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Hazardous gases released from dairy manure storages during agitation can be particularly dangerous for nearby operators when gypsum bedding has been used in the cow stalls. Image: Eileen Fabian
Research Aims to Prevent Deaths Related to Gypsum-laced Manure Emissions - News News
Gypsum recycled from manufacturing and construction waste has gained popularity as a bedding source for the dairy industry. More
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing - Articles Articles

Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Information on Ventilation systems available at Penn State More
Photo credit: Dan McFarland
Pre-Fresh, Maternity and Post-Fresh Space: Getting the Numbers Right - Articles Articles
Nutrition, health care, and environment provided during the transition period have a tremendous influence on cow health and performance well into the next lactation. More
Red Holstein dairy cow
Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design - Articles Articles

Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

This article provides a simplified context for animal welfare in relation to engineering design features of dairy housing. More
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design - Articles Articles
Modern dairy shelters provide the five freedoms of animal welfare that are essential to cow comfort and animal husbandry. More
Stray Voltage in Dairy Systems
Stray Voltage in Dairy Systems - Webinars Webinars
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Webinar tackles Stray Voltage according to research-based information, defining what it is and what it isn't. Investigation and mitigation methods will be discussed. More
Workforce Focus: "When will I get a raise?"
Workforce Focus: "When will I get a raise?" - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Dry Cow Management for a Better Start
Dry Cow Management for a Better Start - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Workforce Focus: "What do you mean?"
Workforce Focus: "What do you mean?" - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Intelligent Mastitis Management
Intelligent Mastitis Management - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Profitable Pregnancies: Efficient Reproductive Management
Profitable Pregnancies: Efficient Reproductive Management - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Workforce Focus: "Whats My Job"
Workforce Focus: "Whats My Job" - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Safety Risk from Manure Storages of Dairy Cows Bedded with Gypsum
Safety Risk from Manure Storages of Dairy Cows Bedded with Gypsum - Articles Articles

Safety Risk from Manure Storages of Dairy Cows Bedded with Gypsum

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Hile, Dan Hofstetter

Findings from on-farm monitoring of dairies using gypsum as stall bedding show a link has been found to highly toxic levels of hydrogen sulfide gas during manure movement and agitation. More
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Big Data in Dairy - Webinars Webinars

Big Data in Dairy

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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Calf Barn
2017 PDMP Corn Silage Trails and Handling Silage Leachate - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Calf Barn
Cleaning and Maintaining Milking Systems - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Calf Barn
Transition Cows - Webinars Webinars

Transition Cows

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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Calf Barn
Non-Nutritional Factors that Influence Feed Intake - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Photo credit: Mat Haan
Using Activity Systems to Monitor Dry and Transition Cows - Articles Articles
Preliminary data from a case study shows differences in daily activity and rumination patterns of healthy and sick cows. More
Photo credit: Mauricio Rosales
¿Está Vigilando de Cerca a Sus Vacas de Transición? - Articles Articles
En el ganado lechero, el período de transición se caracteriza por una serie de cambios metabólicos y prácticas de manejo que pueden tener un impacto en la salud y la productividad de las vacas. More
Calf Barn
Technology Tuesdays - Webinars Webinars

Technology Tuesdays

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Dairy Farms
Dairy Management Mondays - Webinars Webinars

Dairy Management Mondays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour

Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. More
Calf Barn
Troubleshooting with Time-Lapse Cameras - Webinars Webinars
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Time-Lapse cameras provide a series of video clips or pictures that give the answer to “What are your cows up to when I'm not there?” This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series. More
Focus on Transition Cows
Focus on Transition Cows - Webinars Webinars
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Animal behavior aspects of the transition from the dry period through early lactation as well as housing and management options. More
Collection and Use of Data in Robotic Milking Systems
Collection and Use of Data in Robotic Milking Systems - Webinars Webinars
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How to use all the data provide by Robotic Milking Systems. More
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