Articles related to Livestock

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:40

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University is offering a new spreadsheet that estimates hay cost per bale or ton and grazing cost per day for CRP forage. ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers developed the spreadsheet.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 13:48

Iowa crop and livestock producers dealing with drought–related issues heard from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists during a webinar Wednesday, July 25 on options available to them. Presentations made by the Extension crops, livestock and farm management teams were recorded and are now available.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 10:54

Tanks that are used to haul nitrogen-based fertilizer should not be used to transport any type of drinking water supply for animals, advises Steve Ensley, of Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 11:40

There are several reasons why producers need to know how to handle and feed drought-damaged corn in silage form, according to Steve Ensley of Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) department.

Monday, July 23, 2012 - 10:43

Cow-calf producers should consider weaning calves now to help reduce the demand on pastures and get cows in better condition prior to winter, according to Denise Schwab, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Early weaning does require good weaning management; Schwab outlines management steps.

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 13:47

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is organizing two Dealing with Drought 2012 meetings on Thursday, Aug. 2. The sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Heritage Events Center in Cresco, and at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar River Complex Auditorium in Osage.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:17

Iowa crop and livestock producers dealing with drought–related issues are invited to attend an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach webinar Wednesday, July 25 to learn more about options available to them. County extension offices will be hosting the 1- 3 p.m. webinar. There is no charge to attend the webinar.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 15:21

Dan Huyser is a new agricultural engineering program specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach serving northeast Iowa. He brings a diverse background to the position, which he started in May.

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 10:30

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® advisors during a training session Aug. 23 on the Iowa State University campus.