Livestock

Local Highlights

July 13, 2021

ISU Extension & Outreach Farm Management Specialist, Charles Brown is conducting farmland leasing meetings across the region in July and August. The discussion will focus on various methods to determine a fair 2022 cash rental rate and the importance of good tenant/landlord communications. In addition, a brief economic outlook will be presented along with a look at farmland prices.

July 30, 2021

Swine producers and anyone involved with swine building maintenance can attend an upcoming workshop on building maintenance and repair to help protect the building and extend its life.

Beef cattle eating
July 20, 2021

The fifth annual Beef Feedlot Short Course, organized and hosted by the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, is set for Aug. 3-5 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames.

June 15, 2021

The Feedlot Forum 2021 will be held June 29. The event focuses on issues critical to beef feedlot producers and cutting-edge technology available from agribusiness professionals.This year's theme is "Producing and Marketing in Today's Era," and  features nationally recognized speakers and their topics.

June 15, 2021

The Newly updated "Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa" and "Livestock RIsk Insurance Plans for Cattle Producers" from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are available to help livestock producers track their cost of production and work through price insurance options.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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