Flood-related Resources

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 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Flood Recovery Checklists for Farmsteads North Dakota State University
Flooded Feed Testing ISU College of Veterinary Medicine
Flooding and Stored Grain ISU
Managing Flood Damaged Crops Penn State University
Renovating Pastures or Hay Meadows Damaged by Flooding (Spring) ISU
Summer Flooding of Hay Fields and Pastures ISU
USDA - Midwest Climate Hub
USDA - MIdwest Climate Hub Resources to Recovery packet

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
Iowa Concern Hotline - ISU
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
- USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program - USDA Farm Service Agency

Manure Management

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

  • Field Office 1, Northeast Iowa - Manchester - 563-927-2640
  • Field Office 2, NC Iowa - Mason City - 641-424-4073
  • Field Office 3, NW Iowa - Spencer - 712-262-4177
  • Field Office 4, SW Iowa - Atlantic - 712-243-1934
  • Field Office 5, SC Iowa - Des Moines - 515-725-2068
  • Field Office 6, SE Iowa - Washington - 319-653-2135

Manure Management Concerns Caused by Recent Wet Weather (2013) - IMMAG, Iowa Manure Management Action Group
Spring Manure Issue for Small Unpermitted Dairies and Open Beef Feedlots - IMMAG, Iowa Manure Management Action Group


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

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

More Information

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