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  1. 28% Agricultural Alternatives: Feeder Lamb Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Feeder lamb production is a livestock enterprise adaptableto small-scale and part-time farms in Pennsylvania. Feederlambs are purchased as premarket-weight lambs, fed to adesirable market weight, and then sold. When purchased,lambs can weigh as little as 35 pounds or less and as muchas 60 pounds. These lambs are usually marketed at 110pounds through local auctions, slaughterhouses, brokers,and individuals. In recent years, direct markets, nichemarkets, tel-a-auctions, and marketing cooperatives havebecome popular for selling lambs. The wool is sold throughlocal and national markets, brokers, and wool cooperatives."

  2. 28% Estrous synchronization programs for the dairy herd [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The major factor limiting optimumreproductive performance on many farms is failureto detect estrus in a timely and accurate manner.Several prostaglandin (PG) products are availablefor use in synchronizing estrus in heifers andlactating dairy cattle. These products wereoriginally used to treat individual cows that hadnot exhibited heat by the time of desired firstservice. Several controlled or programmedbreeding programs have been developed forsynchronizing groups of lactating cattle.PG to all open cows within a breeding groupwithout palpation. The potential advantages ofcontrolled breeding are listed below.Potential advantages ofcontrolled breeding1. Improve the efficiency of heat detection.2. Achieve more timely first service. "

  3. 28% Pennsylvania Equine Industry Inventory, Economic and Demographic Characteristics [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Pennsylvania?s equine industry is a diverse and thriving industry that supports a variety ofactivities and businesses. The equine industry is a major contributor to the state?s economythrough employment, tax dollars, and assets. Moreover, the value of the state?s horse industryextends to all residents. Equid are valued for their companionship and use, enhancing the stateresidents? quality of life. Equid play an essential role in Pennsylvania?s Amish community asthey are heavily relied upon for transportation and farm work. Knowledge of the current sizeand character of the Pennsylvania equine industry is essential to help shape the future of thisindustry."

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