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US shield symbol required on official animal identification tags.
Are You Moving Cattle Across State Lines? - Articles Articles
Animal identification required by the USDA Animal Disease Traceability program. More
Are You Hiring the Right People at Your Dairy?
Are You Hiring the Right People at Your Dairy? - Articles Articles
Job descriptions provide the foundation for building strong human resource management practices into the day-to-day management of a dairy farm business. More
Heifer Economics
Heifer Economics - Articles Articles

Heifer Economics

Jud Heinrichs

Heifers are an important investment in the future of successful dairy operations. More
Evaluating and Conditioning Cattle for Market
Evaluating and Conditioning Cattle for Market - Videos Videos
Video will help the viewer evaluate a cow's readiness for market, and show helpful steps to ensure that she is properly conditioned for the transition to market More
Livestock Transportation
Livestock Transportation - Videos Videos

Livestock Transportation

Robert E. Mikesell

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How to safely move between facilities, to another farm or to a livestock market, during livestock transportation. More
Pennsylvania Dairy Farm Size and Profitability
Pennsylvania Dairy Farm Size and Profitability - Articles Articles
Annual summary of Pennsylvania dairy cash flow plans and assessment of factors that lead to profitability. More
Livestock and Poultry Mortality Disposal in Pennsylvania
Livestock and Poultry Mortality Disposal in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Properly managing and disposing of dead farm animals is important. Every livestock and poultry operation should have a proper dead stock disposal strategy. More
Winter Time Farm Planning
Winter Time Farm Planning - Articles Articles

Winter Time Farm Planning

Melanie Barkley

Right now as I look outside the window, the snow is flying and the sun is trying to peak through the clouds. It is very cold and I would much rather be inside where I am warm. More
DairyCents Pro Mobile App
DairyCents Pro Mobile App - Downloadable Downloadable

DairyCents Pro Mobile App

Virginia A. Ishler

Calculate your own income over feed cost and track other feed management metrics. More
DairyCents Mobile App
DairyCents Mobile App - Downloadable Downloadable

DairyCents Mobile App

Virginia A. Ishler

This mobile app calculates income over feed costs and compares prices of various feeds to the Penn State Feed Price List. More
Entering the Dairy Industry - Dairy Rental and Sharemilking Agreements
Entering the Dairy Industry - Dairy Rental and Sharemilking Agreements - Articles Articles
Dairy farming requires a large capital investment. Extension Dairy Educator, Mat Haan weighs in on two potential options for getting a start in the industry. More
Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management
Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management - Articles Articles

Body Condition Scoring as a Tool for Dairy Herd Management

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones, Virginia A. Ishler

Body condition scoring evaluates fatness or thinness according to a five-point scale and scores are used to fine-tune dairy nutrition and health. More
Dairy Heifers
Dairy Heifer Production - Articles Articles

Dairy Heifer Production

Jud Heinrichs, Virginia A. Ishler, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

In most herds, dairy farmers replace 25 to 30 percent of the herd each year. These replacements represent a significant financial investment. More
December Preparation for Cattle Herds
December Preparation for Cattle Herds - Articles Articles
December for many cattle producers means preparations for winterizing their herds. More
Dairy Beef
Dairy-Beef Production - Articles Articles

Dairy-Beef Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Production of high-quality dairy-beef is relatively new to the beef industry and depends almost entirely on Holstein bull calves. More
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