Accu-Steel recently launched our new mobile sales office at the Nation Cattle Housing & Management Symposium in Sioux Falls, SD on March 30th, 2017. President of Accu-Steel, Jason Owen, attended the symposium and learned even more about cattle buildings and cattle management. Jason is constantly looking for new information to help us be the best in the industry by understanding the cattle business.
Why a Mobile Sales Office?
This mobile sales office will allow us to, essentially, “pop-up” anywhere and have a nice, cozy atmosphere to conduct business. We will be utilizing it often in the next several months at fairs, open-houses, trade shows, etc.
Where are we going next?
Our next stop will be at the North American Snow Conference (NASC) in Des Moines toward the end of April. Stay tuned for details!
Accu-Steel is heading into a very busy season of trade shows, events, forums and conferences! We are excited to be able to visit with you about your operation and how we may be able to provide the perfect solution to your dry storage needs. Keep reading this post and check back often to find out where we are going next!
Three-State Beef Conference
The first event of the upcoming forums and conferences of the year starts on January 10th, 2017 in Creston, Iowa. The 3-State Beef Conference is designed to provide beef cattle producers and agricultural professionals in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska a regular update on current cow-calf and stocker topics. The conference is a forum of specialists from the nation’s leading beef cattle land grant universities. To learn the details and where the next two conferences will be held click here!
Feedlot Forums 2017
The next event we will be attending this year will be the Feedlot Forum. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) is working to help producers with farm management, particularly in the face of profitability challenges, and will be hosting two educational events in western Iowa January 2017 that incorporate risk management strategies. In partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the first Feedlot Forum will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Sioux Center. The topics covered include the Veterinary Feed Directive, feedlot assessments, market volatility, market prices and industry updates. The second Feedlot Forum will be held the next day, Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Carroll. This event will cover topics that are timely and important to the future success of Iowa’s feedlot producers, including market volatility, prices, changes to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manure rules and the Iowa beef checkoff.
Registration for both forums: Sioux Center contact ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office at 712-737-4230. Carroll call 515-296-2266 or email [email protected]
Lastly, for now, is The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference on January 28th, 2017 in Ottumwa, Iowa. This is one of the longest running and most successful conferences of its kind in the Midwest. For over forty years, the conference has provided an opportunity for producers, researchers, and over 100 industry representatives to come together to explore current topics and issues. This concentrated one-day conference focuses on management and production practices that contribute to making the cow-calf business profitable and competitive on a long-term basis. Preregistration is NOT required for this event. Click here to see the brochure!
Accu-Steel will be attending the 2016 Eng Symposium this week in Lincoln, NE! This is a yearly event for universities to present new research findings that target the improvements of beef cow efficiency and profitability by intensive and semi confined production systems. The research is being conducted through grants provided by the Dr. Kenneth & Caroline Eng (-K-) Trust Fund. This year’s symposium will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 5th -6th, 2016 and will be hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Dr. Kenneth & Caroline Eng (-K-) Trust Fund. Attendees will include researchers, students and cattle producers alike.
The event starts on October 5th at 12:00pm and will end on October 6th at 1:00pm.
For more information and to register please follow this link: http://animalscience.unl.edu/eng-symposium
This photo was provided by one of our wonderful dealers, Central Confinement Service, Ltd., that will also be attending the symposium! Please join us at this informative event to learn more about having your cattle under roof!
Iowa County Soil and Water Conservation District, in conjunction with the manufacturer, Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings, and others, will host a livestock waste storage open house and field day on Thursday, September 15th, from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at David Dermody’s farm, just 3.5 miles south of Williamsburg, Iowa. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal prepared by the Iowa County Cattlemen’s Association.
David Dermody is leading by example on his Century Farm by containing the manure that was running off his feedlots and utilizing it as a source of nutrients for his crops. David, and his son Travis, have two hoop buildings that have the capacity of 350 head. They have a cow/calf operation and utilize the buildings to finish the calves. David and Travis will be hosting a walk-thru tour of the facility. They will offer their experiences, changes they’ve made, and the benefits of their hoop buildings. David and Travis will be joined by Andy Smith from Accu-Steel, the manufacturer of the structure, to discuss the benefits of the facilities.
Learn the Benefits for Your Livestock Operation
Speaking at the field day is Greg Brenneman for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) who will be discussing nutrient levels from different types of beef facilities. Patrick Wall, Livestock Specialist for ISUEO will provide information on production practices. Kate Timmerman, District Conservationist for Iowa County Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS) will provide funding options for Agriculture Waste Storage.
Where to Go and How to Register
The field day will be held at the Dermody Farm, 2625 280th St, Williamsburg. From Williamsburg, take 149 south for 3.5 miles. Turn left on 280th St. and head east for 1 mile. Destination will be on the north side of the road. The open house is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Contact Deb Conrad at (319) 668-2359 x3 or email [email protected] for reservations and special accommodations.
Accu-Steel will be at the Calving Under Roof Field-Day hosted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers in conjunction with the building owners. Thanks to our innovative design, your herd will have relief from the hot summer sun, while remaining safe and dry during the winter months. Our structures offer more comfort and flexibility than any other fabric covered building you have seen before. Our Cow/Calf buildings are specifically designed for the needs of your business and the comfort of your herd. With excellent air flow and quality, your animals will remain healthy and stress free. At the Calving Under Roof Field-Day there will be presentations and testimonials on the benefits of calving under roof, followed by tours of the building to get an up-close look at the structure.
We look forward to meeting you on August 25, 2016 starting at 10 AM and ending at 2:30 PM in Linden, Iowa!
For more information on the Calving Under Roof Field-Day
Please visit the Coalition’s website at http://www.supportfarmers.com/
FABRIC BUILDING EXHIBIT IN OSH KOSH, WI
Accu-Steel Inc., Templeton, IA, is exhibiting at the WPS trade show in Osh Kosh, WI, March 30 – April 1, 2016. For three days, farmers from around the Midwest will attend the show to check out the latest in farm machinery, tools and services. Accu-Steel is featuring fabric covered buildings used for equipment, grain and commodity storage buildings. Accu-Steel is also introducing a new series of cattle building. Farmers and ranchers will learn how this new design can optimize finishing in cattle operations and see the special design features for fabric covered cow/calf confinement facilities.