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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?IMG950455

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!

Recently, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) published videos from the Calving Under Roof Field Day that Accu-Steel was apart of last year, 2016. The videos feature experts who help Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers successfully and responsibly grow their farms. The field day addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about calving under roof.

Why Watch the CSIF Videos?

With less pasture ground available, more farmers are looking for feasible solutions to do more with less space. Calving under roof has become a solution to solve Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmersthe problem. To showcase the “under roof” options, CSIF has hosted Calving Under Roof events with the help of industry partners including Accu-Steel. These buildings allow farmers to easily access and monitor their animals while also protecting them from harsh Iowa winters.

 

At the Calving Under Roof Field Day in 2016, experts provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about calving under roof, including management, cattle health, economics, rules and regulations, nutrition and building design. The videos also include farm families who share strategies they’ve used to successfully grow their farms with the addition of a calving barn. One of these families will be at the upcoming Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium on the producer panel.

How to Watch the Videos:

The insight offered on the videos provides perspectives that can help Iowa farmers determine if this type of production system is an option for their farm. We have a couple videos in our Gallery on our website. Otherwise, you can go directly to CSIF’S video collection here!

 

Are you considering an expansion of the cow herd to help meet the demand for Beef? Are you looking for a revenue source within the Beef Industry that will allow the next generation a chance to come back to the farm? With less grazing land available, increased cost of land ownership and surplus feedstuffs in the cornbelt; now may be the time to consider Cow-Calf confinement or semi-confinement. This Symposium is designed to allow you the chance to gain the insight needed to consider cow-calf confinement as a viable beef production model for the future.Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium

 

Accu-Steel is thrilled to be a part of the Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium in Omaha, NE, with one of our dealers, Central Confinement Service! We have been working closely with the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), the Iowa Cattlmen’s Association, the Nebraska Cattlemen, and the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (A FAN) to ensure this symposium is a success.

What to expect at the Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium

This Symposium is a two day informational event to help you gain knowledge about the confinement options available. Whether the cattle are under roof or in a lot. Come listen to speakers on nutrition, financing and much more. There will also be a producer panel so you can hear all about their experiences and ask the questions you’ve been itching to ask! Don’t worry, there will be meals and snacks at the symposium as well!

When, Where, and How to Register

The Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium is at the Hotel RL/Coco Keys Resort (Formally the Ramada Inn) in Omaha, NE. Doors open at 1:00 PM and the event officially starts at 2:00PM on March 21st, 2017. Click here to register and see the full agenda!

 

We’ll see you at the Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium March 21st through the 22nd!

Accu-Steel’s hectic trade show season is underway with several upcoming shows! We enjoy getting out of the office to speak with you about your operation and answer any questions you may have. Keep reading this post and check back often to find out where we are going next! We’ll see you there!

Iowa Power Farming ShowIowa Power Farming Show

The Iowa Power Farming Show is a 3 day event being held January 31st to February 2nd, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. This is a large event to showcase new products and get instant feedback from you! We hope to see you there and are eager to share our knowledge with you. Whether you are looking for grain storage, commodity storage, hay storage, or a cattle building, we’ve got you covered! We are in booth #807. Click here to learn more and get $5 off your registration!

NCBA Trade ShowNCBA Show

The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is a 3 day event that starts on February 1st and ends on the 3rd, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. The convention and trade show create a unique, fun environment for cattle industry members to come together to network and create policy for the industry. If you’re in the cattle business, then you need to be at this show! The President of Accu-Steel, Jason Owen, along with our knowledgeable dealer from Central Confinement Services will be at booth #171! Click here to learn more about the NCBA and register to attend today! Contact Amy at [email protected] for promotional codes to save on your registration.

Iowa Beef ExpoIowa Beef Expo

The Iowa Beef Expo is an 8 day event that is held from February 12th to the 19th, 2017, at the Iowa State Fairground’s Cattle Barn in Des Moines, Iowa. This event showcases products for all fields in the Pets and Veterinary Industry. In addition to the trade show you will have the opportunity to witness the judging contests and sales. All exhibitors, including Accu-Steel, will be exhibiting the latest and advanced products and services related to agriculture, beef and livestock industry, animal nutrition, livestock equipment, and beef system. There will also be suppliers and producers of all kinds of products and services related to the beef industry! We will be in booth #347 February 13th through the 16th featuring our latest designs. Click here to learn more about the Iowa Beef Expo!

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 conferencesThree-State Beef Conference 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 Feedlot Forum 2017management 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]

Cornbelt Cow-Calf ConferenceCornbelt Conference

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!

Upcoming Event

One of Accu-Steel’s amazing dealers, Brent Strahm with Greenfield Contractors, will be attending the Iowa County Engineers Conference (ICEA). Members of the county engineering staff find this conference provides information to aid them in the design, construction and operation of the transportation system in the county. You will learn about innovations in concrete and asphalt pavements as well as gravel road and shoulder stabilization. Attending this conference will provide discussions regarding cement modified soil design and construction as well as sustainable paving and stringless paving and much more!Salt/Sand Conference

 

Consultants, equipment and material vendors find the Iowa County Engineers Conference (ICEA) to be the place to make direct contact with those in charge of county procurement of equipment and services. Brent will be attending the conference to learn, just like you, and he will be a great source to discuss our buildings and the benefits they provide to salt, sand, and deicing storage as well as equipment storage. Stop by the booth to find out more!

When and Where

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We will be there December 6-7, 2016 in Ames, Iowa in The Scheman Building which is located in the Iowa State Center on the Iowa State University campus.

How to Register

Please visit the ICEA’s website to register and learn more about this event. Just follow this link: http://register.extension.iastate.edu/icea

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