Beef, sheep, meat-goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
Soil conservation, nutrient sequestration, weed suppression, improved soil health, increased success with no-till, among others, are reasons why cover crop usage is increasing.
As we move into hotter weather, cattle managers need to be thinking about heat stress in their stock and how it can be mitigated. It is better to do some planning ahead of time rather than reacting after a heat wave starts.
High populations of different flies can have a negative impact on the productivity and profitability of beef cattle enterprises. Learn how to minimize the impact they have on your herd.
The benefits of crossbreeding systems in the beef sector have been extensively researched over the years, and the practical implications of the benefits of crossbreeding are as relevant and important today as they were 25 years ago. There are numerous benefits to a well-designed crossbreeding system.
The Penn State Department of Dairy and Animal Science (DAS) was recognized with the Pennsylvania Angus Association's 2011 Seedstock Breeder of the Year Award.
This sale is held in early November at the Penn State University Beef and Sheep Center on the University Park Campus. Students in a livestock merchandizing class help with all aspects of the sale activities. View Photo Album of a recent sale.