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242 matches found for Dairy Farms PA in Extension Publications

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  1. 33% From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Fermentation
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This video explains the principles and practices involved in making high-quality silages to feed to today?s high-producing dairy herds. The video details the specific factors that the dairy producer controls in producing good silage and the steps that are involved in the silage fermentation process. Specific segments address the various types of silages that are commonly fed and the major types of silo structures used, including the recommended silage dry matters and particle sizes for each structure type."

  2. 33% Interpreting Your DHIA Records [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Having a systematic approach to analyzing DHIA data can greatly improve dairy producers' understanding of dairy records and will increase their use of these records in making management decisions. "

  3. 33% Making Decisions in Tight Times [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In a challenging business environment, such as the one dairy producers are currently facing, many dairy business owners make decisions based on emotions, rather than facts, due to a lack of information. Armed with adequate and accurate information and the tools to analyze it, producers can make the decisions that will position them to survive and thrive in the future."

  4. 33% 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."

  5. 33% Phosphorus in dairy cattle diets [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "There has been a tendency for dairy nutritionists to formulate rations with P levels higher than what the National Research Council (NRC) has recommended. However, environmental concerns with P have forced a re-evaluation of the necessary levels needed in the dairy cow's diet."

  6. 33% Recommended Chart of Accounts [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Dairy Producers must monitor the performance of their business both internally and externally. Trend analyses and benchmarks are two tools that enable businesses to accomplish this task. This publication provides a framework on which a comprehensive dairy accounting program can be constructed. "

  7. 33% Recruiting and Retaining Employees: What Matters Most? [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The most valuable resources that a dairy business can have are reliable and productive workers. Dairy producers need to do all they can to keep their best employees and attract other excellent workers to their team. "

  8. 33% Specialization and Alternative Enterprises: Opportunities for Improved Profits [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In an effort to improve the competitive position of their businesses, progressive dairy producers are closely scrutinizing the idea that a dairy business must produce the majority of the inputs needed to produce milk. "

  9. 32% 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. "

  10. 30% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Introduction [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The introduction includes a preliminary screening quiz that can help prioritize which Pennsylvania Farm?A?Syst worksheets to complete. It also includes a farmstead map worksheet, which is hand drawn by the evaluator to locate important features that may impact water quality. The worksheets can be used individually or together for a more complete evaluation."

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