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Darrell Steele, a member in Washington County, has gotten the cover crop itch and started with a typical cover crop of cereal rye on his corn and soybean farm where he raises hogs too. After attending a soil health workshop he wanted to test out extreme-cover cropping and is beginning to grow “sexy” diverse cover […]

July 3, 2018 


Field day will explore multi-species grazing, NRCS funding options for livestock – June 28, near La MotteFor Release: June 15, 2018 Contacts: Bill and Stacey Borrenpohl | Woven Strong Farm | (563) 773-8548 | wovenstrongfarm@netins.net Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org LA MOTTE, Iowa [...]

June 15, 2018 


Tom Frantzen talks about a new crop – hybrid rye –  that he has added to his rotation to battle giant ragweed and how he plans to feed the grain to his organic hogs.

June 22, 2017 


The Spring 2017 issue of the Practical Farmer, includes an article titled “Forage-Fed Pig Production” highlighting  Steve Deibele’s feeding practices. Steve’s a pastured pig and cattle farmer at Golden Bear Farm in Kiel, Wisconsin. He spoke at Practical Farmers’ annual conference last January on raising pigs on a forage heavy diet without the use of corn or soybeans. […]

May 9, 2017 


Time was when oats were included in the diet of nearly every single farm animal (aside from maybe the dogs and cats) raised in the state of Iowa. Cattle, dairy cows, horses, chickens, pigs and sheep all ate oats (and other small grains) at various stages of their lives. That time has now past, of […]

March 2, 2017 


As the old saying goes, pigs are the mortgage lifters on the farm, which has held true at Crooked Gap Farm. The Book family has been farming for eight years; primarily raising Hereford hogs, but also heritage breed Dexter cattle, Katahdin sheep, meat rabbits and pastured poultry on 40 acres outside of Knoxville. 100% of […]

August 15, 2016 


Objective: Does supplementing pigs with apple cider vinegar (ACV) provide health benefits that contribute to better rate of gain? Anecdotal evidence suggests improved health, and we’re looking for quantifiable benefits.

July 5, 2015 


Specialty corn varieties are bred to express quality profiles that are more suitable for livestock feed than standard, conventional corn varieties. With that in mind, John Gilbert, of Gibralter Farms near Iowa Falls, investigated different fertilizer practices to improve productivity of a specialty corn variety (cv. GEI 101) he has deemed to possess a desirable quality profile […]

April 28, 2015 


Initial Summary of Small Grains Trial – handout Download PDF (622 KB) View Fullscreen

September 1, 2014 


Feeding trial Succotash swine Project timeline: May 2012 – August 2012 Published: January 2, 2013 Download PDF (817 KB) View Fullscreen

January 2, 2013