Animal Systems News
Milk production maintains even through heat due to cool nights
Temperatures are soaring in many parts of the country, it's important to remember how crucial water is to keeping horses healthy. Always ensure your horses have access to fresh, clean water at an appropriate temperature, and ensure they're drinking the fluids provided.
Now that the temperature is heating up and days are longer. Many horse owners are spending more time riding their horses. Who doesn’t love a trail ride on a warm, sunny day? However, it’s important to remember that summer’s hot weather along with high humidity can pose a serious health risk for horses. Incidents such as colic, dehydration, and respiratory distress are just a few of the more serious conditions with can result because of warm summer weather. Even more potentially fatal circumstances are heatstroke and exhaustion, which can possibly lead to death.
Master Gardeners across the state often offer annual plant sales in cooperation with Extension Offices. A variety of different perennials and annuals are offered for sale that can accentuate your garden areas.
Pennsylvania’s drought weather conditions can create environments that result in poor desirable grass growth and allowing weeds to out-compete the good grasses in pastures. This can be especially dangerous when pastures are overgrazed and contain toxic weeds or plants that can accumulate undesirable high levels of nutrients.
Pennsylvania’s capacity to process live hogs into pork products (about 14,000 hogs per day) represents about 3.3 percent of the U.S. total.
Recent surveys conducted by researchers at Alabama A&M University indicated that 80 percent of Alabama and Tennessee goat producers reported that they do not vaccinate their herds. However, vaccination is a precaution that goat producers should adopt to prevent infectious diseases.
Poor maintenance can reduce efficiency of ventilation systems by as much as 40 percent.
New products will be adding processing capacity to the Northeast region. What opportunities exist for dairy producers?
Manure digesters will become more common on our dairy farms in the future, perhaps driven by odor control more than anything else.
In addition to cooling, shade, and ventilation, strategic adjustments to diet formulation and feeding management can help cows to better cope with extreme weather conditions.
Research shows how lameness can contribute to reproductive problems that drain profits
Learn about the marketing basics of raising and selling meat goats.
The trimming of hooves of goats is a simple task that can be easily learned,however, the hard part comes in committing oneself to follow through in a timely manner.
Arthropod pests limit production in the sheep and goat industry in many ways.
Breeding is a very important aspect of any meat goat operation. But, preparing the breeding does and buck(s) for the breeding season could have a large influence on the outcome and the profitability of the operation.
Some characteristics or traits that affect how well we perform in life, birth weight, amount of fiber or fleece, and milk production of does are a matter of degree, not a distinct genetic "type".
So you want to sell goats on the internet, but how do you get started?