Sherry Hoyer
Iowa Beef Center | Iowa Pork Industry Center

515-294-4496
shoyer@iastate.edu 

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For nearly 50 years, the swine teaching farm at Iowa State University has been helping students learn about pork production. The primary goal of the farm is to educate students about current pork production operations, and this includes student workers at the farm.

Finding the Iowa State University swine expert you need is easier with the online listing provided by Iowa Pork Industry Center. The 21-page booklet features names, photos and contact information for more than 80 faculty and staff members with swine- and/or pork-related work responsibilities.

A one-day swine production seminar sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, Hubbard Feeds and Elanco will be Thursday, March 13 in Okoboji.

The 2014 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open 18-hole best ball tournament is set for Wednesday, June 25 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors at an April 24 session offered by Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
 

The 2014 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. This report features a variety of animal industry-related research done at Iowa State that was supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

Iowa cow-calf producers soon may be receiving a survey in the mail from Iowa Beef Center as part of its ongoing commitment to providing accurate and timely information to the state’s beef industry.

Three new beef-health publications are now available through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online store. Grant Dewell, extension beef veterinarian, authored the publications and said each addresses a specific concern.

Northeastern Iowa cattle producers can learn more about an upcoming revision of the Feedlot and Cost Monitoring software at three meetings offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

ISU Extension and Outreach is offering two meetings for producers wanting to learn more about genomic-enhanced EPDs, how to implement $Value Indexes into selection methods, and estrus synchronization program options.