CSIF Launches Calving Under Roof Videos
Brian Waddingham | Executive Director
Industry experts share insight into economics, cattle health and reducing feed costs
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 1, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) launched a series of videos featuring experts to help Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers successfully and responsibly grow their farms. The brief videos include snapshots from the recent “Calving Under Roof Field Day” that addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about calving under roof and can be accessed at www.supportfarmers.com/calving.
At the field day, experts provided attendees with 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 shared strategies they’ve used to successfully grow their farms with the addition of a calving barn.
“The field day provided Iowa’s cattle farmers with the opportunity to hear from industry experts, visit with other cow-calf producers, see firsthand cows calving under roof and talk to the farmers that are doing it successfully,” says CSIF Executive Director Brian Waddingham. The insight offered on the videos provides unique perspectives that may help farmers determine if this type of production system is a feasible option for their farm.”
The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was created by farmers to help farmers raise livestock successfully and responsibly. It’s a joint partnership involving the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Egg Council, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.
The non-profit, non-partisan organization provides assistance to farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families wanting a helping hand can contact the coalition at 1-800-932-2436.