Penn State Department of Animal Science's poultry judging team placed second overall at the 47th Annual National Collegiate Poultry Judging held in Fayetteville, AK Nov. 4-6.
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As hunting season gets under way, many hunters are asking what additional precautions they should take now that Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in Pennsylvania.
When it is very cold, the horse will reduce its water consumption and be at risk of colic.
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s mobile app DairyCents is now available for download on Android devices. DairyCents has been available since August on iTunes and has over 600 registered users to date.
The horse's gestation length is approximately eleven months long. To ensure the survival of the species, the horse's natural breeding season has evolved to span the time from May through August. Foals that are born during this time frame will receive ample nutrition from their dam, since grazing conditions are at their peak. These foals will also have a chance to grow and become more physically capable of surviving harsh winter conditions with potentially scarce food resources.
The fall meeting of the Coalition of State Horse Councils (CSHS) is one of the biannual meetings of this subcommittee of American Horse Council (AHC).
Nov 20, 2012, five of seven horses residing on the Wright County, Minn., horse farm that recently confirmed three cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection have developed clinical signs consistent with the disease, according to a statement on the University of Minnesota (UM) Equine Center.
In addition to being the oldest equine sanctuary in the country, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines in Chester County is the first equine facility to receive recognition as a “Proud Penn State Partner.”
A paper written by Food Science undergraduate, Virginia Smith, discusses the effects of cold stability on wine, how to analyze for tartrate stability, and various products used for cold stabilization purposes. A good read for any winemakers that battle with cold stability issues.
The holiday meal is over. You are ready to relax. You just want to sit down and visit with your guests. Wait! Not quite yet! If you take this route, you will likely end up with some uninvited guests—bacteria that love to grow at room temperature.
It has been getting chillier at night. Winter will soon be here and when that happens, temperatures drop considerably and can cause freezing water issues both indoors and out. So here are some tips to help you avoid common problems in winter and hopefully prevent frustration for you, your pets, your livestock and the wild birds that you may like to feed.
As many of you are probably well aware, chronic wasting disease (CWD) was confirmed in a captive deer at a commercial deer farm in Adams County in October, 2012. A second deer from the same herd as also tested positive for CWD. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease that attacks the brain and nervous system of infected deer (also elk and moose). It is transmitted by direct animal to animal contact and also between infected deer and the environment and other deer.
A unique source of natural gas found in 'frozen water'?
As the production portion of our NE-1020 project has come to a close, now is the time that we focus on basic wine chemistries. A series of data is collected on every fermented variety so that we can compare the chemical composition of that variety across several harvest years.
Did you know that one-quarter of all U.S. homes have septic systems? Yours may be one of them. If you’re not properly maintaining your septic system, you’re not only hurting the environment, you’re putting your family’s health at risk—and may be flushing thousands of dollars down the drain! EPA’s SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort that aims to inform homeowners living on properties serviced by septic systems on the importance of properly maintaining their septic system and provide valuable resources to help homeowners make important decisions regarding their wastewater management needs. The initiative also provides resources for outreach organizations and government leaders who seek promote this message locally.
Penn State Extension worked with the Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Council and the Clearfield Conservation District to implement a Colcum Foundation Grant in eight counties in North Central Pennsylvania. The project was geared toward low to moderate income residents to assist them in obtaining pre-gas well drilling, chain of custody, water test reports.
Equipment is expensive but often can pay for itself quickly if you get the right piece for your farm. We would like to share a few considerations and tips we have learned through a recent equipment demonstration at the Seed Farm New Farmer Training and Incubator Program in Emmaus, PA as well as from our wonderful farmer neighbors and a few good resources. This is the second of three articles.
Jerky is meat that has been salted, seasoned, and dried until most of the moisture is removed. A pound of meat weighs about four ounces after being made into jerky. Because of its very low moisture content, it can be stored for several weeks without refrigeration and is suitable for school lunches and backpacking. It is popular as a snack.
Meadow and pine vole populations can erupt periodically unless food sources and habitat cover are reduced and their numbers are kept in check. Control of vegetation around tree trunks and regular mowing limit cover and food sources and expose voles to natural predators. Population reduction strategies are applied after harvest before damage begins and before snowfall. To successfully manage deer damage, it is important to monitor behavior and apply controls before feeding or antler rubbing habits are established.