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  1. 100% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy Goat Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprisesuitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations.Some dairy goat producers have been successful inpasteurizing goat milk and building an on-farm juggingbusiness; others have ventured into processed milk productsfor retail distribution. The potential also exists for selling milk to processors, usually on a regional basis. Although fluid milk and processed products are important markets, dairy goat producers should also consider the potential for selling animals to hobbyists and youth involved in vocational agriculture livestock projects."

  2. 75% Ag Alternatives: Meat Goat Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Goat is the most highly consumed meat in the world; andmore goat?s milk is consumed worldwide than cow?s milk.In the United States, meat goat production is increasingbecause of goats? economic value as efficient converters oflow-quality forages into quality meat, milk, and hideproducts for specialty markets."

  3. 56% 4-H Market Goat Project Reference Guide
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This link will provide information on how to start your own 4-H market goat project. It includes everything from getting started to the different breeds of goats."

  4. 56% Benefits of Ultrasound in Meat Goat Breeding Programs [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Ultrasound technology has progressed significantly to the point where its use can markedly enhance selection of breeding animals and mating decisions for a variety of meat animal species. Identification of potential breeding animals that excel in economically important carcass traits is just one criterion necessary for a successful meat goat breeding program. Other important selection criteria may include: prolificacy, milking ability of nannies, growth rate and efficiency of gain, etc. This fact sheet will focus on the use of compositional ultrasound for identifying meat goats with superior carcass characteristics."

  5. 56% Use of Compositional Ultrasound in Meat Goat Selection Programs [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Identification of potential breeding animals that excel in economically important carcass traits is just one criterion necessary for a successful meat goat breeding program. Other important selection criteria may include: prolificacy, milking ability of nannies, growth rate and efficiency of gain, etc. Ultrasound technology has progressed significantly to the point where its use can markedly enhance selection of meat goats."

  6. 37% Pest Management Recommendations for Sheep, Goats, and Swine [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This 17-page publication describes common insect pests of sheep, goats, and swine, identifies symptoms of infestation, and outlines control practices. Sheep keds, hog lice, scab, and house flies are among the pests covered. Photographs of many of the pests are included, as are handy pull-out pesticide tables and laundry tips. Offered in conjunction with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. "

  7. 32% The Economics of Extended Calving Intervals [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "One way to increase the profitability of a dairy operation is to reduce the income lost to extended calving intervals?in other words, to increase the reproductive efficiency of the dairy herd. This 12-page publication, designed to be used with a computer spreadsheet program, can help you examine the economic implications of extended calving intervals. This is a very specific program geared to dairy and farm management agents, dairy consultants, dairy nutritionists, veterinarians and dairy producers with good computer skills."

  8. 28% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy Heifer 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 mostherds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significantfinancial 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."

  9. 28% 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."

  10. 28% From Feed to Milk: Understanding Rumen Function [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Feed costs represent 45 to 60 percent of the total cost of producing milk. The key to maximizing dairy farm profitability is to maintain nutrient levels while carefully managing feed costs. This 32-page publication provides a basic understanding of dairy cattle nutrition and its role in good herd management. It covers rumen physiology and function, nutritional concepts behind feeding dairy cattle, dry matter intake and its effect on the cow, and feed and feed nutrients for dairy cattle. "

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