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  1. 49% Agricultural Alternatives: Veal Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Special-fed veal producers place 750,000 to 800,000 bobcalves, animals less than 7 days old, annually for vealproduction. Most of these calves are bull calves fromHolstein herds. There are approximately 1,400 veal producersin the United States, where production is concentrated inIndiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, andWisconsin. The largest demand for veal is in the Northeast,but most large cities have markets."

  2. 49% Blueprint for Success for Feeding Cattle in Pennsylvania [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    " <p>A joint initiative of:</p> Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences The Pennsylvania Beef Council This manual provides a summary of the management and animal factors that can increase the competitiveness, predictability, quality, and value to consumers of fed cattle in Pennsylvania. Recognizing that quality beef cattle may come in many forms and that market forces may not allow even the "best" animal to be profitable, the practices outlined here are intended to help reduce the cost of production, increase the value of the product to consumers, and reduce carcass discounts affecting meat quality."

  3. 49% Pennsylvania 4-H Market Swine Reference [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Welcome to the 4-H market swine project! Thisproject can be an unforgettable learning experience.You will do many things that will helpyou grow personally and develop skills thatwill help you become a more responsible person.Skills you learn from raising a pig will bevaluable in the future and will carry over intoother aspects of your experience as a 4-H?er. Wehope you will have fun, too."

  4. 49% Preventing Non-Ambulatory Cows
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Proper management practices need to be implemented to help prevent non-ambulatory animals. This video provides information on safe handling practices and facilities for producers, haulers, and auction personnel. The procedures outlined can help avoid stress and injury to animals both on the farm and in the market chain."

  5. 48% Agronomy Facts 9: Large round bale silage
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Making round bale silage consists of wilting a forage to 50 to 60 percent moisture content, baling it in a round baler, and ensiling it within a plastic cover. This silage making technique can be used as a feed option by any farmer who produces forage, and it does not require a large silo or haylage harvesting equipment."

  6. 48% Agronomy Facts 10: Management of Triazine-Resistant Pigweed and Lambsquarters [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The first reported population of triazine resistance in the United States occurred in the late 1960s in Washington State with common groundsel . Since that first discovery, more than 50 species of weeds scattered throughout the world have developed weed resistance problems. Triazine resistance, however, is by far the most serious weed resistance problem for farmers in the northeastern United States."

  7. 48% Agronomy Facts 16: Nutrient Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The economics of nutrient management are clear. Manage plant nutrients for maximum economic benefit to the farmer. That is an easy concept to accept. Profit is the bottom line in farming, as in any business."

  8. 48% Agronomy Facts 30: Forage Quality in Perspective [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs, and government programs are forcing dairy farmers to become more efficient with their farm operation. Since feed accounts for approximately one-half of the total cost of producing milk, and high quality forage optimizes the productivity of the animals, increasing the quality of forage available is one of the best methods of improving overall feeding efficiency. To effectively produce high quality forage, it is necessary to understand what forage quality is and to keep the factors influencing forage quality in perspective."

  9. 48% Agronomy Facts 38D: A nutrient management approach for Pennsylvania: Exploring Performance Criteria [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "The focus of nutrient management is rapidly evolving from optimizing agronomic production and economic returns of crop production to balancing farm production with environmental protection. Discovery of limiting factors, creativity in developing and delivering the needed materials or information, and confidence in the projected outcomes of improved soil fertility formed the basis for crop production and economic successes of the past. Scientists, farmers, educators, and industries must respond to the new expectations for environmental protection in many of the same ways."

  10. 48% Agronomy Facts 55: Estimating Manure Application Rates [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Managing manure to optimize its economic returns and at the same time minimize its potential environmental impact is critical. All farmers in the state must manage their manure in compliance with the requirements of the Clean Streams Law. Concentrated animal operations also are required, under the more recent Nutrient Management Act, to have a formal, approved nutrient management plan."

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