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  1. 93% Effective Management Demands Clear Responsibilities [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "One of the biggest reasons that dairy farm work is not completed well and on time is a lack of clearly delegated responsibility and authority. Dairy managers who want to move their businesses to higher levels of performance and profitability need to make sure that no important work falls through the cracks. Do this by delegating responsibility for work and the authority to see that it is done appropriately. "

  2. 93% 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."

  3. 93% 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. "

  4. 93% Mid-Atlantic Dairy Management Conference 2001 - Implementing Competitive Business Strategies
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Dairy Industry Trends and Opportunities - Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 U.S. Top Dairies: Benchmarks for Success Planning for the Family Farm's Future <br><br>and more..."

  5. 93% 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."

  6. 93% The Basics of Manure Testing [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Advantages of manure testing include saving on fertilizer costs, refining application rates to meet crop requirements, demonstrating a commitment to protecting surface and groundwater quality, and serving as a data source for long-term farm plans. "

  7. 93% 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. 93% 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."

  9. 93% Environmental Soil Issues: Land Application of Sewage Sludge in Pennsylvania - Use of Biosolids in Crop Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Approximately 300,000 tons (on a dry-weight basis) of municipal sewage sludge are produced each year in Pennsylvania. Three viable options now exist for disposal or use of this sludge: landfill placement; incineration; and recycling through application to farm, forest, or mine land. Although each of these options has its place, recycling efforts have increased in recent years because of growing recognition that our society cannot afford to throw away the valuable resources in sewage sludge. Before sewage sludges can be applied to farmland, however, they must be treated further to stabilize organic material and significantly reduce pathogens. Sewage sludges that have undergone such treatment and that are of sufficiently high quality to be used as an agricultural soil amendment ("land applied") under the current regulations are known as ."

  10. 93% Soil Management Research Reports: Tillage Evaluation Study Rock Springs, Centre County
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Six tillage treatments were started in 1978 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Rock Springs in Centre County, Pennsylvania. The plots have been planted in corn every year since the beginning of the study with the exception of 1986 when Ogle oats were planted, and 1993 when soybeans were planted in some of the plots. The six tillage treatments have remained as originally established, except for the "disked once" treatment which was discontinued to introduce the zone-till treatment in 2001. With collaboration from the staff at the Larson Agronomy Research Farm at Rock Springs, this study was continued in 2003 in the Fry K field."

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