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Monday, February 4, 2019

Advanced Calving Clinics - Eastern Iowa

Start Date: 2/4/2019 9:30 AM CST
End Date: 2/4/2019 2:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Maquoketa High School Ag Building

Location:
600 Washington St
Maquoketa, IA  United States 

Organization Name: ISU Beef Extension

Contact:
Denise Schwab
Email: dschwab@iastate.edu
Phone: 3197219624

Frosty, the life-size cow model, will be used to demonstrate various techniques to help ease calving difficulties and increase live calves. Both clinics will be held on Monday, Feb. 4. The first will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maquoketa at the Maquoketa High School Ag Building, 600 Washington St. The second will run from 5 to 10 p.m. In Independence at the Heartland Acres Event Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd.

Presenters, their affiliations and topics are below.
Classroom segments

  • Dr. Katy Lippolis, Iowa State assistant professor and extension cow-calf specialist: Challenges of beef cows surrounding calving, and using nutrition and management to ensure healthy calves, successful rebreeding rates and improved performance.
  • Dr. Grant Dewell, Iowa State extension beef veterinarian and associate professor: neonatal calf care, including colostrum management, first-day care and vaccine protocols.

Hands-on segments

  • Dr. Caitlyn Wiley, Iowa State clinical assistant professor: tips and tricks to ease calving and demonstration of techniques to simplify pulling malpresentations to result in more live calves, both with the aid of Frosty.
  • Dr. Mike Slattery of Risius Family Veterinary Clinic will present at Maquoketa and Dr. Jim McMillan of Winthrop Veterinary Clinic will present at Independence. They will discuss and demonstrate ways to provide first aid to both cow and calf around time of delivery, and share information on providing emergency care before a vet can arrive to help ensure a healthy start and reduce fresh cow incidences.

Both clinics are free of charge thanks to a grant from the Iowa Beef Center and the generous support of Zoetis. Please preregister by Jan. 25 by calling the Benton County Extension office at 319-472-4739. See the program flyer.