Livestock

Local Highlights

October 7, 2020

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The program “What does this season’s corn silage look like?” features a presentation from Neal Wininger, Feed and Forage Consultant, Dairyland Labs Arcadia, Wisconsin. Wininger will discuss what the lab analysis from this year's corn silage samples are telling him about the quality of the crop and what producers can anticipate about how it will convert into milk in the tank.

September 30, 2020

Registration Now Open for Upcoming Seminar
Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Siouxland and Tri-State Agricultural Lenders Seminars have been combined into one virtual seminar set for Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lenders who serve agricultural clients - especially those who work with dairymen across the Upper Midwest - are encouraged to attend as the seminar will focus on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy, plus include a focus on exports and trade issues.
January 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19: Before traveling to a training/testing center one should call the site to make sure they will be open.

October 15, 2020

The I-29 Moo University webinar series continues with a presentation by University of Minnesota Extension Ag Business Management Specialist Megan Roberts on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The webinar will be live from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and there is no registration needed. Roberts’ presentation will dive into what we do and don't know about this new crop of government programs as we approach the end of 2020, including PPP forgiveness application changes, tax considerations, and the upcoming Dec. 11 CFAP 2 deadline.

September 16, 2020

This fall and winter, cattle producers in NW Iowa will be dealing primarily with drought-stressed feedstuffs, which present their own set of challenges.

Water– streams are running very slow, if at all, and ponds are stagnant.  Both are ideal conditions for the development of blue-green algae.  This algae produces toxins affecting the nervous system and liver and can be deadly if consumed. Clean water is a MUST for cattle.  A word of caution – make sure the tank used to haul water does not have pesticide residue in it.   

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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