Animal Systems News
The Keystone International Exposition (KILE) that was held September 29 through Oct 7, 2012 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA was a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults to show case their prize livestock, including both light and draft hors
Transition to 2012 early corn silage results in drops in milk production and fat test.
Are you already using QuickBooks®? Would you like to take your use to the next level? Then THIS IS A WORKSHOP FOR YOU! Join us for one or more of the workshops in this series to learn about reports and extracting data from QuickBooks® to make managing in tighter profit margins a little easier. This is a hands on workshop, using a computer lab, so you can follow along with a demonstration farm using QuickBooks®.
Once again, dairy product prices have risen considerably in the last month. Corn and soybean prices are much lower than at this time last month, with corn down 6% and soybeans down 13%. Penn State’s measure of income over feed costs rose by 16% in September.
Designed for dairy producers and managers. Dates available to schedule this workshop are: February 12, 13, 14, 21, 26, 28, 2013 and March 12, 13, 14, 19, 21, 2013. 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Registration fee: $40 per farm.
Last minute corn silage shortage puts pressure on early corn supply.
Buyers turn out to support 4-H youth
Dairy Round-Up Results
Chester County 4-H Horse Club News
Live webcast from "My Horse University" will take you on a tour of the horse's digestive tract learning about the uniqueness and problems that could occur throughout.
Remember to do your farms Manure Management Plan for it is a state regulation.
The last week of June 2012, American Horse Council, AHC, held its Annual meeting and Issues Forum in Washington DC.
Hay is the most important part of the horse’s diet and makes up 50-100% of the horse’s diet.
Regularly survey your pastures. It is important to catch and address problems early.
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to livestock.
In early August 2012, a horse owner in the Northern Allegheny County, Wexford, PA area reported a neurologic condition in her horse.
In Pennsylvania, nearly all counties have reports of positives for West Nile Virus. Kentucky and California have reported additional cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in resident horses, bringing the states' equine totals to five and six cases, respectively (Aug21).
Penn State Extension Equine Team is offering an exciting “Equine Grazing School Field Day” to be held on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 AM till 2:30 PM at the Ryerss Farm for Aged horses in the Coventry, PA area.
Perspectives on the dangers of keeping bulls on the farm and alternatives that can help keep you, your family, and your employees safe.
New research from the University of Minnesota confirms that colostrum pasteurization can be successful on commercial dairy farms.