Livestock

Local Highlights

June 26, 2015

Come to the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds to listen to some local experts and learn tips about animal selection, nutrition, preparing your animal for fair, grooming your animal for the show ring, and what to bring with you to the county fair.  Animal species covered will be beef, sheep, meat goats, swine, rabbits, horses, and dogs.  Sessions will be informal so be sure to bring questions with you.  Parents are welcome.  Cost is $5.00 per family.  Please pre-register at the Extension office at 712-852-2865.

May 11, 2015

Field & Feedlot- a monthly newsletter to help with all of your Livestock questions and updates.

May 1, 2015

Want to learn more about the Avian Influenza or have questions click here for some links to facts sheets about Avian influenza.

April 27, 2015
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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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