Livestock

Local Highlights

beef cattle in forage pasture
June 21, 2022
Forage quality and utilization, and the challenges and successes of using pearl millet, forage sorghum and sorghum sudangrass
Mental Health Awareness Month
April 25, 2022

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, member of Healthy Cass County Coalition are highlighting mental health programs, trainings, and resources available to people in Cass County. From crisis resources, to local events, to custom programs - find what works for you.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During Mental Health Awareness Month, and all year long, Cass County Extension, and all of our partners in the Healthy Cass County Coaltition want you to know that you are not alone!

Cow and Calf
February 23, 2022

Program Set for Wednesday Afternoon, March 2 at Armstrong Research Farm

BQA Training Flier
November 29, 2021

December 6th training free to local beef producers, meal provided

Corn in Drought
July 27, 2020

Drought meeting set for Monday August 3 at 5:30 PM; Leasing meeting set for Thursday August 6 at 6:30 PM. Registration due 2 days prior to meeting by calling 712-243-1132.

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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