Livestock

Local Highlights

dairy goat
January 22, 2016

Each year the Iowa Dairy Goat Association (IDGA) promotes interest in dairy goats in our state. One of the ways IDGA encourages our young people in this aspect of agriculture is through the Share-A-Kid program. Winners of the Share-A-Kid program receive a free doeling, as well as one year of free membership in IDGA. Winning applicants are selected from the essays and supporting material (such as photos/artwork, etc) that they send in. Application deadline is March 15.

cattle
January 21, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Beef Center and the University of Nebraska are teaming up to offer a Feedlot Roundtable sessios on Feb. 9. The sessions are offered for feedlot operators and interested agri-business people.

January 14, 2016

Practical Farmers of Iowa has released its line-up of winter farminars. These 90-minute online seminars are free and produced to help farmers learn about business and production issues that matter to them from the convenience of their homes.

auction 2015
August 21, 2015

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members sold a total of $262,776.95 worth of livestock at the county fair auction on Monday, August 10, 2015.  The sale was under the direction of auctioneers, Jerry Maker, Strawberry Point; Jim Funk, Guttenberg, and Mike Monroe, Postville. The average price of 74 head of market beeves was $2.09 per pound.  There were 112 head of swine sold for an average price of $1.71 per pound.  8 head of lambs sold with an average price of $3.50 per pound and 14 head of meat goats with an average price of $3.61 per pound.

May 5, 2015

Avian influenza is caused by an influenza virus that can infect poultry, such as chickens, turkeys, domestic ducks and geese, and is carried by migratory birds such as ducks, geese and shorebirds.  It does not impact the foods that consumers eat.   ISU Extension and Outreach has resources to help producers and consumers.

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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