Livestock

Local Highlights

March 19, 2019

Improve your showmanship skills to get ready for exhibiting your livestock projects this summer! Showmanship sessions for beef, poultry & rabbits, sheep & goats and swine! Happening on April 27th from 9am-11:15am. Register by April 15th.

February 28, 2019

Find information on Iowa Poultry Queen applications (due March 15th), the Iowa Dairy Goat Assoc. Share-a-Kid program (entries due March 15th), and the Fire Up Goat Camp happening in Oskaloosa on May 11th.

February 21, 2019
The Southeast Iowa Housing Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at the Fairfield Arts and Convention
Center.
February 6, 2019

All 4-H/FFA livestock exhibitors will be required to be YQCA certified for county and State Fair exhibition of beef, dairy cattle/goats, meat goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, swine.


January 25, 2019

Come learn from Chuck McCullough and his family how to clip, fit and show your beef animals at the Louisa County Fairgrounds (Columbus Junction, IA).

Livestock Professional Staff

Livestock Enterprise Budgets for 2004

Manure Applicator Certification Program

Ag Markets

USDA Agriculture Marketing Service

USDA Farmer Direct Marketing information

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • 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.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

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