Dairy: Larry Tranel

Larry Tranel

Counties Served
  • Buchanan
  • Delaware
  • Dubuque
  • Benton
  • Linn
  • Jones
  • Jackson
 
Point of Contact
  • Iowa
  • Johnson
  • Cedar
  • Clinton
  • Muscatine
  • Scott
  • Washington
  • Keokuk
  • Louisa
  • Wapello
  • Jefferson
  • Henry
  • Des Moines
  • Davis
  • Van Buren
  • Lee
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, New Zealand, Ireland, Moldova and Canada on various mission and farm consultant activities
Education
  • 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
Awards/Honors/Publications
  • Recipient of National Farm and Ranch Financial Management Award, NACAA, 1993
  • NACAA Search for Excellence Award
  • Economics of Dairy Grazing
  • Economics of Alternative Dairy Grazing Scenarios I and II
  • Sharemilking in the Midwest
  • Rotational Grazing and Soil Phosporus Balance
  • Dollars and Sense--A Handbook for Seasonal Grass Based Dairying
  • Remodeling Your Dairy
  • Which Herds are Most Profitable
  • Feeding Dairy Cows on Pasture
  • Raising Dairy Heifers on Pasture
  • Managing Dairy Farm Finances
  • DAIRY TRANS 2.0 Financial Software
  • and numerous other fact sheets through Extension View newsletter
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