Livestock

Local Highlights

April 15, 2021
Team hopes to study and serve the needs of female landowners
April 8, 2021

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 18-20, 2021.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows!

April 7, 2021

Those who use silage in their beef rations are invited to consider using a free calculator from Iowa Beef Center that provides helpful information.

cover crops
March 19, 2021

New data shows what Iowans charge and pay for custom farming

cattle
March 10, 2021

Significant presence of mud can increase energy requirements by as much as 30%. Wading through mud burns more calories, resulting in reduced gain for developing breeding stock and fed cattle as well as reduced milk production for cows. Confounding things further, cattle to tend eat less by simply avoiding putting in effort to get to feed.

Manure applicator training for Commercial or Confinement will be held on the first Friday, at 9:00 a.m. during the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. You must call and register at least one day in advance. If no reservations are received, the program will be cancelled. If there is a request for training on a day other than scheduled, there will be a $10 fee.

Extension Resources:
Iowa Beef Center

ISU Extension Dairy Team

Iowa Pork Industry Center
eXtension - Dairy
eXtension - Horse
NE Iowa Dairy Foundation Center

Associations:
Iowa Cattleman's Association 
Iowa State Dairy Association
Midwest Dairy Association
Dairy Breed Associations 
American Dairy Goat Association 
Iowa Pork Producers Association 
American Rabbit Breeders Assoc. 
American Kennel Club 
Iowa Sheep Industry Association 
Iowa Meat Goat Association 
Iowa Egg Council 
Iowa Beef Industry Council

Publications
Livestock Enterprise Budgets

Newsletters

ISUE Dairy News Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat
Newsletters
written by ISU Extension Dairy Team
Dairy Goat Newsletters
written by ISU Extension Dairy Team
Dairy News & Views from the ISU Extension Dairy TEAM

Snouts & Tails
Go to the bottom of the page to view Newsletters written by Mark Storlie:

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • 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.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

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