Livestock

Local Highlights

July 7, 2014

The 4-H and FFA horse project members participated in games on Saturday, June 28 at the Mighty Howard County Fair.

June 26, 2014

The 2014 4H and FFA Sheep Show at the Mighty Howard County Fair was held on June 26.

June 26, 2014

The 2014 4-H and FFA Dairy Show was held on Wednesday, June25, 2014 at the Mighty Howard County Fair in Cresco.

June 17, 2014

Northeast Iowa schools celebrated May, Beef Month in a special way this year.  NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative partners navigated the complex farm-to-table chain of sourcing a local beef animal that ended up on the plates of local school children.

June 17, 2014

The Iowa dairy industry has historically been important in Iowa and remains so today as the fifth largest sector of Iowa agriculture.  Rooted in Iowa by immigrants, the industry has helped shape the fabric of many rural communities.

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

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