Livestock

Local Highlights

July 30, 2015

The center-point of the hands-on activities is a 24 foot trailer equipped with a functioning ventilation system to demonstrate fan, inlet and controller management.  This enables swine producers to learn about ventilation without compromising bio-security by going to an active production facility.

May 15, 2015

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is coordinating with Federal and State agencies, the poultry industry, and local communities, to keep avian influenza (AI) from becoming established in the Iowa poultry population.

May 15, 2015

Greenhorn Grazing is an introduction to management intensive and rotational grazing for producers who want to optimize forage and livestock production, increase market access, and conserve natural resources.

March 5, 2015

The newsletter is linked online below, but articles this issue will include winter care for horses, lanning a spring vegetable garden, home energy savings tips, estimating costs of pasture and hay production, starting a bird feeding program and more.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/newsletter/winter-2014

October 15, 2014

Although adults involved in the agriculture industry may not come out and verbally share they are under financial or emotional stress, there are signs they may be in need of help. 

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents -  Be sure to chek out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information.

Hay & Straw Directory

Iowa Ag Statistics

Butler County Ag Statistics

Iowa Farmer Today

Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG)

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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