Sometimes animals just don’t do what you want them to. If you’re in the beef or dairy business, that could mean anything from lost time to a serious injury or worse. But beef and dairy producers and those who are employed in the beef or dairy business will get a chance to hear some tips and tricks to calm down an anxious herd, and see them demonstrated when Iowa State University Extension offers Animal Care and Handling Seminars in Sioux Center. Extension beef specialist, Dr. Beth Doran tells us about the seminars.
She says the expert coming to teach the seminar will demonstrate his tips and tricks.
Doran says the expert has never seen this set of cattle, so they have no previous experience with one-another. She says he’ll address several situations.
Also, with the prevalence of people who speak Spanish who are working with beef and dairy cattle in northwest Iowa, there will be two sessions of the class. The morning session, from 9 to 12:30 includes lunch, and is in English. The afternoon session, which will be in Spanish begins with lunch at 12:30 and runs until 5. An interpreter will be available to translate.
Doran says people who attend the sessions will also have the opportunity to become Beef Quality Assurance certified, which helps when meat or milk is being marketed.
She says to sign up for one of the sessions, you can call your local county Iowa State University Extension Office.
By Scott Van Aartsen