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Taking Good Photographs for Farm and Food Businesses
Taking Good Photographs for Farm and Food Businesses - Videos Videos

Taking Good Photographs for Farm and Food Businesses

Maria L Graziani, MBA, Juliette Enfield

10:45

This video provides tips that will inspire you to take better photographs for your farm or food business. More
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Opportunities for Veterans in Pennsylvania Agriculture - Articles Articles
More and more veterans are considering agriculture as a viable future upon returning home. More
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Exploring the Small Farm Dream - Workshops Workshops
Are you thinking about starting a farm business? Join us and decide on an action plan that works best for your business goals. More
Beef Feeding Operation
Beef Feeding Operation - Videos Videos

Beef Feeding Operation

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

4:08

Producer video describing the benefits, challenges, and marketing opportunities of a beef feeding operation. More
Agritainment Definitions and Terms
Agritainment Definitions and Terms - Articles Articles
There are several terms used almost exclusively within the Agritainment and insurance industries. Below is a listing of some of these terms. More
Building Your Farm Management Team - Find a Good Accountant
Building Your Farm Management Team - Find a Good Accountant - Articles Articles
Farm accounting includes spreadsheets, accounting terminology, and computer accounting software. More
Study circle locations across Pennsylvania
Western Hub Study Circle - News News

Western Hub Study Circle

06/10/2016

Penn State Extension has teamed up with beginning and establishing growers across the state to offer study circle discussion groups. More
Managing Cash Flow on Your Farm
Managing Cash Flow on Your Farm - Articles Articles

Managing Cash Flow on Your Farm

Juliette Enfield, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS

Cash flow statements are very useful – they may very well be the first place where a farmer will spot a trend in business performance. More
Beef calf
Beef Cow-Calf Production - Articles Articles

Beef Cow-Calf Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., H. Louis Moore, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

The beef cow-calf business is well adapted to small-scale and part-time farmers who have land suitable for pasture and hay production. More
Beef Cattle in feedlot
Feeding Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Feeding Beef Cattle

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

Beef cattle feeding is possible on small and part-time farms, but the cost of feeding drops significantly as the size of the operation increases. More
Beef Cow-calf Operation
Beef Cow-calf Operation - Videos Videos

Beef Cow-calf Operation

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., H. Louis Moore, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

4:40

Producer video describing the benefits, challenges, and marketing opportunities of a cow-calf operation. More
Replacement Heifer Selection
Replacement Heifer Selection - Articles Articles

Replacement Heifer Selection

John W. Comerford

A costly, but extremely important, feature of the cow-calf herd is the selection and development of replacement heifers. More
Considerations for Retained Ownership of Feeder Cattle
Considerations for Retained Ownership of Feeder Cattle - Articles Articles
Retaining ownership of feeder cattle beyond the traditional time of sale at or near weaning is an option some cow-calf producers may consider. More
Cattle on Feed
Weaning Rations for Beef Steers for Two Rates of Gain - Articles Articles

Weaning Rations for Beef Steers for Two Rates of Gain

Daniel M. Kniffen, John W. Comerford

These rations are based on calves receiving an average grass/legume hay that is .28 mcal/lb NEg and 10% crude protein. More
Influence of Temperature on Feed Requirements of Beef Cows
Influence of Temperature on Feed Requirements of Beef Cows - Articles Articles

Influence of Temperature on Feed Requirements of Beef Cows

Daniel M. Kniffen, John W. Comerford

Here are some basic rules to evaluate the feed requirements of beef cows during the winter. More
Cows with calves on grass
Green Grass Calving - Articles Articles

Green Grass Calving

Daniel M. Kniffen, John W. Comerford

There are many advantages to green grass calving when compared to late winter early spring calving. More
Causes of Vaccine Failure in Beef Cattle
Causes of Vaccine Failure in Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Causes of Vaccine Failure in Beef Cattle

Daniel M. Kniffen, John W. Comerford

Vaccine failure can be reduced by understanding cattle status, using good vaccination management using the right vaccines at the right time. More
Healthy pastures are the first step to weed management.
Weed Management in Pastures - Articles Articles

Weed Management in Pastures

John W. Comerford, Nancy Glazier

The best approach to weed control is the integrated approach. Keeping pastures healthy is the first step. More
Early Weaning Calves
Early Weaning Calves - Articles Articles

Early Weaning Calves

John W. Comerford

Early weaning calves will be an effective management tool for many breeders and will improve subsequent performance of the cow herd. More
Calving Season Preparation
Calving Season Preparation - Articles Articles

Calving Season Preparation

Dustin Heeter, John W. Comerford

After baling hay and fighting snow to feed the cows, a dead calf can be a frustrating and costly result. Preparation and timely action will help make a successful calving season. More
Colostrum and Calf Productivity: A Review
Colostrum and Calf Productivity: A Review - Articles Articles

Colostrum and Calf Productivity: A Review

Daniel M. Kniffen, John W. Comerford

Recent studies at Penn State have shown that 20-25% of veal and dairy-beef calves do not receive colostrum prior to sale. More
Custom Feeding Cattle
Custom Feeding Cattle - Articles Articles

Custom Feeding Cattle

John W. Comerford

For those with the facilities, feedstuffs, and management expertise, custom feeding cattle is an excellent risk management tool. More
Enhancing Reproduction
Added Fat in the Ration of Beef Cows to Enhance Reproduction - Articles Articles
Evidence suggests that the addition of limited fat supplements to the diet of beef cows prior to breeding will enhance reproduction. More
Weaning Calves to reduce stress
The Delicate Art of Weaning Calves - Articles Articles
Weaning calves can be a traumatic event for calves, but if done correctly, can be a lucrative management tool. More
Feeding Small Grains to Beef Cattle
Feeding Small Grains to Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Feeding Small Grains to Beef Cattle

Daniel M. Kniffen, John W. Comerford

The high price of corn has many cattle feeders investigating the use of alternative small grains in cattle rations. More
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