Articles related to Livestock

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 17:19

Beef feedlot operators and others interested in production topics are invited to attend one of three Beef Feedlot Roundtable locations on Feb. 14. These locations, in Garner, Nashua and Manchester, will be linked to a live meeting in West Point, Neb.

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 14:29

The 2012 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is Jan. 21 at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. From maintaining competitiveness in light of high corn prices to applied approaches to genetics, this year’s topics are provided to help producers recognize ways to make their operations more efficient and profitable.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 16:02

Manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators are planned for seven different dates and locations in February. These workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.

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.