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  1. Milk Components and Quality: New Methods for Paying Pennsylvania Dairy Farmers [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Important new regulations in Pennsylvania have resulted in drastic changes to farmers' milk checks. Federal order reform has implemented Multiple Component Pricing (MCP), which eliminates flat milk prices and instead pays farmers for the actual amounts of various components in their milk. This 12-page publication explains MCP, illustrates the new milk check, and instructs farmers on performing simple calculations to compare their new milk prices to order averages. A final section describes steps farmers can take to obtain higher component levels from their herds."

  2. Monitoring Dairy Heifer Growth [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Raising dairy heifers to an adequate size and with an age at first calving between 22 and 24 months can optimize profitable milk production. This 16-page publication covers measuring heifers, growth charts, evaluating growth charts, compensatory growth, use of ionophores to improve growth, and body condition of dairy heifers."

  3. Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop Proceedings
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Online proceedings of the 2004 Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop."

  4. Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop Proceedings
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Online proceedings of the 2001 Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop."

  5. Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop Proceedings
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Online proceedings of the 2002 Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop."

  6. Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop Proceedings
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Online proceedings of 2003 Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop."

  7. Pennsylvania's Racehorse Industry Inventory, Basic Economic and Demographic Characteristics [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse racing has had a long-standing presence in Pennsylvania, and is a significant and integralpart of Pennsylvania?s equine industry. In 2001, Pennsylvania?s four race tracks held a total of762 race days for both harness and Thoroughbred horses. Over 2.4 million patrons attended thetrack (1.8 million attendance for Thoroughbred and 597,155 for harness racing) and wagered$941.6 million for Thoroughbred racing and $259.5 million for harness racing. In total for 2001,the projected horse racing total handle (all wagering at all race tracks) for the state was $1.2billion. An additional $432 million was wagered during the year on live ($49.8 million) andsimulcast races ($383 million). Approximately 80% of the money wagered on harness and 76%from Thoroughbred racing is returned to the betting public with the remainder distributed amongthe state (in the form of taxes), purses for the horsemen, and operating costs."

  8. The Economics of Extended Calving Intervals [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "One way to increase the profitability of a dairy operation is to reduce the income lost to extended calving intervals?in other words, to increase the reproductive efficiency of the dairy herd. This 12-page publication, designed to be used with a computer spreadsheet program, can help you examine the economic implications of extended calving intervals. This is a very specific program geared to dairy and farm management agents, dairy consultants, dairy nutritionists, veterinarians and dairy producers with good computer skills."

  9. Use of Ultrasound in Live Lamb Carcass Contests [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This fact sheet will outline: (1) the history of and need for lamb carcass contests, (2) the benefits of live animal carcass contests using ultrasound, and (3) the procedures necessary to use ultrasound technology to ensure uniform and consistent ranking of live lambs."

  10. Use of Ultrasound in Live Swine Carcass Contests [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This fact sheet will outline: (1) the history of and need for swine carcass contests, (2) the benefits of live animal carcass contests using ultrasound, and (3) the procedures necessary to use ultrasound technology to ensure uniform and consistent ranking of live hogs."

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