Livestock

Local Highlights

July 16, 2021

Incorporating a summer annual into the crop rotation provides much needed summer slump grazing while utilizing minimal row crop acres. A winter annual/summer annual forage rotation disrupts the standard corn - soybean rotation. ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting three field days to feature producers utilizing this annual forage rotation.

ear of corn
July 15, 2021
New corn quality concerns publication provides timely information
Drought map of Iowa, from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
July 12, 2021

Follow these steps to get the most out of your pastures during drought

July 2, 2021

SARE-funded project developed by Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine

May 13, 2021

Serious financial and other stresses continue to impact and affect those in our agricultural community. Here are links to some resources to help deal with a variety of stress concerns and grief.

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

  • Our dairy team works to enhance dairy profits and overall quality of life for dairies in Iowa.

  • The Iowa Beef Center works to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa's beef industry.

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • Your link to Grazing News, Iowa Horse Show Judges and resources related to equine management.

  • 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.

  • The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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