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.
Nutrition plays a major role in producing efficient and healthy animals.
By Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.
“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”.
The twilight meeting will feature discussion on the development and management of silvopasture.
By Justin Brackenrich, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures.
By Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA
Grazing has been largely excluded from our croplands but is receiving new interest as an additional profit center for farmers as well as a way to improve soil.
Interested in running a meat goat operation? Meat Goat Production & Management Home Study Course is for beginning producers and a great review for seasoned producers.
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This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system.
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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.
Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats.
Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites.
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.
Silvopasture is the integration of trees, livestock, and forage crops together on the same land to create dual income from timber and livestock.
By Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.
Find out how to estimate homeowner or farmer water needs and calculate how much water must be delivered from a private water supply to meet these needs.
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.
By Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means.
New York State Senate recently voted to add silvopasturing, raising livestock and poultry in woodlots, to the state’s agricultural assessment program.
By Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprise suitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations.