Livestock

Local Highlights

March 31, 2017

The first Senate Farm Bill Reauthorization hearing was hosted at the Sioux County Extension office in late February.  Those attending heard testimony and questions from a wide range of producers and industry representatives.

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March 22, 2017

Join 4-H members from Region 12 to learn more about showmanship and grooming on Saturday, April 8th at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Coon Rapids.  Sessions will be held on: beef, sheep dairy goat, meat goat, swine, rabbit and poultry.

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December 1, 2016

The 2016 harvest is wrapping up in much of Northwest Iowa. With some limited exceptions, crop yields are being reported at record levels. Most would agree that weather was very favorable this year, but the proficiency of Northwest Iowa producers is to be applauded again. These larger yields are the major contributor to stabilizing per-acre revenues in light of the presently lower commodity markets. For at least a moment, it is good to pause, look for the positives and be thankful!

June Newsletter

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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