Local Highlights

November 25, 2015

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market beef projects during 2016 need to have their animals weighed and ear tagged to make them eligible for competition. The weigh-in will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  A maximum of 10 head can be identified. State Fair qualifying animals will be retinal imaged starting at 9:00 a.m.

David Okerlund
November 23, 2015

The third annual Ag Outlook Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Expo Center in Cresco.  Topics to be voered Crop Outlook, Estate Planning Tips, Big Data and UAV's, Nutrient Reduction and Subsurface Drainage.  Featured Speaker, David Okerlund on the Joys of Stress.

November 23, 2015

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISUEO) Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in Pork Quality Assurance Plus®(PQA Plus®) and Transporter Quality Assurance®(TQA®).

November 5, 2015

Register today for the Midwest Dairy Day Genomics 101: Putting Genomics to Work held on December 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Iowa’s Dairy Center located at 1527 Highway 150 S, Calmar, IA 52132.

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.

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

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  • 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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