The Livestock Team provides educational support to Wisconsin's livestock industries. The team provides research information to enable profitability, environmental consciousness, sustainability, and public appreciation for the economic and cultural values provided by Wisconsin's livestock industries and producers.
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LIVESTOCK PROGRAMS IN WISCONSIN
WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE
FOR TEAM MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES
Wisconsin Grazing Schools
Wisconsin Beef Information Center
Beef and Dairy Quality Assurance
UW-Madison Animal Science Extension Swine Page
Pork Quality Assurance (PQA)
SWAP (Swine Welfare Assurance Program)
Truckers Quality Assurance
Links to livestock-related educational materials and institutions with beef-related outreach efforts.
Other institutions with livestock outreach efforts: University of Minnesota Extension Service
UW-Extension web site for livestock producers
University of Wisconsin-Extension animal scientists have launched a revised and updated website with comprehensive information on a variety of topics important to livestock producers. The site offers information about sheep, swine, beef, poultry, meats, and horses, with a special section for youth producers.
Swine Resource Library
Swine Welfare Assurance Materials
Livestock Facility Siting
The Livestock Facility Siting Law consists of a state statute (s. 93.90) and rule (ATCP 51) that change how local governments can regulate the siting of new and expanded livestock operations. Under the new law, if a local government decides to require a farmer to obtain a conditional use or other permit to operate, the livestock farmer must fill out a state application to show that they are in compliance with state standards. For more information and for a copy of the state application, visit the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's web page.
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association (WCA)
Wisconsin Beef Council
Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
University of Minnesota Extension Service
UW Swine Research and Teaching Center (SRTC)
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin Grazing Schools
Contacts: Rhonda Gildersleeve
Intensive multi-day sessions designed to sharpen your pasture management skills.
-- Wisconsin Grazing School
A two day, hands-on workshop on livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing.
Sponsored by the Beef Focus Team, Forage Team and UW-River Falls.
-- Wisconsin Beef Grazing School
A two day, hands-on workshop for beef producers on livestock and agronomic topics related to grazing.
Sponsored by the Beef Focus Team, Forage Team and UW Lancaster Ag Research Station.
Making a difference
Success stories and impact reports
Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) emphasizes good management practices, such as safe use of antibiotics, to assure consumers that pork products are safe and wholesome. In late September 2005, Central Livestock Association notified their Wisconsin pork podruecrs that, as of Oct. 1, it would no longer accept any animals from operations that lacked PQA certification. This unexpected announcement meant that many producers would be unable to sell their animals.A list of team members and their affiliations.
UW-Extension, Dairy Production & Managment
UW-Extension Grazing Research specialist
UW-Madison, Animal Science