Livestock

Local Highlights

July 1, 2020

Due to restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the Iowa State Extension and Outreach—Allamakee County 4-H Program has created an alternative fair experience for youth exhibitors.

Silage
June 30, 2020

Four-part webinar series presented by the Iowa Beef Center to focus on beef silage

June 26, 2020

In the spirit of tradition, the Iowa State Fairgrounds are excited to host the 2020 Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show.

June 23, 2020

Focusing on topics vital to today’s pork industry.

Like many things in 2020, the ninth annual Iowa Swine Day moves forward but with a different look and feel. A five-part webinar series of select speakers from the planned 2020 conference program replaces the live conference. What hasn't changed is Iowa Swine Day's focus on important issues facing U.S. pork producers. Conference organizers build upon the success of past programs by continuing to seek industry input from the planning committee. The success of past conferences has shown that the best approach to developing a program for the pork industry is to seek input from producers representing a cross section of the industry.

June 16, 2020

This is such a year for the record books. Years from now, we will talk about 2020 and hopefully be reminded of things we learned and how we coped. As our state is consumed with decisions on fairs and tempers are high, it’s important to discuss why Iowa youth participate in 4-H and emphasize the educational benefits of what a 4-H livestock project provides.

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 ISUE Dairy Team
Dairy News & Views from the ISU Extension Dairy TEAM

Snouts & Tails
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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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