Accu-Steel is a proud sponsor of an upcoming informational session, “Calving Under Roof,” which will take place Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Cow-calf operators are invited to attend the free session, where industry experts will provide information regarding health considerations, personal experiences, and rules and regulations that apply to calving under roof. Featured speakers include Bill Iams, a Pennsylvania cattleman who has been successfully calving under roof for five years; Dr. Grant Dewell of Iowa State University, who will address health considerations; Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Field Specialist Kent Mowrer, who will share pertinent rules and regulations; and a panel of farmers who will discuss raising cows and calves under roof. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program set to begin at 12:15 p.m. The day will conclude with a tour of an Accu-Steel cattle barn, beginning at 3:15 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register now.
What: Calving Under Roof Informational Meeting
When: Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Iowa Speedway, Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208
Directions: From I-80, take exit 168. Go south on Iowa Speedway Dr. Turn right on Rusty Wallace Dr.
11:30 a.m. – Lunch served
12:15 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
12:30 p.m. – Why Calve Under Roof? — Bill Iams, Pennsylvania cow-calf farmer
1:15 p.m. – Health Considerations When Calving Under Roof — Dr. Grant Dewell, Iowa State University
2:00 p.m. – Rules and Regulations Impacting Calving in Confinement — Kent Mowrer, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
2:20 p.m. – Farmer panel — Considerations for raising cows and calves under roof
3:00 p.m. – Wrap-up
3:15 p.m. – Adjourn and tour two Accu-Steel buildings