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Beef Cattle Information:

Management Considerations on Winterizing the Herd and Preparing for Next Grazing Season (Archived Video)- This is a program that was presented on-line in December 2010 by Dr. Ron Lemenager and Dr. Keith Johnson.

The Purdue Beef Center- A website with educational information for Indiana Beef Producers in the form of videos, podcasts, and a list of all the Purdue Beef Publications.  

CPH-45 Preconditioned Feeder Calf Sale Information- These are feeder calf sales that are organized in Kentucky but open to southern Indiana beef producers. These sales are held several times a year at Kentuckiana Stockyards in Owensboro. For additional information please contact Margie at the Extension Office.

Indiana Beef Cattle Association- This producer run organization has information available for both the producers of beef products and the consumers of beef products.

Indiana Beef Evaluation Program Bull Test- This is a program that takes place at the Feldun Purdue Ag Center. There are two test periods (winter and summer) with a bull sale that takes place at the end of the test period.

Small Ruminant (Sheep and Goat) Information:

Purdue Small Ruminant Page- A website with information on all aspects of meat goat and sheep production.

2010 Fall Meat Goat Program (Archived Videos)- The archived videos from the three session program held in the fall of 2010. The website includes the videos and handouts.

Swine Information

PQA Plus Program- This is a quality assurance program for swine producers. There are two parts to this which include certification in the program of the farmer and the site assessment.

IDEM CFO Information- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is the governing agency that oversees the Confined Feeding Operation rules in Indiana.


Indiana Egg Board- This board oversees the selling of eggs throughout the state.

General Information

Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets- This is a list of plants that are of risk to livestock.

Indiana Board of Animal Health- This is the government agency that assists in protecting the spread of disease from one animal to another. They also provide in-state meat inspection.


Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Animal Agriculture:

Animal Sciences Extension Website - The Extension homepage for the Department of Animals Sciences.  Provides additional links to information of general interest across species including the Animal Sciences Extension calendar, contact information for campus specialists, youth activities, and the Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center.

Purdue CAFO Website – Purdue website to address environmental, public health, social, and economic issues surrounding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's) and their impacts.

Purdue Food Animal Education Network Website – Purdue website to inform the general public about issues pertaining to modern animal agriculture.

Purdue Organic and Alternative Livestock Production Systems WebsitePurdue website to address issues related to organic and alternative livestock production systems.

Feeding Biofuel co-products to Livestock – Purdue website featuring Extension publications related to feeding of distiller’s grains to livestock.

Purdue Animal Manure Solutions – Purdue website featuring Extension publications, regulations, and national curriculum about the management of animal manure on livestock and poultry farms.

Computer Programs from Purdue Animal Sciences – Purdue website providing access to nutrition and manure management computer programs.  Programs include the Manure Management Planner, a Windows-based computer program to create manure management plans for crop and animal feeding operations.

Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine – Purdue gateway to information, faculty, and resources in the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Indiana Board of Animal Health – Indiana state agency providing leadership on animal health, animal product food safety and inspection, care of animals in disasters, animal care, and emerging animal and zoonotic diseases.

Species Information - Links and other resources for livestock, horse, poultry, swine, small ruminants and aquaculture production.

Farm Safety Information

The Agrability Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. This site provides a wealth of information to assist farmers and ranchers with disabilities.