Livestock

Local Highlights

March 20, 2017

Washington County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Beginning Young Farmers meeting on March 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office.

boy showing black calf
March 7, 2017

Join us for an IJBBA sanctioned open cattle show on Saturday, April 15 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. This event is open to youth of all ages up to 21. Click here for flyer.

Iowa Beef Center
February 13, 2017

The March 2017 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:  spring grazing considerations, hormone implants and trace minerals.

January 13, 2017

There will be a Poultry Workshop on Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Washington County Extension Office.  It will cover several important health and basic nutrition topics as well as the timely Veterinary Feed Directive and how that affects poultry.  AND you will get to build your own egg candler!!!   Click for flyer.

January 9, 2017

Southeast Iowa Snouts and Tails Newsletter is created periodically to make you aware of issues pertinent to the swine industry as well as sharing upcoming programs which may be of value to your operation.  Click here for most recent newsletter.

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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

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