Livestock

Local Highlights

November 2, 2016

Join ISU Specialists for an outlook on 2016 in grain and livestock agriculture for producers and ag-business professionals.  Resource information will be available to facilitate 2017 decision-making, including the cash rent outlook.

December 1, 2016

Horses, unlike ATVs, can't be put away for the winter just because they're not being used. Horse health and care is a year-round process. Good nutrition, vaccination schedules, parasite control and other care should be continued throughout the winter.

November 30, 2016

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in January or February 2017.

November 30, 2016

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time.

November 28, 2016

 Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Networks are for beginning and early-career farmers looking for an edge in managing and growing their farm business.  The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will provide an opportunity this fall and early spring to address ways to improve business practices and production techniques, tour successful farm operations, and to form a community to share new ideas and profitable farming methods.

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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