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August 5, 2016

This Feedlot/Beef Master Hoof Care Technician Program is a training program for instruction in hoof care and trimming taught by Dr. J. K. Shearer of Iowa State, College of Veterinary Medicine and Brian Pingsterhaus, Master Trimmer, Pingsterhaus Dairy Care, Germantown, IL.  This program is designed for beef cattle producers, feedlot operators, feedlot personnel, and veterinarians.  Participants will receive instruction in knife sharpening techniques and the treatment of lameness disorders including: proper management of Toe abscesses, Digital Dermatitis, Foot rot, proper application of foot blocks for relief of weight bearing in diseased or injured claws.  The workshop is being held at the Amana Farms in Homestead Iowa on August 23 & 24th.  

August 1, 2016

Iowa veterinarians, livestock producers and feed industry personnel have 11 Iowa locations to attend educational programming about the Veterinary Feed Directive.


Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

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