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.
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 09:58
People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® advisors are invited to attend a session set for Aug. 23 at Kildee Hall on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 14:53
As dry conditions continue, cattle producers need to look at numerous management practices to help stretch their feed supply and maintain performance and reproduction in the cow herd. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab offers a few strategies that may help.
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 14:47
As the drought continues, cattle producers are asking how to stretch their pastures. There are two major techniques that may be pursued, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Denise Schwab.
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:34
Blue-green algae blooms are already being reported in Iowa lakes, ponds, rivers and streams this summer and creating a risk to livestock. During blue-green algae blooms, toxin concentrations can reach very high levels and can produce severe adverse reactions, including human and livestock fatalities, if that water is consumed.
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 15:49
With continuing weather forecasts of temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and heat index topping 100 degrees in Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell reminds beef cattle producers that properly preparing for these weather conditions is vital to maintaining herd health.