Livestock

Local Highlights

mature pasture with fence and tree line
January 15, 2021

Many pastures in Iowa were stressed in 2020, either from dry conditions, storm damage, or over grazing. Pasture grasses require rest, nutrition, and proper management to reach optimum production. Several meetings will be held in northeast Iowa to focus on pasture recovery in 2021. 

hogs in confinement building
January 8, 2021

Sherry Hoyer

PorkBridge educational program begins Feb. 4 and offers insight from many experts, including Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

close up of green liquid manure applicator in field
December 2, 2020

Daniel Andersen, Rachel Kennedy, Melissa McEnany

Commercial manure applicator certification is being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January.

green tractor and manure applicator in field
December 2, 2020

Daniel Andersen, Rachel Kennedy, Melissa McEnany

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer confinement site manure applicator workshops in January and February 2021.

Poster with information about webinar time and sites hosting, picture of black b
March 6, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Beef cow-calf producers recognize the importance of staying informed on all aspects of their operation, and the fourth and final webinar in the Winter Cow Webinar series from Iowa Beef Center will help do that. The session is set for Tues. March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., and focuses on pasture and forage management.

Livestock Information
for Tama County

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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