Livestock

Local Highlights

June 19, 2020

Valyn Bodensteiner, Debbie Nistler, Mike Anderson

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

February 5, 2020

We are extending the deadline for sign-ups to be March 20, 2020! If interested in signing up for this project please email Devan Cress dcress@iastate.edu or call the office at 319-465-3224.

 

The Single Source Commercial Swine Project is an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to gain valuable experience in raising pigs through a partnership with a local Jones County pork producer. Those interested must sign up with Molly Schmitt at mollyrs@iastate.edu no later than Friday, February 28. Each participant may sign up for and purchase up to three pigs.

 

January 29, 2020

At least one scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding student who is pursuing a career in agriculture. 

December 6, 2019

Denise Schwab

Beef producers in eastern Iowa are encouraged to become Beef Quality Assurance certified, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it also adds value to the calf crop.

December 6, 2019

Patrick Wall

Patrick Wall, extension beef specialist, said the 2020 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference will address new, timely and even controversial topics relevant to Iowa’s beef industry. The conference will be held Jan. 25 at the Bridge View Center, Ottumwa.

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

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.

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