Dairy Field Specialist

Larry
Tranel

Production, nutrition and farm management education in dairy and beef; Dairy milk quality and mastitis prevention; Trouble shooting livestock problems; New and Remodeled freestall/parlor and other livestock facility planning; Utilization of forages; Management intensive grazing; and farm family labor/personnel management.

Additional Biographical Information: 

Joined ISU Extension:
June, 1999

Extension Positions/Other Experience:
Dairy/Farm Management Agent, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Iowa County, 1989-1999. Iowa County Extension Department Chair, 1990-99.
Dairy Producer 1986-99. Travels to Mexico, New Zealand, Ireland, Moldova and Canada on various mission and farm consultant activities.

Education:Master of Science, University of Wisc-Platteville,1988
Bachelor of Science, UW-Platteville, 1986, Ag Economics
Bachelor of Science, UW-Platteville, 1986, International Studies

Awards/Honors/Publications:
Recipient of National Farm and Ranch Financial Management Award, NACAA, 1993, NACAA Search for Excellence Award.

Economics of Dairy Grazing; Economics of Alternative Dairy Grazing Scenarios I and II; Sharemilking in the Midwest; Rotational Grazing and Soil Phosporus Balance; Dollars and Sense--A Handbook for Seasonal Grass Based Dairying; Remodeling Your Dairy; Which Herds are Most Profitable; Feeding Dairy Cows on Pasture; Raising Dairy Heifers on Pasture, Managing Dairy Farm Finances; DAIRY TRANS 2.0 Financial Software; and numerous other fact sheets through Extension View newsletter.

Phone: 
563-583-6496
Fax: 
563-583-4844
Email: 
tranel@iastate.edu
14858 W. Ridge Lane, Suite 2
Dubuque, IA 52003
Counties Served: 
Clayton, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Benton, Linn, Jones, Jackson. Point of Contact:
Housed In: 
Dubuque
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