Animal Systems News
PA Department of Environmental Resources offers on line the ability to obtain a“Manure Management Plan” manual.
On March 6, 2012, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced the Equine Tax Parity Act (H.R. 998), which would make horses eligible for capital gains treatment after 12 months, rather than 24, similar to other business assets.
Pasture renovation is an effective way to improve stand density or introduce new species into existing pastures. Following a few simple management techniques goes a long way to promote the establishment of new seedings.
Every Spring horse owners go through a ritual to prepare pastures, horses and equipment for the prospect of riding and enjoying horses during warmer weather.
Equine herpesvirus-1, also known as EHV-1, has been making headlines for the past few years.
The horse community is always just one step from a calamity and that calamity is a disease outbreak of such proportion as to widely imperil the health of our horses and threaten the economic viability of our industry.
The 11th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Registered Quarter Horse Sale will take place on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. The sale is run by Penn State students enrolled in the Equine Marketing class.
The IHSA Championship is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious college equestrian championships in North America.
At the Penn State Extension Annual Meeting in Dublin, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit sponsored and presented awards to Bucks County 4-H youth members who have achieved excellence in Animal Science project areas.
On March 23rd, the Bucks County 4-H Livestock Judging team traveled up to Penn State University for the annual spring contest.
On March 16, 2013, members from the Delaware County 4-H Horse Program traveled to Nazareth, PA for the Southeast PA Regional 4-H Hippology and Communications contests.
The Club's scrapbook won first place in the scrapbook contest, the club was third in Club of the Year contest, and Corissa Steimling placed first in the undergraduate research poster presentation contest.
A decrease in milk butterfat sends the alarm but is the diet to blame?
Exciting day-long seminar to help you make informed choices about your horse's care and management.
There are several ways to economically evaluate better reproduction. Whatever economic indicator is used, research suggests that the more efficient our dairy producers become at getting their entire dairy herd pregnant, both first service cows and repeat breeders, the potential exists for increased profitability for the dairy enterprise.
Insight into world supply and demand factors that influence milk price.
Penn State research suggests that when low quality forage is added to the diet to achieve extra chewing or rumination, chopping it fine enough to minimize sorting will help cows to consume the amount of forage desired and still provide physically effective fiber.
Transitioning cows from the dry period into and through early lactation has a huge effect on the overall production and health of the entire herd. The way we house and manage the dry and prefresh cow ultimately determines the level of production she can achieve.
Farm owners will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt environmentally sound practices aimed at managing healthy animals, healthy farms and a healthy environment.
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan.