Articles related to Livestock

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 12:01

High feed costs in 2011, a smaller calf crop and a slow economy will linger into 2012; these and new factors affecting profitability will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2012 on Jan. 17 in Sioux Center.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 14:27

The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference (CCCC), a premier educational event for cow-calf producers, will offer a comprehensive package of information on Jan. 21 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 14:50

Iowa State University’s swine teaching farm started composting mortalities eight years ago in an effort to increase biosecurity practices. Swine farms manager Jay Lampe said the move was positive.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 16:04

The Iowa Learning Farms’ December webinar, to be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at noon, will feature Ryan Harr, who will discuss patch-burn grazing as part of the multi-state Restoration Ecology in Working Landscapes project.
 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 08:43

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 76 locations in Iowa, and four locations in surrounding states. Commercial manure applicators can meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements by attending.

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 16:41

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 2012.

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 11:15

Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists are teaming up to offer regional risk management educational seminars for producers and allied industry representatives in early December.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 09:06

Five eastern Iowa cattle producers are sharing their grazing annual cover crops experiences during a series of field days this month as part of a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) farmer grant program to demonstrate the use of annual cover crops for extending the grazing season and increasing the grazing opportunities following grain production.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 08:53

The 2011 Iowa Forage and Grassland Conference is set for Nov. 21-22 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. It will offer expert presentations and technological innovations on a variety of grassland and forage topics.