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  1. Agricultural Alternatives - Boarding Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The equine industry in Pennsylvania has doubled in sizesince 1967 and continues to expand and diversify. As aresult, the demand for horse boarding services has increased. Many Pennsylvanians enjoy a variety of recreational activities involving horses, such as trail riding, participating in horse and pony clubs, and competing in shows and other events. Horses contribute to the state?s economy by creating a market for feed, supplies, and the services of boarders, veterinarians, trainers, breeders, and farriers."

  2. Agricultural Alternatives: Beef Backgrounding Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The term ?backgrounding? may be relatively new to some.However, this management system is well known to bothcow-calf producers and cattle feeders. Backgrounding is abeef production system that uses pasture and other foragesfrom the time calves are weaned until they are placed in afeedlot. Calves generally gain from 100 to 400 pounds,depending on the available forages, ration fed, and length of time involved. The weight gain comes primarily frommuscle and frame development, with little from fattening.These gains are accomplished as economically as possibleby making maximum use of forages such as pasture, hay,and silage. Little, if any, grain is used in mostbackgrounding programs."

  3. Agricultural Alternatives: Feeder Lamb Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Feeder lamb production is a livestock enterprise adaptableto small-scale and part-time farms in Pennsylvania. Feederlambs are purchased as premarket-weight lambs, fed to adesirable market weight, and then sold. When purchased,lambs can weigh as little as 35 pounds or less and as muchas 60 pounds. These lambs are usually marketed at 110pounds through local auctions, slaughterhouses, brokers,and individuals. In recent years, direct markets, nichemarkets, tel-a-auctions, and marketing cooperatives havebecome popular for selling lambs. The wool is sold throughlocal and national markets, brokers, and wool cooperatives."

  4. Agricultural Alternatives: Off-Season and Holiday Lamb Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Of the approximately 160,000 Pennsylvania lambs marketedeach year, 30 percent are sold as off-season and holidaylambs. These lambs are marketed using both conventional(auctions, slaughterhouses, and brokers) and nonconventional(niche markets, specialty stores, and direct marketing)methods. The ideal market weight is 110 pounds for offseasonlambs and 40 to 45 pounds for holiday lambs."

  5. Agricultural Alternatives: Swine Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Technological change and vertical integration in the swineindustry have resulted in fewer farms producing recordamounts of pork. The number of operators involved in swineproduction in Pennsylvania fell from 20,000 at the beginningof 1981 to 3,456 in 1997. Pennsylvania remains animportant swine producer with market value of sales rankingit 12th in the country. Approximately 70 percent of Pennsylvania swine operations produce less than 100 head per year, and only 2.8 percent produce more than 1,000 head per year. While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise."

  6. Agricultural Alternatives: Veal Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Special-fed veal producers place 750,000 to 800,000 bobcalves, animals less than 7 days old, annually for vealproduction. Most of these calves are bull calves fromHolstein herds. There are approximately 1,400 veal producersin the United States, where production is concentrated inIndiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, andWisconsin. The largest demand for veal is in the Northeast,but most large cities have markets."

  7. Ethics and Quality Assurance Education
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This file is a PowerPoint presentation to help Extension Agents manage ethical and quality assurance objectives for 4-H Youth Horse Projects. <br><br><a href="http://www.das.psu.edu/User/4-H/Horse/InstructorsGuide.pdf" style="{font-size : smaller; margin-left : 50px;}">(Instructor's Guide) </a><a href="http://www.das.psu.edu/index.cfm?PageDefs=FAQ/_incPgDefsFAQ.cfm&SQLFilter=(h4=1+and+priority=999+and+horses=1)" style="{font-size : smaller; margin-left : 50px;}">(Frequently Asked Questions)</a><br>"

  8. Extension Fact Sheet: Checklist for Reproductive Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This publication replaces DAS 94-15; it contains checklists for evaluating records, estrous detection, factors affecting conception, and the nutrition program and feeding management."

  9. History of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I invite you to read about the long and storied history of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science. The origins of the present-day Department date back to 1887! As you can imagine, since the first days of the University and Department much has happened, and thousands of individuals have passed through the gates of "Dear Old State." We in the department think it is important to share this wonderful legacy with you! I think you will be amazed at the impact our people and programs have had."

  10. Horse Facilities 2: Fire Safety in Horse Stables [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In barn fires, the old adage, ?an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? could not be more true. Planning is the greatest asset in fire prevention. This 16-page publication provides an understanding of fire behavior and how fire and fire damage to horse stables can be minimized or prevented through building techniques, fire detection options, and management practices. "

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