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Cattle handling seminar featuring Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz to be held June 17 in Lanesboro


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

The Minnesota Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program and the Iowa BQA Program will host Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz at cattle handling seminars during June 16-18, 2015. These seminars on effective stockmanship and handling techniques provide cattlemen with the tools to produce safe, healthy, and wholesome beef. The BQA Program is the industry’s gold standard of livestock handling and animal welfare programs to demonstrate the commitment to continually improve sound production practices to build domestic and global beef demand.

“Implementing low-stress cattle handling techniques is not only beneficial for animal welfare, but also increases the quality of beef we produce on our family farms and reduces the human safety risk when working with livestock,” said Doug Bear, Director of Industry Relations at the Iowa Beef Industry Council.

A cattle handling seminar will be held locally on June 17 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Lanesboro Sales Commission Inc., 402 Coffee St. E, Lanesboro, Minn. 55949

The session will include cattle handling basics and handling demonstrations presented by Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz, a chute side demonstration by Zoetis, and BQA Certification hosted by Iowa and Minn. BQA Coordinators. Sponsors of these cattle handling seminars include the Iowa Beef Industry Council (the Beef Checkoff Program), Zoetis, Purina, Quality Liquid Feed, Five Star Co-op, and Silver Edge Cooperative.

Beef producers and industry representatives may attend this session. There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is encouraged. To pre-register, contact Doug Bear, Iowa’s BQA Coordinator at (515) 296-2305 or doug@iabeef.org. Additional information about the Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming BQA events may be found at http://www.iabeef.org/beefqualityassurance.aspx.

3rd annual Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

Friday, October 11 5-9p.m. - $15.00 Saturday, October 12 FREE 10-4p.m. Sunday, October 13 FREE 10-4p.m. Brochure, Tickets & Info at: www.fiberfarmtour.co ..... 
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Livestock: Life long passion

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

By Megan Kiehne Dedication and commitment can lead to great achievement as proven by Ashley Bue, Fillmore County 4-H’er and livestock shower. As soon as Bue was old enough to show beef cattle at the Fillmore County Fair, she was in the arena. Lov ..... 
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Local conservationists to be honored as area finalists at State Soil and Water Conservation District convention

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named Duschee Hills Dairy LLC of Lanesboro as one of eight Area Finalists in the 2012 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program. Pat and Chris Troendle and Ben and Darla ..... 
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Calling all aspiring farmers and everyone who eats meat

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

Lanesboro, MN – Consider this hot question concerning the future supply of beef, chicken and pork: Is it really possible to live a happier, healthier lifestyle and, at the same time, save the family farm, raise animals humanly, reduce your carbon ..... 
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