Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 07:29
Following a successful pilot season in 2012, the Certified Grazier Program is being expanded to two southern Iowa locations this year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers said the program is ideal for those who have experience with grazing and want more detailed information on tools and techniques.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 07:27
Pork producers will have a world of information available to them at the Iowa Swine Day on June 27. The event at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State campus begins at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:54
A four-part beef management discussion series has been scheduled for Iowa State University’s McNay Research and Demonstration Farm southwest of Chariton. The session dates are June 18, July 16, Aug. 26 and Sept. 10.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 13:57
Producers who graze livestock are encouraged to register now for the 2013 Iowa Grazing Conference being held June 25-26 in Creston. This year’s event has classroom and field experiences.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 09:18
Golf registrations are coming in for the 2013 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, and Iowa State University animal science professor John Mabry reminded people of this year’s earlier date.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 07:16
Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers’ use of feed-related coproducts from ethanol production. Livestock producers are invited to take the survey online until June 19.
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 14:00
A 1 p.m. pasture walk featuring cows grazing a cover crop of rye and hairy vetch, grass finishing, and an introduction to a new bird friendly marketing opportunity will be Wednesday, May 22 at the Dan Specht farm near Marquette.
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:15
With the advent of county fair swine shows in Iowa just a few weeks from now, there are specific steps that exhibitors and fair attendees can follow to decrease health risks for animals and people at these events.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:02
The 2012 drought and subsequent low quality hay supplies for winter feeding mean cows don’t have normal liver stores of vitamin A, and without supplementation cows will potentially be deficient in vitamin A. That can lead to a variety of calf health problems.
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:03
A Webster City business, Iowa’s First, has taken a proactive approach to circumventing the economic losses in livestock production by moving into fish farming. Mark and Jeff Nelson are producing hybrid striped bass in their unused hog facility. With the assistance of ISU Extension and Outreach they hope to create an aquaculture hub in central Iowa.