Livestock

Local Highlights

August 25, 2015

The 2014 Farm Bill changed dairy farm support programs to one that is insurance based now called the Margin Protection Program for Dairy or MPP.  Dairy farmers who have an interest in this program have an opportunity to learn more about MPP on Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach office in Sioux County, 400 Central Ave. NW in Orange City.

May 1, 2015

Iowa State University and the USDA have compiled resources to keep you informed and birds safe. Eggs and poultry are safe to eat, stresses Iowa State University food safety specialists. Updated 5/1/15

March 23, 2015

The Iowa Agricultural Development Division of the Iowa Finance Authority, in partnership with Sac County Extension and Outreach, will be hosting a free regional workshop to increase the awareness of Iowa’s Beginning Farmer Loan and tax credit programs.  Please join us for this informative presentation on April 23 at 6pm at the Sac County Extension & Outreach office.

March 20, 2015

The Field & Feedlot Newsletter- is a monthly newsletter to help with of your Crop, Livestock, and Farm Management questions and updates.

September 23, 2013

What is COOL? The COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) law was put into effect for fish and shellfish on April 4, 2005. The final rule for all of the other covered commodities took effect on September 30, 2008.

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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