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.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 15:03
Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus® 2.0 program, which will be launched at the World Pork Expo in June.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 14:16
The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will conduct a bull selection clinic prior to the bull sale held by Iowa Cattlemen’s Association at the Tama Livestock Auction, Tama on Friday, May 3. The two-hour clinic is scheduled so attendees can go to the bull sale immediately following the session and use the information from the clinic.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 10:15
A new spreadsheet that can help pork producers and seedstock suppliers make better decisions is now available from the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 08:50
The 20th annual “Update for Veterinarians” program by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center features a full day of education focused on beef cattle and will be held May 15 at the Iowa State McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 08:32
The Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open has some changes for its 2013 occasion, beginning with an earlier date on Wednesday, June 26, at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, the day before Iowa State’s annual Iowa Swine Day.
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 07:41
Iowa State University student Nick Boddicker was recognized by the National Swine Improvement Federation with its Lauren L. Christian Memorial Graduate Student Award. Boddicker, a Newhall native, is a doctoral student in animal breeding and genetics, including the use of genetic traits as a means of improving animal health.
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 07:27
Iowa State University animal science professor Ken Stalder is the 2012 recipient of the National Swine Improvement Federation’s Charles Stanislaw Memorial Distinguished Service Award.
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 10:36
Iowa grazing supporters are planning the 2013 Iowa Grazing Conference for June 25-26. They encourage those who use grazing in their livestock operations to put the date on their calendars now.