Livestock Information

Dairy Margin Protection Program Meetings Are Sept. 11
(Posted on 8/31/2015)
Informational meetings regarding the Margin Protection Program for Dairy will be held at three locations on Friday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. - noon.
Grassland Management Field Day Is Sept. 17 Near Melrose
(Posted on 8/31/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Cooper Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5-6:30 p.m., at Moore Angus Farms, rural Melrose. The field day will focus on grazing and grassland management
Van Buren County Pasture Walk will Feature Baleage Information
(Posted on 8/28/2015)
The Van Buren County Pasture Walk will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in Keosauqua. The event will focuson baleage.
Serious Graziers Workshops Set for September
(Posted on 8/18/2015)
Livestock producers looking to enhance their grazing management skills should plan to attend one of four September workshops held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
New Beef Program Specialist Brings Education, Experience and Enthusiasm
(Posted on 7/28/2015)
Two and a half years ago, Erika Lundy began working at the Iowa Beef Center as an Iowa State graduate student focusing on feedlot nutrition. Eight weeks ago she started working for IBC as the center’s new extension program specialist. She is excited to put her education and experience to work for Iowa beef producers.
Knoxville Grassroots Grazing Program for Young and Beginning Graziers
(Posted on 7/22/2015)
The second session in a new three-part series for young and beginning graziers in southern Iowa is set for Aug. 6. The event will feature a pasture walk and discussion format on a local farm.
ISU McNay Field Day Set for August 4
(Posted on 7/16/2015)
The annual fall field day of the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm southwest of Chariton will focus on grazing opportunities, including cover crops, alfalfa plots and fescue renovation. This year’s earlier date offers more opportunity for people to see crops and grazing research in full growing mode.
Rain Damaged Hay can be Costly for Farmers
(Posted on 7/15/2015)
Recognizing the impact rain can have on hay is important this summer with the frequent rains that challenge hay producers wanting to mow, bale and store hay.
2015 Iowa Beef Producer Bus Tour Planned
(Posted on 7/14/2015)
A four-day bus trip to southwest Iowa and north central Nebraska next month will offer Iowa beef producers the opportunity to tour innovative beef operations and visit with successful producers and researchers.  
Avoid Heat Stress in Cattle by Planning Ahead
(Posted on 7/13/2015)
Properly preparing for hot and humid weather conditions is vital to maintaining beef cattle herd health. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell has five steps to follow.

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