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Veterinarians Kurt Van Hulzen and Trevor Schwartz of Suidae Health and Production, with veterinary assistant, Julie Wheelock of Lake City Veterinary Clinic, led a hands-on field day with 34 attendees on September 14.  Attendees came to brush up on their animal care skills. The two veterinarians gave an overview of different husbandry practices from dehorning […]

October 19, 2018 

BLOG POST

Rye is commonly known by farmers in the Midwest as a cover or green manure crop. A small amount is grown as a grain, and an even lesser amount is being fed to pigs. Across Europe, pig producers include rye in feed rations for their grow-finish pigs, gestating, and lactating sows. Rye has a mixed […]

October 4, 2018 

BLOG POST

Kelly Clime of Hoof Beet Farm started her venture of farming 2016 by purchasing a 3.5-acre farm near Dallas Center. Kelly has a unique diversely integrated farm with chickens, turkeys, vegetables, and an apiary. All of which is draft powered by her Quarter Horse/Shetland pony. All the different pieces of the farm have a significant […]

September 26, 2018 

BLOG POST

Kalona Creamery field day and tour will highlight value-added dairy production – Oct. 5 near KalonaFor Release: September 13, 2018 Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org KALONA, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa and Kalona Creamery will host a field day and creamery [...]

September 13, 2018 

NEWS RELEASE

Oats as a feed grain for pigs is nothing new, yet many producers are concerned over the high fiber content and low test weight.  Well-balanced small grain-based diets can perform as well as corn- and soy-based diets, especially when oats are dehulled and fed to gestating sows. Nutritional Quality and Health Benefits of Oats Nutritionally, […]

September 11, 2018 

BLOG POST

Soil Health in Grazed CRP Land Download PDF (295 KB) View Fullscreen

September 7, 2018 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Replacing Corn with Hybrid Rye in Feeder Pig Rations Download PDF (294 KB) View Fullscreen

 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Economic Impact of Soybeans vs. Grazed Forage Annuals Download PDF (291 KB) View Fullscreen

 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Economic and Soil Health Impacts of Grazing Cover Crops in Cattle Operations Download PDF (250 KB) View Fullscreen

 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Field day will explore regenerative grazing practices – Sept. 22 near Grant City, MOFor Release: September 6, 2018 Contacts: Andy Welch | Welch Family Farms | (660) 541-3675 | welchfarms81@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org GRANT CITY, Missouri — Rotational and regenerative grazing [...]

September 6, 2018 

NEWS RELEASE