00 p.m.)– Nutrition, Feeds, Forages with Jennifer Bentley ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Field Specialist

Dr. Hugo Ramirez, ISU State Extension Dairy Specialist, will discuss what makes a quality TMR and ways to assess the TMR before and after it’s delivered. Learn how to use simple tools like the Shaker Box and Koster Moisture Tester. Women are encouraged to bring a sample of their farm’s corn silage for discussion.

Beef Herd Basics(6:30-8:30 p.m.)— Nutrition, Feed Management with Denise Schwab ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist,

Dr. Hugo Ramirez, ISU State Extension Dairy Specialist, will discuss making and managing quality silage. Schwab will discuss feed budgeting and cost control.

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