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242 matches found for Dairy Farms PA in Extension Publications

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  1. 61% Nutrient management: Friend or Foe [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "There is the possibility to improve the whole farm nutrient balance and the public's perception of farming."

  2. 59% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Program Brochure [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The Pennsylvania Farm Evaluation Program (Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst) is a voluntary farm evaluation that can be used to confirm that a farm is being managed in an environmentally sensitive way. Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst also promotes an awareness of existing site conditions or management practices that threaten the quality of groundwater and surface water."

  3. 54% Performance of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars and Selections at University Park, PA 1995-1999 [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Tests of commercially-available turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections are conducted annually at Penn State University to provide turfgrass managers, seed industry representatives, county extension agents, and other interested persons with information about turfgrass characteristics and performance. In September 1995, 103 Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and selections were established at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center in University Park, PA. All entries were supplied by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, an organization established to coordinate the evaluation of turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections in many locations throughout the United States. The following is a report on the performance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and selections from 1995 to 1999."

  4. 54% PA 4-H Competitive Trail Riding Project Annual Record [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

  5. 49% Agronomy Facts 30: Forage Quality in Perspective [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs, and government programs are forcing dairy farmers to become more efficient with their farm operation. Since feed accounts for approximately one-half of the total cost of producing milk, and high quality forage optimizes the productivity of the animals, increasing the quality of forage available is one of the best methods of improving overall feeding efficiency. To effectively produce high quality forage, it is necessary to understand what forage quality is and to keep the factors influencing forage quality in perspective."

  6. 49% Can Culling be Controlled in the Expanding Dairy Farm? [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "For the expanding dairy farm, culling is a very important issue that can impact the success of the expansion and business profitability and viability. Understanding how expansion impacts voluntary and involuntary culling beforehand is essential as the manager then has the opportunity to adjust and adopt management practices."

  7. 49% Dairy Farm Business: Job Descriptions?The Building Blocks of Organization [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The primary objective of a job description is to help employeesand supervisors reach a mutual understanding about importantdetails of a job in order to avoid future problems. This eight-page publication discusses the need for job descriptions, how to prepare them, and how to make use of them for more effective human resource management. It includes examples of job descriptions for positions in the milking center are included."

  8. 49% Dairy Farm Business: Making Custom Work Profitable [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Learn about the issues involved in making a custom hire decision including advantages and disadvantages, economics, how to find custom operators, contracting, and deciding whether the producer should do custom work. "

  9. 49% Milk Production Costs of Pennsylvania Dairy Farms [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    ""If you don't measure it, you can't control it". Producers must first determine their costs if they are to gain control over them. "

  10. 44% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy Heifer Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Heifers are the foundation of any dairy enterprise. Farmerscan improve their herds by replacing culled cows with wellfed,healthy, genetically superior 2-year-old heifers.In mostherds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significantfinancial investment.Dairy heifer production in the Northeast and the Midwesthas typically been the responsibility of dairy farmers.However, milk producers in other parts of the country oftenbuy bred replacement heifers or contract their own heifersout to other growers."

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