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Safety First with Livestock
Safety First with Livestock - Articles Articles
Every year, hundreds of accidents occur on the farm whether it’s caused by livestock, tractors, machinery, or mistakes. More
Safely Making and Handling Large Package Hay Bales
Safely Making and Handling Large Package Hay Bales - Articles Articles
Shortage of labor and the need to rapidly harvest hay in its prime condition continues to increase the use of large package hay balers. More
Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring
Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring - Articles Articles
A gas monitor with remote sampling enables measurements to be taken by workers located safely outside the storage facility. More
Figure 1. Animal handling may range from moving groups of animals to leading an individual animal by halter (Picture courtesy of North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks, www.nagcate.com).
Animal Handling Tips - Articles Articles

Animal Handling Tips

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Many farm people have never stopped and actually analyzed why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behavior may mean to their own personal safety. More
In barn fires, the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" could not be more true.
Fire Safety in Horse Stables - Articles Articles

Fire Safety in Horse Stables

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

Fire damage to horse stables can be minimized or prevented through building techniques, fire detection, and management practices. More
Examples of pull tube with pump for gas concentration detection.
Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments - Articles Articles

Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments

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

This article describes simple relatively-inexpensive instruments for detecting ammonia gas concentration in animal housing to assure proper air quality. More
Fire Safety: 30 Seconds is All Your Horse Has
Fire Safety: 30 Seconds is All Your Horse Has - Articles Articles
Fire prevention, actions to take-- Do you know what to do in a disaster situation such as fire? More
Horses and Hunting
Horses and Hunting - Articles Articles
Both the hunter and horse owner need to learn to balance their rights. More
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive. More
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT)
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT) - Downloadable Downloadable
A simple method of providing first-hand information about hazards, a process for evaluating hazards, and recommendations on correcting hazards. More