Articles related to Livestock

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:46

Meetings for crop and livestock producers in south-central Iowa currently experiencing moderate and severe drought are scheduled for early August. Prior to the meeting start, producers may have up to five corn stalk samples assessed for nitrates.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:56

Northwest Iowa producers who need certification in Beef Quality Assurance are invited to attend a workshop sponsored by Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. The event is set for Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office from 10 a.m. to noon and there's no cost to attend.

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 15:14

Iowa State University’s Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm will present a variety of agricultural topics at a field day Aug. 17.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 08:41

While cattle manure provides nutrients needed to produce feed for the cattle, it presents challenges which extension specialists and producers will discuss at the summer feedlot conference.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:57

Beef cattle producers in southwest Iowa are invited to pasture clinics, a new type of field day, where a wide variety of pasture management topics for producers will be addressed.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 09:21

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, will hold a two stop pasture walk field day on Thursday, Aug. 3. The 5-8 p.m. field day is hosted by Kurt Rowan and Paul Ackley, rural Bedford. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 16:31

The “Iowa Beef Center Feedlot Short Course” will provide classroom and hands-on instruction in a variety of areas, along with sessions at the Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm and Couser Cattle Company in Nevada. The program is Aug. 8-10 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 14:10

A three-day late summer bus tour -- the Cow Caravan -- features some of Iowa’s successful grazing and confinement cow operations. The Aug. 29-31 tour is a component of the Iowa Beef Center’s Cow Systems Project, created to evaluate management practices among operations ranging from extensive grazing systems to year-round confinement.
 

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 13:59

The 2017 field day of the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm will provide updates on grazing and cover crops, including a pasture tour spotlighting weed control techniques and planning for stockpiled grazing. The Aug. 2 event also will provide the latest in selected beef cattle research projects and specific results on the farm cattle.