The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University are asking for help from Midwest cattle producers who raise cows and calves in confinement. ISU and IBC are conducting a survey of confined cow-calf producers and are seeking participants.
The main goal of this project is to determine the common management practices used, the incidence and importance of animal disease, and the nutritional management practices in confined cow-calf operations.
“We want to improve our understanding of how these operations are managed so we can better serve producer needs through research and educational activities,” says Terry Engelken, an ISU veterinary professor.
Data collected stays confidential
All data collected will be completely confidential, and no individual answers will be published. Any presentation of the results of the survey will have all answers compiled from all participants. All questions are optional. “We hope to complete our data collection and analysis by this fall so producer educational programming may be planned and begin in 2020,” he says.
The survey is available online and in paper version. Request a paper copy by contacting Terry Engelken at 515-294-2192. A stamped return envelope will be included so you can mail the completed survey back at no charge. You can email Engelken if you have questions.