Livestock

Local Highlights

September 10, 2014

Managing nutrients from manure is becoming a high priority among most livestock farmers for economic and environmental reasons. Discussions will focus on nutrient management including various options and methods to manage total farm nutrient balance, manure management, and nutrient runoff. 

September 2, 2014

Kristen Schulte, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Business Management Field Specialist, will hold a 2014 Farm Bill Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, in several locations in September.

April 7, 2014

New and updated information from Iowa State University Equine Science. For questions or comments, email Peggy M. Auwerda, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Horse Special at peggy@iastate.edu, or phone her at 515-294-5260.

March 4, 2013

The June 2014 NE-IA milk production budget showed continued profitability.

Statewide Resources

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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