Livestock

Local Highlights

May 4, 2016

Learn to synchronize your cows……and your finances!  An educational program for beef producers will help producers improve their production and financial management skills.  Technological tools will be introduced, and learning will be hands-on in a workshop session.  

February 23, 2016

Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa will be presenting “Women Gaining Ground,” a one-day conference designed to be fun and empowering for women from all walks of life.  The conference will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2015 at the Glenwood High School.

January 19, 2016

To help producers manage achieve more longevity from replacement females,  the Iowa Beef Center is partnering with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA), ABS Global, Accelerated Genetics, Select Sires and Merial to conduct a series of seven educational workshops across the state titled, “Heifer Development 3: Breeding & Selecting for Longevity & Profit.”

December 10, 2015

The 3-State Beef Conference is designed to provide beef cattle producers and other agricultural professionals in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska an update on current cow-calf or stocker topics. 

December 2, 2015

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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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