Livestock

Local Highlights

March 3, 2021

Given two years of inclement weather, cattle producers are evaluating pastures in order to best prepare them for the 2021 grazing season. ISU Extension and Outreach Beef Specialist Beth Doran offers guidance moving forward as the spring arrives. 

March 3, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, March 17 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This program will focus on Executive Analysis Reports available through the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) including the Transition Cow Management reports and the Udder Health Monitor report.

February 22, 2021

Cold weather care for beef cows is the topic of a new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 15, 2021

This workshop will feature hands-on activities as well as a lecture style presentation on how to identify goals for your horse pasture, inventorying animals and pasture acres, evaluating and improving existing pasture, starting a new pasture, fertility and weed control in pastures and principles of grazing management to manage forage supply.  Register by March 1.

February 12, 2021

Workshops begin March 15 and will cover swine building ventilation with experts from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


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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