The food supply chain has been greatly impacted by meat processing plant slowdowns and closures because of the impacts of COVID-19. That presents many challenging issues for Iowa’s livestock farmers but you’re not alone.
The Resource Coordination Center includes livestock industry experts, state agencies and technical specialists who are here to connect you with technical and financial resources as you work through difficult and emotional decisions, including animal welfare euthanasia and disposal.
To get started, fill out this webform and a representative will promptly follow up with you. You are only required to provide your phone number on the webform. Or if you prefer, you can call the Iowa Resource Coordination Center at (515) 725-1005. The department is unable to respond to incomplete or incorrect phone numbers. Please confirm you are providing a correct and valid phone number before submitting the webform.
We know this is an emotional and stressful situation. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you can immediately call the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985 to get free, confidential support 24/7.
Your work as a livestock producer is critical in Iowa’s on-going efforts to provide a safe, affordable and abundant food supply.
Notice: Any information provided here is not required by law, rule, procedure, or contract. The provision of any information is entirely voluntary. Individuals are encouraged to provide information in order to help the department coordinate potential resources for public benefit.