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  1. 100% Milk Components and Quality: New Methods for Paying Pennsylvania Dairy Farmers [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Important new regulations in Pennsylvania have resulted in drastic changes to farmers' milk checks. Federal order reform has implemented Multiple Component Pricing (MCP), which eliminates flat milk prices and instead pays farmers for the actual amounts of various components in their milk. This 12-page publication explains MCP, illustrates the new milk check, and instructs farmers on performing simple calculations to compare their new milk prices to order averages. A final section describes steps farmers can take to obtain higher component levels from their herds."

  2. 98% <I>Livestock Notes</I>
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    " <div><span class="StdItalic">Livestock Notes 2000:</span><div style="margin-left : 20px;"><a href="/newsletters/LNmar2000.pdf">Mar</a> <a href="/newsletters/LNdec2000.pdf">Dec</a> </div> <span class="StdItalic">Livestock Notes 1999:</span><div style="margin-left : 20px;"><a href="/newsletters/LNdec99.pdf">Dec</a></div> </div>"

  3. 74% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy Heifer Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Heifers are the foundation of any dairy enterprise. Farmerscan improve their herds by replacing culled cows with wellfed,healthy, genetically superior 2-year-old heifers.In mostherds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significantfinancial investment.Dairy heifer production in the Northeast and the Midwesthas typically been the responsibility of dairy farmers.However, milk producers in other parts of the country oftenbuy bred replacement heifers or contract their own heifersout to other growers."

  4. 74% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy-Beef Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Heifers are the foundation of any dairy enterprise. Farmerscan improve their herds by replacing culled cows with wellfed, healthy, genetically superior 2-year-old heifers. In most herds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significant financial investment.Dairy heifer production in the Northeast and the Midwesthas typically been the responsibility of dairy farmers.However, milk producers in other parts of the country oftenbuy bred replacement heifers or contract their own heifersout to other growers."

  5. 50% 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. 50% 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. 50% 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. 50% 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. 50% 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. 50% 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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