Livestock

Local Highlights

corn field
November 16, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach of Johnson County is hosting a Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminar on December 5. The program is designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a  evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications.

cattle grazing in pasture
November 15, 2018

The Iowa Beef Center is cooperating with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to host Beef Quality Assurance training and certification sessions across Iowa before the end of 2018. One session is set to be held on November 28 in Washington in the lower level of Dallmeyer Hall on the Washington County Fairgrounds.

November 12, 2018

Washington County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Transitioning to Farming meeting on December 4, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office. The Extension Office is located at 2223 250th St, Washington, IA.

pig head
November 1, 2018

Southeast Iowa Snouts and Tails Newsletter is created periodically to make you aware of issues pertinent to the swine industry as well as sharing upcoming programs which may be of value to your operation.  Click here for most recent newsletter.

Iowa Beef Center
November 1, 2018

The November 2018 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue: feed budgeting and Beef Quality Assurance certification sessions.

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.

  • 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.

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

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