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  1. 100% Agronomy Facts 24: Timothy
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Timothy ( L.) is a perennial, bunch-type, shallow-rooted, cool-season grass that is well adapted to the Northeast and Upper Midwest. Its shallow root system, however, makes it unsuited to droughty soils. Timothy is popular in the northern half of Pennsylvania and most of New York State because of its natural adaptation to moist, cool environments."

  2. 100% 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."

  3. 97% Is a Short Dry Period Possible [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Providing a 60-d dry period between lactations for dairy cows has been common practice for the industry. Recently, several studies have suggested that dry period length might be reduced for today?s cows. The objective of this article is to discuss these studies and their application in an effort to help producers make a decision as how to best manage dry period length in their cows."

  4. 92% Intensive Rotational Grazing and bST [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A brief presentation of feeding guidelines for grazing cows supplemented with bST."

  5. 92% Pasturing Dry Cows and Heifers [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A discussion of pasture-based systems for use with dry cows and heifers."

  6. 81% Cow Sense: Hands-On Evaluation and Inspection [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Hands-on Evaluation and Inspection; Defining the Normal Cow; Distance Evaluation and Observation; External Anatomy of Cows "

  7. 81% Feeding and Managing Dry Cows [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Detailed, easy-to-understand information about the dry period, how to manage and feed the dry cow, and specific details about a dry cow's nutrient requirements. Also included are the preventative steps you can take when dealing with metobolic disorders such as milk fever, ketosis, fatty liver syndrome, and others."

  8. 79% 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."

  9. 79% Body Condition Scoring for Dairy Cows
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This video provides examples of cows scored one through five on the body condition scoring system. It shows how to use visual and tactile appraisal when scoring an animal, emphasizing the area around the loin and tail head. A supplemental circular is included in the set."

  10. 79% Dietary Minerals for Dairy Cows on Pasture [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Discussion of pasture mineral content and required supplemental minerals."

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