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23 matches found for kiln drying services in Extension Publications

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  1. 100% Agronomy Series #133: Cambic Horizons in Pennsylvania Soils [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Cambic horizons are subsurface soil layers of pedogenic change without appreciable accumulation of illuvial material (clay, Fe + Al + humus, carbonate or gypsum), and are part of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service?s (formerly the USDA Soil Conservation Service) Soil Classification System "Soil Taxonomy"."

  2. 100% Agricultural Alternatives - Boarding Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The equine industry in Pennsylvania has doubled in sizesince 1967 and continues to expand and diversify. As aresult, the demand for horse boarding services has increased. Many Pennsylvanians enjoy a variety of recreational activities involving horses, such as trail riding, participating in horse and pony clubs, and competing in shows and other events. Horses contribute to the state?s economy by creating a market for feed, supplies, and the services of boarders, veterinarians, trainers, breeders, and farriers."

  3. 97% Batch Mix Spreadsheet [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A simple spreadsheet that allows you to re-calculate the amount of forage needed in a TMR as the forage dry matter changes. Data entry includes up to four ration formulations, forage dry matters, and the number of animals in a group. The spreadsheet calculates the amount of each ration ingredient needed in each batch. Also has directions for determining forage dry matter with a microwave."

  4. 97% 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."

  5. 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."

  6. 92% Monitoring dry matter intake, milk production, and milk margin [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This fact sheet explains how to use an Excel template to monitor dry matter intake, milk production, and milk margin for the dairy herd."

  7. 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."

  8. 80% Agronomy Facts 23: Summer-Annual Grasses for Supplemental or Emergency Forage [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Shortages of forage crops in Pennsylvania most often occur during the summer, when dry conditions have reduced the productivity of pastures, hay crops, or silage corn fields. Summer-annual grasses, which maintain relatively high levels of production during hot and dry conditions, can greatly reduce the risk of inadequate forage production during the summer. They also can be used as an emergency forage source when production of corn and hay crops is likely to be less than adequate."

  9. 80% Evaluating forage quality by visual appraisal, pH, and dry matter content [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Contains worksheets to visually appraise forages, defines the expected pH range for ensiled crops and explains how to determine dry matter using a microwave oven. This revised version also contains added tables to give better guidelines related to dry matter, pH, and particle size."

  10. 80% Using a TMR mixing sheet to control rations and determine whole herd costs [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This fact sheet explains how to use an Excel template to get TMR print sheets according to cow numbers, batch sizes or percent of the mix. Data entry is limited to ingredient dry matter percent and price and dry matter pounds fed of each ingredient for each TMR formulated in a herd."

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