A veterinarian with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains the upcoming changes livestock producers will face when purchasing medically important antibiotics.
Two teams earned livestock quiz bowl state championships at the inaugural Iowa 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl held Saturday, March 24, at Iowa State University.
Lee Schulz, ISU Extension and Outreach livestock economist, has been tracking the crush margins for cattle and hogs and posting them online for several years. The margin is calculated every Wednesday using the futures close on that date and posted on a website. Schulz now has developed an app to assist producers in evaluating margins and taking advantage of profitable opportunities.
The Three-State Beef Conference Jan. 16, 17 and 18, 2018 will offer area beef producers the opportunity to visit with experts on cow-calf profitability topics.
Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars will provide agribusiness leaders a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants also will receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.
Iowa’s new heifer development program, Iowa Cowmaker Elite, is officially underway, according to program coordinator Patrick Wall, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist.
Just two sessions remain in this year’s Greenhorn Grazing series in southern Iowa, and people who want to attend are encouraged to register soon for accurate meal count.
ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a short course designed for graziers interested in a more controlled and management intensive grazing system.
Grazing management and managing tall fescue are the topics to be covered during southern Iowa beef management workshops May 30, 31 and June 1.
Southeast Iowa producers who want to conserve natural resources while being able to optimize their forage and livestock production are invited to attend the 2017 Greenhorn Grazing series in Mount Pleasant this summer.