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Dairy Outlook: September 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: September 2018

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Milk prices remain on the low side of a four-year modest price range. Monitoring a producer's individual price regularly is vital to see trends and potential opportunities at the farm level. More
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Efficient Data Use Key to Maximizing Advisory Team Efforts - Articles Articles
Monitoring too many metrics can limit a team's discussion of current issues. Prioritize key data to make the best use of your team resources. More
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Feed Bunk Management - Articles Articles

Feed Bunk Management

John Tyson

Fine-tune feed management by making sure that every group has access to feed when they return from milking. More
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The Fat in Different Dairy Products - Articles Articles
Learn about the impact milk fat has on human health and how it differs between various dairy products. More
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Butyrate Addition in Calf Milk Replacer - Articles Articles

Butyrate Addition in Calf Milk Replacer

Jud Heinrichs, Ali Chishti

Feeding butyrate can help jump start rumen development, especially in calves that have not started eating much grain. More
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Managing Heat Stress and Fly Control in Young Calves - Articles Articles
Explore ways to address two of the main issues affecting calf health and comfort during summer months. More
Dairy Sense: Getting Those Extra Pounds of Milk
Dairy Sense: Getting Those Extra Pounds of Milk - Articles Articles
Focus on the first 100 days of lactation to find and fix bottlenecks that are limiting milk production. More
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Dairy Sense: What Is Soil Health? - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: What Is Soil Health?

Virginia A. Ishler

Soil health affects soil fertility and production potential, which affects crop yields, quality, and production costs. More
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Earning the Trust of Hispanic Dairy Employees - Articles Articles
A friendly, trusted work environment can make the difference when trying to attract and retain Hispanic employees. More
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Do Your Cows Know How You Feel About Them? - Articles Articles
Handling, transportation, environment, feed, interactions with other animals, and interactions with humans can stress cattle. Do our attitudes influence factors that can affect profitability? More
Animal Welfare Considerations in Dairy System Design
Animal Welfare Considerations in Dairy System Design - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Out with the Old and In with the New - It is Feasible
Out with the Old and In with the New - It is Feasible - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Calf and Heifer Management
Calf and Heifer Management - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Understanding Mastitis
Understanding Mastitis - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Having a Successful Advisory Team Having a Successful Advisory Team - Webinars
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Review recent research comparing the goals and subsequent achievements of various Pennsylvania advisory teams in relation to their cohort herds. More
Confidentiality, Liability, and Legal Tangles Confidentiality, Liability, and Legal Tangles - Webinars
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Guest Instructor: Mr. Ross Pifer, Director of the Penn State Agricultural Law Reference and Resource Center. More
2018 USDA, FSA Tariff Aid Program Details Begin to Emerge
2018 USDA, FSA Tariff Aid Program Details Begin to Emerge - News News
Specifics of assistance for farmers announced by the Department of Agriculture. More
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Troubleshooting Reproduction in Dairy Farms - Workshops Workshops

Troubleshooting Reproduction in Dairy Farms

11/09/2018

Greensburg, PA

Free
Learn about crucial factors that negatively affect the reproductive performance of dairy cows, and the best management practices to monitor and control these risk factors. More
Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities [source: E. Fabian]
Evaluating Air Quality in Livestock Housing Environments - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. More
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After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. More
Bringing the Right People to the Table Bringing the Right People to the Table - Webinars
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Recorded webinar from the "Friday Facilitators Forum" series. More
Cassie Yost, Penn State University
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Newborn Calf Care - Workshops Workshops
$25.00
Join us for classroom and hands-on learning experiences covering newborn calf care and management. More
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Weaning through Pre-Bred Heifers
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Weaning through Pre-Bred Heifers - Workshops Workshops
$25.00
Join us for classroom and hands-on learning experiences covering proper feeding and management of calves and heifers. More
Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop
Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop

10/31/2018

Harrisburg, PA

$120.00
This workshop provides applied dairy nutrition information and training to feed industry professionals. Hands-on workshops and practical sessions offer information you can use to help you or your clients succeed. More
Best Milking Practices: Changing Practices to Lower SCC and Improve Milk Quality
Best Milking Practices: Changing Practices to Lower SCC and Improve Milk Quality - Webinars Webinars
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Recorded webinar from the "Tools for Teams" series. More
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