Livestock

Local Highlights

December 17, 2014

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month.

December 17, 2014

An educational program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and  Outreach for youth who want to learn more about beef production will be held Saturday, January 24 at the Ellsworth Community College Agriculture and Renewable Energy Center.

December 2, 2014

The Madison County Fair Board and Madison County Extension are looking for a creative, energetic self-starter to work as the 2015 Madison County Fair/ISU Extension Summer Intern.

December 19, 2014

Land value survey shows decrease in value of $773 per acre

December 12, 2014

A horse’s adaptation to cold weather is either acute (immediate) or chronic (long-term).The immediate response of a horse to a sudden change in temperature is to change its behavior. 

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.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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