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Keep away from grain augers
Safe Grain Handling During Harvest - News News
Staying safe during grain handling operations is important. Be sure to evaluate and control all hazards. More
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The Fat in Different Dairy Products - Articles Articles
Learn about the impact milk fat has on human health and how it differs between various dairy products. More
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles Articles

2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary

Michael Pate, Ph.D., Serap Gorucu, Ph.D, Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide - Articles Articles

Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide

Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use. More
Got Mud? Safe Extraction of Farm Machinery
Got Mud? Safe Extraction of Farm Machinery - Articles Articles
If you get a piece of equipment stuck in the mud, don’t rush. Take the proper precautions to get it out safely. More
Generator Checkup: Meaningful Maintenance for Safe Service
Generator Checkup: Meaningful Maintenance for Safe Service - Articles Articles
Is your generator prepared for a power outage at your farmstead or business? More
Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions - News
Serap Gorucu, researcher at PSU, recently discussed youth ag safety at the “Technology-based Distractions in Farming Youth” seminar December 6 at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. More
Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant
Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant - Articles Articles

Why Cows Don't Get Pregnant

Andrew Sandeen

Dairy cows don't always conceive after the first insemination attempt. There are a variety of causes that may contribute to conception failure. More
Photo credit: Andrew Sandeen
More Progesterone, Please - Articles Articles

More Progesterone, Please

Andrew Sandeen

Progesterone is essential for normal reproductive cycling; it inhibits estrus and controls follicle growth. But, some high-producing dairy cows have too little in circulation. More
Characteristics of the Bovine Estrous Cycle
Characteristics of the Bovine Estrous Cycle - Videos Videos
This video introduces some of the key characteristics of the estrous cycle in cattle. More
Photo credit: Andrew Sandeen
Is 60 the Magic Number? - Articles Articles

Is 60 the Magic Number?

Andrew Sandeen

Factors to consider before shifting voluntary waiting period or dry period length. More
Minimizing Interservice Intervals
Minimizing Interservice Intervals - Videos Videos

Minimizing Interservice Intervals

Andrew Sandeen

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This video defines interservice intervals and provides suggestions for how to improve them to maximize reproductive efficiency and dairy herd profitability. More
Predicting Pregnancy Loss
Predicting Pregnancy Loss - Articles Articles

Predicting Pregnancy Loss

Andrew Sandeen

Diagnosing pregnancy early identifies open cows and can help minimize days open and increase profitability, but losing confirmed pregnancies can be very frustrating. More
R.L. Hamblen, Bugwood.org
Spring Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore? - Articles Articles
Springtime brings on many questions in regards to restoring pastures that are weather beaten after winter. More
Food is a central part of life in every culture. And eating with others is meaningful. The foods may be different, such as this ugali (corn porridge) and dried fish from Tanzania, but the significance of eating together isn’t.
Making the Most of Cross-Cultural Encounters - Articles Articles
Understanding differences between cultures can provide helpful insight for situations encountered everywhere in our increasingly global society, including common encounters on U.S. farms. More
Fall Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore?
Fall Management for Pastures: Renovate or Restore? - Articles Articles
Late summer and early fall is an excellent time to renovate and restore pastures. More
Dealing with the Stubborn Corpus Luteum (CL) During a Timed AI Program
Dealing with the Stubborn Corpus Luteum (CL) During a Timed AI Program - Articles Articles
Some of the latest, greatest timed artificial insemination (AI) protocols have become pretty complex, but not without valid reasons. More
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Postpartum Blues
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Postpartum Blues - Articles Articles
Ovulation is the critical event that must function correctly and be responded to in a timely manner in to establish a new pregnancy. More
Beat the Weeds! Sacrifice Lots Need to Be Reseeded Too!
Beat the Weeds! Sacrifice Lots Need to Be Reseeded Too! - Articles Articles
Sacrifice lots can be seeded to annuals for quick growth and cover or seeded into perennials if the sacrifice lot can be rotated each year. More
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Defining the Issue
Cyclicity in Dairy Cows: Defining the Issue - Articles Articles
Open cows that aren't cycling normally can hamper successful reproduction. More
A Long-Term Mindset for Reproductive Management
A Long-Term Mindset for Reproductive Management - Articles Articles
As we look at reproductive management and its impact on overall success of a dairy operation, it is clearly a critical component. More
Use of Activity Monitors to Predict Ovulation and Get Cows Pregnant
Use of Activity Monitors to Predict Ovulation and Get Cows Pregnant - Articles Articles
Activity monitors may consistently predict ovulation and pinpoint the perfect time to breed cows. More
Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Trouble-shooting Infertility Problems in Cattle - Articles Articles
This article examines problem areas related to anestrus, repeat breeding, pregnancy loss, and postpartum disorders. More