Map of the milk cows in the United States. Each cow icon represents about 100,000 dairy cows. The U.S. had around 9,257, 000 milk cows total and the average milk produced by each cow is around 22, 258 pounds.
A map of milk cows in Iowa. Each cow icon represents about 1,000 dairy cows. Iowa's total cows is 207,000 and the average milk production per cow is 22,444 pounds.
Useful Dairy Maps
A list of the breakout sessions discussing dairy beef, nutrition of wet calves, nutrition: growing and finishing, housing and management, feedlot nutritional management, breeding, genetics and grazing, markets and risk management, health and disease management, meat quality and industry perspective and implant strategies. The conference was help November 2, 2005.
Ever thought about going organic or moving to a grass-fed operation? Currently on a grazing system in need of fine tuning? This page contains videos on raising heifers on pasture and a series on beginning grazing to help improve operations.
The ISU Dairy Team is constantly providing Iowa dairy producers information and resources to improve their operations. Monthly newsletters are sent on a regular basis to continue education efforts and inform farmers on timely topics. On this page is a list of Newsletter pdf's and eNewsletters for viewing. If you are intersted in having dairy news sent right to your inbox, sign-up here!
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team has compiled budgets available to the public.These budgets were prepared as financial decision making tools to current and beginning dairy farmers. Budgets represent conventional, organic and pasture operations.
The Iowa dairy industry has historically been important in Iowa and remains so yet today as the fifth largest sector of Iowa agriculture. Each cow in Iowa generates $23,445 of economic impact and value to a community. Iowa's dairy industry is important and this page provides a few resources on economic impact and production averages.
Proceedings for I-29 Moo University Conference, Iowa Dairy Days and the 4-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference. Check back frequently for updated links and additional listings.
The profitable production of high quality milk is the ultimate goal of most dairy farms. Quality can be hindered by a number of factors but a major concern includes mastitis. Resources on mastitis and milk quality can be found on this page.