ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team July Webinar to Focus on Controlling Nuisance Birds on Dairies

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues Wednesday, July 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This program will focus on controlling nuisance birds on dairies.

Wildlife Biologist with USDA Wildlife Services Ernie Colboth will discuss controlling nuisance bird populations on dairies, disease issues associated with large amounts of birds and contamination and consumption of livestock feed.

Colboth is a graduate of Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture with emphasis in Natural Resources. He began his career with Wildlife Services, in the Missouri program, supporting the US Air Force at Whiteman AFB and moved to Iowa in 2004. He will have 25 years of service with Wildlife Services in August 2021. Colboth provides both technical and direct control assistance to state and federal agencies, city municipalities, businesses, and private individuals. He began providing individual assistance to dairy farmers and feedlot producers in 2004.

Producers, dairy consultants, and industry representatives can attend the webinar live at There is no registration or fee associated with the webinar. The webinar will also be archived for later viewing at

For more information, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Specialist in your area. In Northwest Iowa, Fred M. Hall, or 712-737-4230; in Northeast Iowa, Jennifer Bentley, or 563-382-2949; or Larry Tranel, or 563-583-6496.

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