Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:58
Iowa State University student Caitlyn Abell won the 2011 Lauren L. Christian Graduate Student Award from the National Swine Improvement Federation.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 16:26
The National Sheep Symposium will bring top sheep production experts from across the United States to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on July 27 and 28. Speakers will discuss how to increase the number of lambs born per ewe, increase the survival of lambs born and improve the lean meat yield from those lambs.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:14
Sponsorships and golf registrations are now being accepted for the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event is set for Tuesday, July 24, at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:12
A three-day, three-state beef production bus tour is planned for July 16-18. Joe Sellers, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, is working with agribusinesses to plan and host the trip through southern Iowa, northern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 12:55
Beef producers interested in learning how to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources will want to consider attending the popular southern Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series. The first session will be held May 24.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 15:05
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has developed a new plastic version as a replacement for metal swine identification tags. The tags are available from Iowa practicing veterinarians and are considered official ID for both intrastate and interstate transport of swine.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 13:27
The 19th annual “Update for Veterinarians” will focus on topics of specific interest to beef practitioners. Register now for the May 30 workshop at the ISU McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:03
Educational materials developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with industry and agency partners are assisting small beef and dairy feedlot producers in their effort to decrease potential manure impacts on water quality.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 14:16
Dan Loy, who led the Iowa Beef Center in an interim capacity for two years, has been named permanent director. Loy is just the third director for the center, which began in 1996 through a legislative mandate.
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:52
Proper management of furnace and ventilation controller settings in hog buildings can reduce propane and electricity costs. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach illustrates the impact controller settings can have on furnace run time and energy consumption in swine production facilities.