Looking for information on livestock? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources provides several resources to help livestock producers stay efficient, make wise business decisions, and inform farmers and ranchers of the latest scientific research available. Want to contact one of our specialist directly? Use the staff directory to find someone in your area.
The dairy team provides educational programming focused on improved profitability, financial management, herd health and nutrition, milk quality, reproduction, facilities, milking procedures and systems (including low cost parlors and robotic milking systems), cow comfort and welfare, forage quality, calves and heifers, transition cows, heat abatement, manure systems or other production and management aspects, including employee training and bilingual resources. They also focus on consumer and youth education, focused on understanding on farm dairy practices, animal and environmental stewardship, sustainability, and dairy product quality and safety.
Dairy specialists are located throughout the state and on the Iowa State University campus to conduct research and provide education to farmers across Iowa. Contact a specialist in your area today.