Livestock

Local Highlights

Dairy cow
January 12, 2022

Northwest Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues on Feb. 8 at Dairy Day, an event hosted in Northwest Iowa at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

January 5, 2022

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This program will focus on the climate and weather predictions for the 2022 growing season.

1-29 Moo University
December 21, 2021

The I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with a focus on feeding higher forage rations.

Cows
April 26, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, May 19 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with the topic of minimizing heat stress in dairy herds. 

Beef cattle
November 4, 2020

Cattle producers and allied agribusiness professionals still have time to renew or certify their training in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA). Most major packers and a sizable majority of local livestock auctions require or encourage their feedlot suppliers to have a current BQA certificate.

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

Statewide Resources

  • Our dairy team works to enhance dairy profits and overall quality of life for dairies in Iowa.

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • The Iowa Beef Center works to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa's beef industry.

  • Your link to Grazing News, Iowa Horse Show Judges and resources related to equine management.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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