Livestock

Local Highlights

Black Angus Cow
November 1, 2019

Want to know more about beef? Learn about cattle health this winter at Beef Blast hosted at Iowa State University on December 7th, 2019. 

Show Pig
September 18, 2019

There will be changes to the swine department for the 2020 Keokuk County Expo Fair. Changes include the swine beginning weights, derby show, and the antibiotic free swine class. Click here to learn more!

4-H Project Book
August 7, 2019

The Keokuk County Expo Fair has come to an end. Now what? Get your forms here to finish your record books and prepare for Awards Night!

single piglet
February 18, 2019

4-Hers and FFA members can purchase pigs through our swine superintendent, or bring their own! Weigh-in date takes place March 23rd, and the Antibiotic-Free show will take place after the regular swine show on Friday, July 18th. 

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

Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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