Information to help manage dairy and meat goat nutrition, including resources on feed analysis and forage quality. Tips on estimating water needs, avoiding poison ivy and multiflora rose and managing warm-season annual in a grazing system.
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This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system.
Provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of a preventive system for food safety as stated within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.
Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites.
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“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”.
Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native woody, perennial vine.
Primary toxin, galitoxin, is found in all vegetative parts of the plant. Toxins known as cardenolides may be responsible for digitalis-like signs that cause or contribute to death.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) occurs naturally in ruminant milk fat and meat, but diet changes can affect the amounts.
Silvopasture is the integration of trees, livestock, and forage crops together on the same land to create dual income from timber and livestock.
The spread of multiflora rose in PA caused it to be designated as a noxious weed. Multiflora rose can be controlled but it takes considerable effort.
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Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprise suitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations.
New York State Senate recently voted to add silvopasturing, raising livestock and poultry in woodlots, to the state’s agricultural assessment program.
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