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  1. 100% 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."

  2. 86% Troubleshooting problems with low milk production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This publication includes topics on expected production, low peaks, failure to bag and produce ample milk, excessive decline in milk produciton, and short lactations."

  3. 85% 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."

  4. 79% Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Milking center wastewater usually is considered a dairy sanitation problem. If not carefully managed, however, dairy wastewater can contaminate surface water or groundwater. Milkhouse wastewater may contain paper towels, detergent, milk solids, fats, manure, and other organic materials that reduce oxygen levels in water as they decompose. Fish and other aquatic life need this oxygen to live. If milk is frequently poured down the milkhouse drain, milk fats can cause premature aging of a wastewater septic system due to clogging of the drain field."

  5. 79% Agricultural Alternatives: Dairy Goat Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprisesuitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations.Some dairy goat producers have been successful inpasteurizing goat milk and building an on-farm juggingbusiness; others have ventured into processed milk productsfor retail distribution. The potential also exists for selling milk to processors, usually on a regional basis. Although fluid milk and processed products are important markets, dairy goat producers should also consider the potential for selling animals to hobbyists and youth involved in vocational agriculture livestock projects."

  6. 78% Agricultural Alternatives: Milking Sheep Production [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Sheep products in Pennsylvania do not have to be limited tomeat and wool. There is a growing interest in milking sheepand sheep milk products. In Europe, sheep dairying is afairly common enterprise, and sheep breeds have beendeveloped specifically for milk production. It is not unusual for these breeds to average four to seven pounds of milk daily. The European breeds, however, are not available in the United States because of import restrictions. Sheep breeds common to Pennsylvania average between .75 and 2.0 pounds of milk daily. This requires U.S. sheep producers interested in dairying to carefully select ewes based on milk production and durability. Crossbred ewes produce more milk and are more durable than some purebreds."

  7. 76% Management of Dairy Heifers [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Inside this comprehensive guide's virtual covers you'll find information about genetics and breeding, artificial insemination, culling, precalving heifer-dry cow, and care at calving time. Learn about the housing, health, feeding, and weaning of dairy calves. Read in-depth details regarding dairy heifer costs. There's more inside--read this publication to discover the details about the management of dairy heifers!"

  8. 76% Penn State Dairy Heifer Reference Guide
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Now there's a resource that puts all of our calf and heifer materials in one place. The Dairy Heifer Reference Guide is a valuable tool for custom dairy heifer growers and dairy producers alike. Covering a range of topics from growing contracts and heifer economics to nutrition, reproduction, and housing, the Penn State Dairy Heifer Reference Guide will be a valuable information source to anyone raising heifers."

  9. 76% Pest Management Recommendations for Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This 15-page publication describes common insect pests of horses, identifies symptoms of infestation, and outlines control practices. Bot flies, lice, house flies, and mange are among the pests covered. Photographs of many of the pests are included, as are handy pull-out pesticide tables and laundry tips. Offered in conjunction with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. "

  10. 76% Pest Management Recommendations for Sheep, Goats, and Swine [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This 17-page publication describes common insect pests of sheep, goats, and swine, identifies symptoms of infestation, and outlines control practices. Sheep keds, hog lice, scab, and house flies are among the pests covered. Photographs of many of the pests are included, as are handy pull-out pesticide tables and laundry tips. Offered in conjunction with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. "

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