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Grazing 101: Sustainable Pasture Management for Livestock
Grazing 101: Sustainable Pasture Management for Livestock - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
Learn how to sustainably manage beef cattle, sheep and meat goats on pasture. Understand the variables concerning grazing systems, paddocks, fencing, and forage quality. More
Manure Management Project Book for Youth
Manure Management for Youth Projects - Articles Articles
Manure impacts water quality. In PA, everyone who produces manure needs a plan. That includes 4-H youth. More
Foot trimming is one basic practice that all sheep and goat producers should be able to perform.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Hands-On Management Practices - Workshops Workshops
Free
Sheep and goat production requires many skills to handle basic livestock management practices. More
Livestock selection principles should take into account both performance information and visual appraisal characteristics.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Selection Principles - Workshops Workshops

Sheep and Goat Workshops: Selection Principles

03/22/2019

Greensburg, PA

Free
Selecting livestock that best matches resources on the farm and local markets is a key to profitable sheep and goat production. More
Pasture often provides a large portion of a sheep's daily ration.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Nutrition School - Workshops Workshops
Nutrition plays a major role in producing efficient and healthy animals. More
Small Ruminant Housing: Proper Airflow is Important
Small Ruminant Housing: Proper Airflow is Important - Articles Articles
When winter and cold weather arrive goats and sheep spend more time indoors. With this change in management comes needed attention to airflow and adequate ventilation of animal housing. More
Sheep
The Next Steps in Raising Sheep or Goats - Workshops Workshops
Fencing, Feeding, Nutrition, Grazing and Selecting a Startup Flock or Herd will be covered in this session of the North Central, PA Small Ruminant Series. More
Cell-culture Technology and Potential Impacts on Livestock Production
Cell-culture Technology and Potential Impacts on Livestock Production - News News
Cell-culture based production of meat is expanding in the food industry. Understand the potential impacts to your herd to prepare for this new frontier in meat production. More
Poison hemlock in the spring time along a fencerow. Image from Ohio State University.
Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock - Articles Articles

Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock

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”. More
Ewes and does should be in good body condition prior to the breeding season.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Breeding Season Preparation - Workshops Workshops
A successful lambing or kidding season begins with breeding season preparations. More
Cattle grazing in silvopasture at Forks Farm in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Central Susquehanna Valley Beef Producer Twilight Meeting - Workshops Workshops
The twilight meeting will feature discussion on the development and management of silvopasture. More
Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures - Articles Articles

Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

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. More
Hairy vetch, rye, annual ryegrass, and clover cover crop being grazed. Photo Credit: Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University
Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops

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. More
Sheep and goat producers should keep good records not only for production, but also for financial management.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Financial Management - Workshops Workshops
Financial management of sheep and goat operations involves a variety of income and expenses. More
Lamb and kid survival is important to the overall success of a flock or herd
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Lambing and Kidding - Workshops Workshops
Lambing and kidding success is an integral part of running an efficient and profitable sheep or goat operation. More
Vaccinating is one method to prevent disease issues with lambs and goats.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Health Care - Workshops Workshops
Good health care is crucial to efficient and profitable sheep and goat operations. More
Agricultural Careers Online Course
Agricultural Careers Online Course - Webinars Webinars

Agricultural Careers Online Course

07:00 PM 03/07/2019 - 08:30 PM 04/11/2019

$10.00
Join us for these weekly webinars as we cover a wide variety of interests that can pair your passions with a future career! More
Meat Goat Production and Management Home Study Course
Meat Goat Production and Management Home Study Course - Workshops Workshops
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. More
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals - Webinars Webinars

Grazing Warm-Season Annuals

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1 hour

Free
This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system. More
4-H Livestock Biosecurity Tips Fact Sheet
4-H Livestock Biosecurity Tips Fact Sheet - Articles Articles
Biosecurity benchmarks to help keep you and your animals safe. More
Preventive Controls for Animal Food
Preventive Controls for Animal Food - Workshops Workshops

Preventive Controls for Animal Food

Multiple Options Available

$475.00
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. More
Successful sheep production in SW PA often takes advantage of pasture resources.
So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats? - Workshops Workshops

So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats?

Multiple Options Available

Free
Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats. 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
St. Croix sheep have shown resistance to parasites and tolerance to hot weather. Photo by ARS.
Prevent Parasites Through Grazing Management - Articles Articles
Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites. More
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
Pennsylvania law requires farms and properties with animals or that use manure to develop a manure management plan. This course walks you through the process. More
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