Dairy: Larry Tranel

Larry Tranel

Counties Served
  • Benton
  • Buchanan
  • Delaware
  • Dubuque
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Linn
Point of Contact
  • Cedar
  • Clinton
  • Davis
  • Des Moines
  • Henry
  • Iowa
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Keokuk
  • Lee
  • Louisa
  • Muscatine
  • Scott
  • Van Buren
  • Wapello
  • Washington
Areas of Expertise
  • Production, nutrition and farm management education in dairy and beef
  • Dairy milk quality and mastitis prevention
  • Trouble shooting livestock problems
  • New and remodeled freestall/parlor and other livestock facility planning
  • Utilization of forages
  • Management intensive grazing
  • Farm family labor/personnel management.
Frequent Clients

ISU Extension county directors, Agri-businesses, Dairy and Livestock farm families, council members

Joined ISU Extension

June, 1999

Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Dairy/Farm Management Agent, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Iowa County, 1989-1999
  • Iowa County Extension Department Chair, 1990-99
  • Dairy Producer 1986-99
  • Travels to Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Prortugal, Italy, Germany, Belbium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Tanzania, Moldova, and throughout the United States on various mission, Extension and farm consulting activities
  • Psy. D. Pastoral Psychology, Graduate Theological Foundation, 2008
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville,1988
  • B.S., Ag Economics, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1986
  • B.S., International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1986
  • NACAA Pinnacle Award, 2003
  • President's Volunteer Service Award
  • NACAA Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient of National Farm and Ranch Financial Management Award, NACAA, 1993
  • NACAA Search for Excellence Award
  • Economics of Manure Management
  • Economics of Robotic Milking
  • Economics of Low Cost Parlors
  • Economics of Organic Dairying
  • Economics of Dary Grazing
  • Economics of Alternative Dair Grazing Scenaries I and II
  • Sharemilking in the Midwest
  • Dollars and Sense - A Handbook for Seasonal Grass Based Dairying
  • Remodeling Your Dairy - Cost Effective Facilities
  • TRANS Iowa Low Cost Milking Parlors
  • Which Herds are Most Profitable?
  • Income Over Feed Cost Calculator
  • Feeding Dair Cows on Pasture
  • Raising Dairy Heifers on Pasture 
  • What's it Cost to Raise Heifers?
  • Managing Diary Farm Finances
  • DAIR TRANS 4.44 Financial Analysis Software
  • and numerous other fact sheets through Extension Newslettter 
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