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242 matches found for Dairy Farms PA in Extension Publications

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  1. 44% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy-Beef 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 most herds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significant financial 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."

  2. 44% Penn State Dairy Heifer Reference Guide
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Now there's a resource that puts all of our calf and heifer materials in one place. The Dairy Heifer Reference Guide is a valuable tool for custom dairy heifer growers and dairy producers alike. Covering a range of topics from growing contracts and heifer economics to nutrition, reproduction, and housing, the Penn State Dairy Heifer Reference Guide will be a valuable information source to anyone raising heifers."

  3. 43% Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop Proceedings
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Online proceedings of 2003 Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop."

  4. 42% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 6: Stream and Drainageway Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Water is one of our most important resources. In the past, it was advantageous to have a water source close to the farmstead. Today, numerous farms have a stream or drainageway cutting through heavily used pastures, exercise lots, or barnyards. As more cows are concentrated on an area, the potential increases for sediment, bacteria, nitrogen, and phosphorus to run off into these streams. However, if managed properly, on-farm streams can be useful for livestock watering and valuable for fish and wildlife habitat."

  5. 42% Procedures for Tattooing Market Hogs [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The United States Department of Agriculture is requiring meat processors to maintain unique identity and the farm of origin for all show pigs purchased for slaughter. Hatfield Quality Meats has been a strong supporter of Pennsylvania?s county fairs and the Pennsylvania Farm Show and will continue to support the youth exhibitors at these events. In order to comply with the USDA directive, Hatfield now requires that all show hogs be uniquely tattooed before they are transported to the processing plant."

  6. 42% Troubleshooting milk flavor problems [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Covers farm related areas that can contribute to milk flavor problems. Topics include classification of off-flavors, rancid flavor, farm oxidized flavor, feed flavor, unclean flavor, malty, high acid and putrid."

  7. 40% Exiting The Dairy Industry In An Orderly Fashion [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "At some point in time all dairy farmers will be exiting the dairy business for various reasons. Whatever the reason, proper planning and organization can make for a smooth and more orderly transition. There are many things to consider when properly planning and organizing your exiting from the dairy business. An agenda of topics has been put together for future workshops. If you are interested in putting on or attending a workshop, contact Dave Dowler or the other members of the committee for more information."

  8. 40% Management of Dairy Heifers [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Inside this comprehensive guide's virtual covers you'll find information about genetics and breeding, artificial insemination, culling, precalving heifer-dry cow, and care at calving time. Learn about the housing, health, feeding, and weaning of dairy calves. Read in-depth details regarding dairy heifer costs. There's more inside--read this publication to discover the details about the management of dairy heifers!"

  9. 38% Enhancing Milk Components with Pasture-Based Systems [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Discussion of the potential to modify milk composition through nutrition of grazing dairy cattle."

  10. 38% Monitoring dry matter intake, milk production, and milk margin [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This fact sheet explains how to use an Excel template to monitor dry matter intake, milk production, and milk margin for the dairy herd."

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