Dairy Iowa-Driving the Future of Iowa’s Dairy Industry

Dairy Iowa is driving the future of Iowa’s dairy industry through statewide partnerships and efforts.   Iowa is home to more than 1373 dairy farms with abundant land, water, feed and forage supplies.  Positive business climate, capital resource availability, competitive milk prices, and diversified processing base with unfilled capacity make Iowa a great place for dairy farming.

Dairy Iowa is a collective group made up of Iowa’s dairy organizations, dairy producers, dairy industry and business leaders, dairy educators and others in order to have a more coherent, concise industry statewide. Our mission is to provide a unified effort to support and promote Iowa’s dairy farmers, dairy industry, communities and consumers.

For more information on dairy farming in Iowa please feel free to contact:

Sue Ann Claudon at 515.330.7906 or email sueannc@iowadairy.org

Stray Voltage Final Press Release-Guide Available

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Laurie Johns, Iowa Farm Bureau, (515) 225-5414, ljohns@ifbf.org

Regi Goodale, Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (515) 727-8949 rgoodale@iowarec.org

Ryan Stensland, Alliant Energy, (319) 786-4040, ryanstensland@alliantenergy.com

Chris Freland and Sue Ann Claudon, Iowa State Dairy Association, 515-954-5997 and 515-965-4626, cfreland@midwestdairy.com and Sueannc@iowadairy.org

 

COOPERATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN UTILITIES, FARM GROUPS BRINGS SOLUTIONS TO IOWA STRAY VOLTAGE ISSUES

Iowa Stray Voltage Guide Provides Education to Mitigate Stray Voltage Issues on Iowa Dairy Farms   

 

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Aug. 4, 2014 –Low-level electrical current, commonly known to farmers as ‘stray voltage’, can impact Iowa’s dairy cows and other livestock, reducing milk production and affecting animal behavior. A joint effort to provide an educational resource to manage and mitigate stray voltage issues, is now available to Iowa farmers, electricians and utilities. The ‘Iowa Stray Voltage Guide’ (www.iowastrayvoltageguide.com) aims to improve communication and solve problems.  Continue reading