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37 matches found for milk house in Extension Publications

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  1. 63% Using Milking Center Information with Key Benchmarks [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "If producers employed the managerial cost accounting practices utilized in corporate America, the milking center would be considered a cost center. In a dairy business the milking herd is the main, and sometimes the only, profit center. "

  2. 59% 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."

  3. 39% 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. 39% 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. 39% Benefits of Ultrasound in Meat Goat Breeding Programs [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Ultrasound technology has progressed significantly to the point where its use can markedly enhance selection of breeding animals and mating decisions for a variety of meat animal species. Identification of potential breeding animals that excel in economically important carcass traits is just one criterion necessary for a successful meat goat breeding program. Other important selection criteria may include: prolificacy, milking ability of nannies, growth rate and efficiency of gain, etc. This fact sheet will focus on the use of compositional ultrasound for identifying meat goats with superior carcass characteristics."

  6. 39% Conjugated Linoleic Acid Implications for Animal Production and Human Health [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has been shown to have numerous potential benefits for human health, including potent cancer-fighting properties. This paper reviews CLA synthesis mechanisms and presents strategies for increasing CLA in milk."

  7. 39% Dairy Farm Business: Job Descriptions?The Building Blocks of Organization [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The primary objective of a job description is to help employeesand supervisors reach a mutual understanding about importantdetails of a job in order to avoid future problems. This eight-page publication discusses the need for job descriptions, how to prepare them, and how to make use of them for more effective human resource management. It includes examples of job descriptions for positions in the milking center are included."

  8. 39% De Alimento a Leche: Entendiendo el Functionamiento del Rumen
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This video explains the ruminant's unique digestive system and shows how feeding management and nutrition can influence its function. The program details the physiology of the four stomach compartments and the complexities involved in digestion of feeds. Also, it demonstrates the practical applications in feeding management that can help the dairy producer achieve high levels of milk production."

  9. 39% Fat Supplementation with Pasture-Based Systems [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Energy is the most limiting nutrient for milk production in pasture-based systems. This document presents a review of fat supplementation strategies for grazing dairy cattle."

  10. 39% 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."

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