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Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather
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Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Within a certain range of temperatures called the thermoneutral zone or TNZ, calves can maintain body temperature without needing extra energy. More
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Rumen Development, Don’t Wean Calves Without It! - Articles Articles

Rumen Development, Don’t Wean Calves Without It!

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Regardless of how much milk you are feeding calves or what age they are at weaning, if the rumen is not ready, calves are in for a rough transition. More
Getting Your Affairs in Order
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Getting Your Affairs in Order

Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

Information on organizing your records, making decisions, transferring property, planning for final arrangements, and documenting your preferences. More
Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop
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Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Annual event provides continuing education for feed industry professionals. More
Financial Life Skills: Start with Mutual Funds
Financial Life Skills: Start with Mutual Funds - Articles Articles
This article for the beginning investor explains what mutual funds are, ways you can make money on mutual funds, the objectives of mutual funds, types of mutual funds, and more. More
Spending Decisions: A Money Management Activity for Adults
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This publication provides an activity that demonstrates that spending decisions must be made with limited dollars More
'Abion' strawberries and 'Polka' (left) and 'Josephine' raspberries (right) at Penn State's High Tunnel facility.
Growing Raspberries and Strawberries in Containers - Articles Articles
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. More
The Build-a-Budget Book
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The Build-a-Budget Book

Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

This workbook-formerly known as the Fudge-It Budget Book-offers six steps toward managing your family's money. More
Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 2-3
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Family Time, Spring: Child Ages 2-3

Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

Strong, healthy families don't just happen. They take planning and work by each member. This publication provides activities for strengthening the family. More
El Libro para Hacer un Presupuesto
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El Libro para Hacer un Presupuesto

Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

Spanish translation of UI389. More
From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management
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From Harvest to Feed: Understanding Silage Management

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs, Virginia A. Ishler, Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D.

Silage is a staple forage on dairy farms. High-level management and sizeable financial outlays are necessary to efficiently produce, harvest, store and feed silage. More
Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf
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Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Calf health, growth, and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices. More
Growth Charts for Dairy Heifers
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Growth Charts for Dairy Heifers

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Comparing to a breed standard can indicate if heifer growth is progressing normally. More
Financial Security in Life: Conquering College Costs
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Financial Security in Life: Conquering College Costs

Robin Kuleck, RN, MSEd, Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

Parents saving for their children's college education face a confusing maze of ways to save and pay for higher education. More
Financial Security in Life: Finding Money to Save
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Financial Security in Life: Finding Money to Save

Marilyn Furry, Ph.D., Valerie Manganello

This article explains how to get started saving, practice good spending habits, and develop strategies that can help you save money. More
Using the Body Condition Scoring Excel Spreadsheet Series
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Instructions for the Body Condition Scoring spreadsheet series, used to evaluate body condition in cows and heifers. Spreadsheet series is designed for a scale of 1 to 5. More
Growth Monitor: Compare Heifers to Breed Standards
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Growth Monitor: Compare Heifers to Breed Standards

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Spreadsheet tools for tracking dairy heifer growth in comparison to breed standards. More
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops 4: Spending Priorities
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A loss of income forces a family to evaluate its spending. More
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops: Overview
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Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops: Overview

Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Marilyn Furry, Ph.D.

Losing your job, being laid off, or having your family income decrease is traumatic. More
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops 6: Cutting Corners
Bouncing Back When Your Income Drops 6: Cutting Corners - Articles Articles
The effects of a reduced income can be managed by economizing. The result will be a more effective use of resources, especially time and money. More
Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options
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Milk Replacer Costs and Your Options

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Discussion of whey protein prices, alternative proteins, cost comparisons, and considerations for feeding waste milk. More
Composition and Hygiene of Colostrum on Modern Pennsylvania Dairy Farms
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Nutrient, immunoglobulin, and bacterial content of modern colostrum and discussion of colostrum source and volume. More
Effects of Calf Feeding Program on First Lactation Performance
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A review of the effects of increased milk or milk replacer feeding on milk production. More
Trends in Age at Calving of Heifers in Pennsylvania
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Trends in Age at Calving of Heifers in Pennsylvania

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

Age at first calving impacts the total costs of raising heifers. This article examines DHI data on age at first calving in Pennsylvania Holsteins. More
CalfTrack Calf Management System
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CalfTrack Calf Management System

Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

CalfTrack is a comprehensive program to train employees that are responsible for calf care. More
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