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  1. 48% Making Crop Rotations a Priority [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Many Pennsylvania dairy farmers overlook the benefits of a well-planned crop rotation. Good crop rotation planning can help producers meet feed production goals, reduce pesticide use and erosion, produce higher yields, and maximize nutrient management opportunities."

  2. 48% Pennsylvania Soybean Performance Report [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Penn State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences conducts soybean tests annually to provide farmers and other interested persons with information about the performance of soybeans grown in Pennsylvania. This eight-page publication summarizes soybean performance test results."

  3. 48% 2000 Dairy Farm Business Analysis [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This 24-page analysis provides summary information for various categories of dairy farms and is intended for more general use as an aid to decision making on Pennsylvania dairy farms. As such, the report should be useful to extension agents, individual dairy farmers, and a variety of business, government, and educational professionals."

  4. 48% Environmental Standards of Production for Larger Pork Producers in Pennsylvania [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Pork production facilities have increased in size in recent years, and large operations now account for the majority of the pigs raised in the United States. This 28-page manual provides planning agencies, township supervisors, regulatory agencies, and hog farmers with a tool to gauge plans for developing a new swine farm or improving an existing site."

  5. 48% 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."

  6. 48% Sources of food processing wastes, hay and feed ingredients [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "List of addresses and phone numbers for sources of feed sold directly to farmers or arranged for local sales at intermediate prices. Other sources may exist."

  7. 48% Using Newspaper for Animal Bedding
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A Snyder County farmer discusses the advantages of newspaper bedding. The program shows on-farm use of newspaper for bedding using a bale buster to chop and spread the paper. Supply sources are suggested."

  8. 46% 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."

  9. 32% Agricultural Alternatives: Swine Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Technological change and vertical integration in the swineindustry have resulted in fewer farms producing recordamounts of pork. The number of operators involved in swineproduction in Pennsylvania fell from 20,000 at the beginningof 1981 to 3,456 in 1997. Pennsylvania remains animportant swine producer with market value of sales rankingit 12th in the country. Approximately 70 percent of Pennsylvania swine operations produce less than 100 head per year, and only 2.8 percent produce more than 1,000 head per year. While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise."

  10. 32% 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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