Forage Crops and Livestock

 Nutrient Cycling in Pastures - This publication is appropriate for prospective and current livestock farmers to understand their pastures and responsible practices for maintaining them.

Authors: Dave Scott and Nina Prater, NCAT Agricultural Specialists

 Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers - This guide provides a general pasture management reference for livestock producers, agriculture advisers, teachers and students. The color publication covers practices to increase production and returns by improving management of grassland.

Authors: Dan Morrical, Steve Barnhart
Available for $10.00

 Intensive Aquaculture Systems -- Managing Iowa Fisheries - Interest in aquaculture (fish farming) is increasing. This brochure provides potential aquaculturists with information to help them objectively study the feasibility of adding intensive aquaculture to their farming enterprises.

Author: Richard Clayton

 Small Open Beef Feedlots in Iowa -- a producer guide - Find ways to better manage feedlot manure and runoff and assess environmental impact. Includes practices that manage manure nutrients while protecting water quality.

Author: Shawn Shouse

 Sheep Housing and Equipment Handbook - This informative handbook includes: planning considerations, barn types, placement, and layout, manure management, feed storage and handling, treating and handling facilities, equipment for raising orphan lambs, needed utilities and construction materials.

Author: Midwest Plan Service
Available for $11.00

 Small Open Beef Feedlots in Iowa -- a producer guide - Find ways to better manage feedlot manure and runoff and assess environmental impact. Includes practices that manage manure nutrients while protecting water quality.

Author: Shawn Shouse

 Swine System Options for Iowa - Sustainable Agriculture - Learn about Swedish deep-bedded group nursing systems for feeder pig production.

Authors: Marlene Halverson , Mark Honeyman

 Cow-Calf Production in the U.S. Corn Belt - Cow-Calf Production in the U.S. Corn Belt pulls all aspects of the beef cow-calf operation into a single resource. Valuable to both veteran cattle producers and those new to the industry.

Midwest Plan Service
Available for $51.00

 Iowa Poultry Slaughter, Processing, and Sales Guidelines for Small-Scale Producers - This publication is designed to help small-scale poultry producers in Iowa figure out poultry slaughter and processing regulations and their associated marketing limitations. Contact information is included of processing facilities that can handle small batches.

Authors: Andy Larson, Arion Thiboumery , Sarah Carlson

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture