Livestock

Local Highlights

March 3, 2017

Allamakee County 4-H Council members are hosting a hands-on educational workshop for youth interested in the Rabbit Project area.

February 28, 2017

All 4-H members wanting to exhibit any beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goat, poultry, or rabbits MUST be Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) certified to be eligible to show at the 2017 Allamakee County Fair and/or the Iowa State Fair.

January 27, 2017

Beef producers who are interested in software to help with balancing rations will want to check out the Iowa Beef Center’s newly updated Beef Ration and Nutrition Decision Software (BRaNDS) ration balancing software. Association scientist Garland Dahlke recently completed this update and said the new version is more user friendly and now reflects the updated guidelines in the recently released "Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle."

September 8, 2016

Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to livestock and crops management this harvest season.  Many of the effects are yet to be determined as the standing crop still grows and each field and/or farm is affected differently.

August 30, 2016

Winneshiek County Extension has received funding for a new project supporting beginning farmers in the five counties of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek.

Manure applicator training for Commercial or Confinement will be held on the first Friday, at 9:00 a.m. during the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. You must call and register at least one day in advance. If no reservations are received, the program will be cancelled. If there is a request for training on a day other than scheduled, there will be a $10 fee.

Extension Resources:
Iowa Beef Center

ISU Extension Dairy Team

Iowa Pork Industry Center
eXtension - Dairy
eXtension - Horse
NE Iowa Dairy Foundation Center

Associations:
Iowa Cattleman's Association 
Iowa State Dairy Association
Midwest Dairy Association
Dairy Breed Associations 
American Dairy Goat Association 
Iowa Pork Producers Association 
American Rabbit Breeders Assoc. 
American Kennel Club 
Iowa Sheep Industry Association 
Iowa Meat Goat Association 
Iowa Egg Council 
Iowa Beef Industry Council

Publications
Livestock Enterprise Budgets

Newsletters

ISUE Dairy News
Newsletters written by ISUE Dairy Team

Snouts & Tails
Go to the bottom of the page to view Newsletters written by Mark Storlie:

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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