Livestock

Local Highlights

black angus cow with other black angus cows standing behind it
June 27, 2019

Feedlot cattle may not be acclimated to summer temperatures yet and the fast warm up this weekend may cause some heat stress issues. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell offers timely reminders for producers.

May 22, 2019

Ranked fourth for cattle and calves on feed, and 10th for the number of beef cows, Iowa’s beef industry plays a major role in the state’s economy. While Iowans certainly have a lot to celebrate this month, many are also facing the challenges of a cool, wet spring, and being profitable amid high feed and input costs.

May 1, 2017

This five-part series covers concepts relevant to all producers of grass-based livestock with topics ranging from the importance of managing forage, soil fertility, and water and fencing systems, to forage species selection, legal fencing and lease issues to winter feeding plans.

PQA Plus
December 22, 2016

Held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center on the Iowa State campus in Ames

December 16, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach resources are available to help manage farm finances

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

Statewide Resources

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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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