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  1. 23% The Basics of Manure Testing [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Advantages of manure testing include saving on fertilizer costs, refining application rates to meet crop requirements, demonstrating a commitment to protecting surface and groundwater quality, and serving as a data source for long-term farm plans. "

  2. 23% 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."

  3. 23% Using Newspaper for Animal Bedding
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A Snyder County farmer discusses the advantages of newspaper bedding. The program shows on-farm use of newspaper for bedding using a bale buster to chop and spread the paper. Supply sources are suggested."

  4. 15% Agronomy Facts 48: Forage Sorghum [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Forage sorghum is a large, warm-season, annual grass that is adapted to Pennsylvania and can be grown as a silage crop. Forage sorghum can be a profitable alternative crop, provided that it is managed well and used in the right situations. For instance, forage sorghum is cheaper to produce, has comparable yields, but has slightly lower forage quality when compared to corn for silage. The objective of this fact sheet is to describe some attributes of forage sorghum, provide some management recommendations, and describe the potential role of forage sorghum in the forage/livestock systems used on many Pennsylvania farms."

  5. 15% Environmental Soil Issues: Land Application of Sewage Sludge in Pennsylvania - Use of Biosolids in Crop Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Approximately 300,000 tons (on a dry-weight basis) of municipal sewage sludge are produced each year in Pennsylvania. Three viable options now exist for disposal or use of this sludge: landfill placement; incineration; and recycling through application to farm, forest, or mine land. Although each of these options has its place, recycling efforts have increased in recent years because of growing recognition that our society cannot afford to throw away the valuable resources in sewage sludge. Before sewage sludges can be applied to farmland, however, they must be treated further to stabilize organic material and significantly reduce pathogens. Sewage sludges that have undergone such treatment and that are of sufficiently high quality to be used as an agricultural soil amendment ("land applied") under the current regulations are known as ."

  6. 15% Soil Management Research Reports: Tillage Evaluation Study Rock Springs, Centre County
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Six tillage treatments were started in 1978 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Rock Springs in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The plots have been planted in corn every year since the beginning of the study with the exception of 1986 when Ogle oats were planted, and 1993 when soybeans were planted in some of the plots. The six tillage treatments have remained as originally established, except for the "disked once" treatment which was discontinued to introduce the zone-till treatment in 2001. With collaboration from the staff at the Larson Agronomy Research Farm at Rock Springs, this study was continued in 2003 in the Fry K field."

  7. 15% Estrous synchronization programs for the dairy herd [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The major factor limiting optimumreproductive performance on many farms is failureto detect estrus in a timely and accurate manner.Several prostaglandin (PG) products are availablefor use in synchronizing estrus in heifers andlactating dairy cattle. These products wereoriginally used to treat individual cows that hadnot exhibited heat by the time of desired firstservice. Several controlled or programmedbreeding programs have been developed forsynchronizing groups of lactating cattle.PG to all open cows within a breeding groupwithout palpation. The potential advantages ofcontrolled breeding are listed below.Potential advantages ofcontrolled breeding1. Improve the efficiency of heat detection.2. Achieve more timely first service. "

  8. 15% Pennsylvania Equine Industry Inventory, Economic and Demographic Characteristics [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Pennsylvania?s equine industry is a diverse and thriving industry that supports a variety ofactivities and businesses. The equine industry is a major contributor to the state?s economythrough employment, tax dollars, and assets. Moreover, the value of the state?s horse industryextends to all residents. Equid are valued for their companionship and use, enhancing the stateresidents? quality of life. Equid play an essential role in Pennsylvania?s Amish community asthey are heavily relied upon for transportation and farm work. Knowledge of the current sizeand character of the Pennsylvania equine industry is essential to help shape the future of thisindustry."

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