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  1. 100% Agricultural Alternatives: Beef cow-calf production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The United States is the leading beef producer in the world. Almost 26.9 billion pounds of beef were produced in the United States in 2000 and per capita consumption totaled 78 pounds. The cattle cycle currently is in a declining phase. A smaller calf crop, a slight decline in cattle feeding, small decline in slaughter rates, and stable consumption rates will be evident for several years. Profitability in the cattle business usually increases as production declines."

  2. 100% Agricultural Alternatives: Feeding Beef Cattle [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The United States is the leading beef producer in the world.Almost 26.9 billion pounds of beef were produced in theUnited States in 2000 and per capita consumption totaled 78pounds. The cattle cycle currently is in a declining phase,and several more years are expected of smaller calf crops, a slight decline in cattle feeding, small decline in slaughter rates, and stable consumption rates. Profitability in the cattle business usually increases as production declines."

  3. 100% Horse Facilities 2: Fire Safety in Horse Stables [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In barn fires, the old adage, ?an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? could not be more true. Planning is the greatest asset in fire prevention. This 16-page publication provides an understanding of fire behavior and how fire and fire damage to horse stables can be minimized or prevented through building techniques, fire detection options, and management practices. "

  4. 100% Horse Facilities 3: Horse Stable Manure Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Manure management practices within horse facilities deserve careful attention. Getting the manure out of a stall is only the beginning. A complete manure management system involves collection, storage (temporary or long-term), and disposal or utilization. This 16-page publication provides information to stable managers on horse manure characteristics and options for its movement and storage. Associated issues such as odor control, fly breeding, and environmental impact are addressedin relation to horse facilities."

  5. 90% Horse Facilities 4: Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The importance of good flooring becomes more evident as a horse spends more time in his stall. The fitness of a horse?s legs and feet can be greatly affected by the type of stall flooring chosen. The most suitable floor is highly dependent on management style, while personal preferences can have astrong influence. Fortunately, there are many options for suitable floors in a horse facility. This 12-page publication provides information on stall and stable flooring materials, including flooring material attributes and options for overcoming some deficiencies. Subfloor construction and drainage features are presented as these strongly influence floor integrity."

  6. 64% Horse Facilities 1: Horse Stall Design [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The stall is the basic functional unit of a horse stable or shelter. A simple backyard pleasure horse stall may at first appear different than a stall in a full-feature boarding operation, but they both provide a suitable environment for the horse and handler. Safety for handlers and horses should be a primary consideration in stall design. Comfort for the horse is very important, as is convenience for the handler in performing chores associated with good horse care. This six-page publication provides an overview of some basic stall features for a typical 1,000-pound horse. "

  7. 64% Horse Facilities 5: Fence Planning for Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. Fencing is a major capital investment that should be carefully planned before construction. Well-constructed and maintained fences enhance the aesthetics and value of a stable facility, which in turn complements marketing efforts. Poorly planned, haphazard, unsafe, or unmaintained fences will detract from a facility?s value. This 12-page publication presents information useful in planning fences for horse facilities. The emphasis is on sturdy,safe horse fence typically used in the eastern United States and Canada."


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