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5 matches found for Fox Run Equine in Extension Publications

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  1. 100% 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."

  2. 100% Pennsylvania Equine Industry Profile [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This fact sheet is a report about the commonwealth's equine industry. It is a large, diverse and economically important enterprise, ranking second only to dairy cattle among all agricultural commodities."

  3. 93% 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."

  4. 74% 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."

  5. 48% Pennsylvania's Racehorse Industry Inventory, Basic Economic and Demographic Characteristics [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse racing has had a long-standing presence in Pennsylvania, and is a significant and integralpart of Pennsylvania?s equine industry. In 2001, Pennsylvania?s four race tracks held a total of762 race days for both harness and Thoroughbred horses. Over 2.4 million patrons attended thetrack (1.8 million attendance for Thoroughbred and 597,155 for harness racing) and wagered$941.6 million for Thoroughbred racing and $259.5 million for harness racing. In total for 2001,the projected horse racing total handle (all wagering at all race tracks) for the state was $1.2billion. An additional $432 million was wagered during the year on live ($49.8 million) andsimulcast races ($383 million). Approximately 80% of the money wagered on harness and 76%from Thoroughbred racing is returned to the betting public with the remainder distributed amongthe state (in the form of taxes), purses for the horsemen, and operating costs."


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