Information in managing sheep feed management, analysis and delivery, testing water quality and estimating flock’s water needs. Tips on accelerated lamb production and managing parasites with good nutrition.
When07:00 PM 02/15/2018 - 08:30 PM 04/05/2018
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This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system.
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Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats.
Internal parasites have been an issue in sheep production for a long time.
Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites.
One of the most important components of a sheep's diet is water. Poor water quality can affect intake, which in turn affects animal growth and milk production.
More Articles ByRobert 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.
It is important to remember to keep an eye on residue heights to eliminate over-grazing and the problems that occur as a result.
“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”.
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.
More Articles ByVirginia A. Ishler, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
A profitable Pennsylvania sheep milk industry needs three components: customers, processors, and distributors.
Animal Safety Quality Assurance Programs are national programs that provide guidelines and strategies for producers which promote animal quality and safety to ensure safe food for human consumption.