Flood-related Resources

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Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to your grazing practices, feed supplies and management practices. Check out this list of resources from the Iowa Beef Center.

Production Assistance

Cattle Checklist After a Flood link opens in new window/tab - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Flood Recovery Checklists for Farmsteads link opens in new window/tab - North Dakota State University
Flooded Feed Testing - Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Flooding and Stored Grain link opens in new window/tab - Iowa State University
Managing CRP for Hay or Pasture - Iowa State University
Managing Flood Damaged Crops - Penn State University
Summer Flooding of Hay Fields and Pastures - Iowa State University

Financial Assistance

Disaster Assistance Livestock Indemnity Program explanation - USDA Farm Service Agency
Disaster Relief: Flood-Related Diseases in Poultry and Livestock - Mississippi State University
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program - USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program link opens in new window/tab
- USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program - USDA Farm Service Agency
Rural Concern Hotline - Iowa State University

Manure Management

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Field Offices - to report over-topping of manure containment structures

  • Area 1 - Manchester - 563-927-2640
  • Area 2 - Mason City - 641-424-4073
  • Area 3 - Spencer - 712-262-4177
  • Area 4 - Atlantic - 712-243-1934
  • Area 5 - Des Moines - 515-725-2068
  • Area 6 - Washington - 319-653-2135

Manure Management Concerns Caused by Recent Wet Weather link opens in new window/tab - IMMAG, Iowa Manure Management Action Group
Spring Manure Issue for Small Unpermitted Dairies and Open Beef Feedlots link opens in new window/tab - IMMAG, Iowa Manure Management Action Group

People

Iowa State University Extension beef program specialists
Iowa State University Extension dairy specialists

Iowa State University Extension farm management program specialists
Iowa State University Extension field agronomists


More Information

Animal Health Alert link opens in new window/tab- Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
Corn Ear Rots, Storage Molds, Mycotoxins and Animal Health (PM 1698)
Distillers Grains for Beef Cows
 (IBCR 200D)
Distillers Grains Supplementation Study Factsheet link opens in new window/tab (IBC 08-01)
Feeding Flood-Damaged or Sprouted Crops to Livestock link opens in new window/tab - Mississippi State University
Flooding and stored grain - Ag Decision Maker
Grazing Corn Residue: Using Resources and Reducing Costs link opens in new window/tab (IBC 09-02)
Managing 2010-11 Cow Herd Feed Needs link opens in new window/tab (IBC 44)
Short-Term and Supplemental Forages link opens in new window/tab (IBC 07-09)
Stretching Hay Supplies for Beef Cow Herds link opens in new window/tab (IBC 45)
Using Distillers Grains in Alternative Cow-Calf Production Systems link opens in new window/tab (IBC 43)

North Dakota State University Flood Information

Salvaging Crops after Flooding (Hans Kandel, North Dakota State University)
Salvaging Stored Wet Feed and Grain (Ken Hellevang, Hans Kandel, Charles Stoltenow and Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University)