Animal Systems News
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?
Economics of large farms vs. smaller farm. Pasture can provide excellent low-cost feed and a slew of other advantages.
Owners have several options for grazing horses. Some grazing strategies are better at maintaining pasture ground cover and reducing the risk of overgrazing than others.
Known as the poison hemlock or spotted hemlock, this multi-stemmed perennial weed with toothed, fern-like leaves and clusters of small white flowers. The stems have purple spots, which are most evident near the base of the plant.
Pasturing horses and other livestock is the most economical and easiest way to feed.
Horse owners are anticipating the joy of realizing that the long harsh winter is gradually changing into the pleasures of spring.
All livestock operations, including those that have horses, are required to have either a nutrient management plan or a manure management plan for their farm.
With any herbicide or pesticide, you should carefully read and follow the label directions.
Now is the time of year to think about vaccinating our horse. Horses should to be inoculated every year for West Nile, Tetanus, Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, Eastern and Western Encephalitis.
All livestock operations, including those that have horses, are required to have either a nutrient management plan or a manure management plan for their farm. Even farms with one horse are required to have a plan. The number of horses and animal density will determine what kind of plan is needed for a farm operation.
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, will return for its annual three-day run, Aug. 14-16, 2012.
Designed and managed properly freestall shelters can be a good fit on productive dairy farms.
Since we cannot predict prices of energy in the future, we need to prepare for fluctuations in prices of the various energy sources.
Labor and cost spent getting water into each paddock may pay for itself quicker than almost any other management practice on the farm.
Some characteristics of unprofitable dairies.
Key factors can be better managed to improve milk production.
The neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was confirmed in a North Carolina mare on Jan. 5.
Proper pasture management leads to high quality, productive pastures that can supply excellent nutrition for horses. Pasture management can be a challenge because of continually changing environmental conditions and fluctuations in horse populations on farms.