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34 matches found for raw milk in Extension Publications

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  1. 36% 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."

  2. 36% 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."

  3. 36% 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."

  4. 36% 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."

  5. 36% 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."

  6. 36% 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."

  7. 36% 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."

  8. 36% Monitoring Dairy Heifer Growth [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Raising dairy heifers to an adequate size and with an age at first calving between 22 and 24 months can optimize profitable milk production. This 16-page publication covers measuring heifers, growth charts, evaluating growth charts, compensatory growth, use of ionophores to improve growth, and body condition of dairy heifers."

  9. 36% Pasture Quantity and Quality [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "High quality pastures are key to high milk production in grazing dairy herds. However, many questions arise as to what defines high quality pasture and how we can develop and maintain abundant quantity."

  10. 36% Specialization and Alternative Enterprises: Opportunities for Improved Profits [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In an effort to improve the competitive position of their businesses, progressive dairy producers are closely scrutinizing the idea that a dairy business must produce the majority of the inputs needed to produce milk. "

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