Livestock

Local Highlights

April 1, 2016

ID forms for dogs, swine, breeding beef (breeding heifers, cow/calf and feeder calves) and dairy are due on 4-H Online by May 15th.

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for April 2016

April 1, 2016

Bucket Bottle Animal Identification and Pre-Entry forms are due to the Extension Office by June 1.

April 1, 2016

Any 4-Her wanting to exhibit sheep or meat goats at the Carroll County Fair or the Iowa State Fair must attend sheep and meat goat weigh-ins on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Coon Rapids.

December 4, 2015

ALL youth exhibiting any animals at the Carroll County Fair MUST be certified in the 4-H FSQA program. All trainings and tests will be held at the Extension Office.

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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