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Equine Educator to Speak at Bucks County Seminar
Equine Educator to Speak at Bucks County Seminar - News News
Learn about pasture management basics from Laura Kenny at a seminar hosted by Delaware Valley University on April 1. More
Pictures courtesy of Dr. S. Davison. New Bolton Center, PA.
Avian Coryza - Articles Articles

Avian Coryza

Gino Lorenzoni

Avian Coryza is an emerging poultry respiratory disease in some regions of the United States. Severe facial edema is probably the most notorious clinical sign which couples with a sharp decrease in egg production in laying hens. More
Wintry Path by composita. Pixabay.com cc0
Dairy Outlook: March 2019 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: March 2019

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Pennsylvania income over feed costs averages continue along the $8/milk cow/day levels. Marginal gains in milk income have been offset by increases in feed costs. More
Sheep Scanning Certification
Sheep Scanning Certification - Workshops Workshops

Sheep Scanning Certification

04/23/2019

University Park, PA

$200.00
Livestock producers are invited to attend and learn about scanning live animals to measure carcass merit. More
Detecting Ammonia in Poultry Housing Using Inexpensive Instruments
Detecting Ammonia in Poultry Housing Using Inexpensive Instruments - Articles Articles
If humans can smell ammonia, that means it's over the recommended levels. Use simple instruments to measure ammonia before it reaches significant levels. More
Understanding when to market lambs can lead to higher prices.
Sheep and Goat Marketing Opportunities - Workshops Workshops

Sheep and Goat Marketing Opportunities

04/11/2019

Leesport, PA

Free
There are many options for marketing sheep, lambs, wool, and goats in Pennsylvania. This ranges from marketing breeding stock, weaned lambs or kids, and finished market animals to marketing wool and value added products. More
Heifers consuming alternative feeds.
Consider Corn-Based Diets as Alternatives to Hay for Beef Cows - Articles Articles
In times when hay is expensive, alternative feeds may be used to supply energy and protein to the cow herd. More
Mud_Lot, eXtensionHorses, CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0), Wikimedia Commons
Reducing Mud on Horse Farms - Webinars Webinars

Reducing Mud on Horse Farms

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, 03/27/2019

1 hour

Free
Mud seems to be a given on horse farms during wet weather; however, there are things that farm owners can do to improve drainage and minimize mud. More
Although this manure application may have met setback, ground cover and slope guidelines, the photo highlights risk associated with winter manure application. The loss of nutrients is an economic and agronomic loss for the farm.
Behind in Manure Application? Please Move Forward Smartly - Articles Articles
Weather can be extremely challenging when it comes to timely manure application. The following principles should be considered when making plans for your next weather-delayed application. More
Sheep and Goat Health Care Workshop
Sheep and Goat Health Care Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Sheep and Goat Health Care Workshop

04/16/2019

Sweden Valley, PA

$10.00
Producers are invited to join us for this informational sheep and goat workshop. More
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Dairy Sense: The Reality of the Dairy Industry - Articles Articles
The industry is in crisis and there is no simple fix to the problem. Consecutive years of mediocre margins and possible erosion of farm equity mean there are some tough questions to be answered. More
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Dairy Sense: Unlocking Added Potential - Articles Articles
The transition period, early lactation, and breeding age heifers are the keys to unlocking added potential for milk income. More
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Dairy Sense: More Sugar, Please - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: More Sugar, Please

Virginia A. Ishler

Adding sugar to the ration can complement many diets and takes the pressure off starch as the only energy source used to maintain production and components. More
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Dairy Sense: Evolution of IOFC - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: Evolution of IOFC

Virginia A. Ishler

Income over feed cost (IOFC) per cow has evolved from a general metric to one that is very farm specific. Tracking breakeven IOFC enables analysis of how decisions will impact cash flow. More
Photo credit: Andrew Sandeen
Risk Management for Reproduction Programs - Articles Articles
Risk management must address big-picture financial aspects; however, it is also relevant to specific areas of management, such as reproduction. More
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What is Mastitis Costing You? - Articles Articles
Mastitis costs dairy farms more than any other disease. Control clinical and subclinical infections to improve milk quality and boost profitability. More
Implants are crucial in Holstein steers raised for beef.
2018 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results - Articles Articles
The calf-fed Holstein Initiative wrapped up its third year in 2018. Implants successfully increased average daily gains and feed efficiency. More
Beef cattle manure value can be captured as fertilizer.
Should I Use my Beef Manure as Fertilizer? - Articles Articles

Should I Use my Beef Manure as Fertilizer?

Tara L. Felix, Virginia A. Ishler

Beef manure is inherently high in phosphorus. There are a few issues with over-applying phosphorus to land. This article discusses issues and offers solutions to using beef cattle manure as fertilizer. More
Ventilation Modeling of Animal Housing and Observations
Ventilation Modeling of Animal Housing and Observations - Workshops Workshops
$15.00
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
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Dairy Outlook: February 2019 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: February 2019

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Pennsylvania All Milk Price remains plateaued around $18/cwt through the first quarter of 2019 with futures indicating moderate increases during the last two quarters. More
A Year in Review: Observations of Pennsylvania Poultry Health
A Year in Review: Observations of Pennsylvania Poultry Health - Workshops Workshops
$15.00
Learn about current issues in poultry management and health in this workshop. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Physiology of Parturition in Cattle
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Physiology of Parturition in Cattle - Videos Videos
This video describes important information regarding the physiology of parturition in dairy cattle needed to understand the “whys” of the calving management practices in maternity operations. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Recognizing and Monitoring Dystocia
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Recognizing and Monitoring Dystocia - Videos Videos
This video provides critical information regarding dystocia and monitoring timelines and cow signs that can be used to identify, and provide assistance, to difficult calvings in a timely manner. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Assisting Dystocia Births
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Assisting Dystocia Births - Videos Videos
This video shows proper techniques and skills needed to effectively manage difficult calvings in dairy farms. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Newborn Calf Care
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Newborn Calf Care - Videos Videos

Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Newborn Calf Care

Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

10:11

This video describes essential practices, such as proper colostrum administration, for managing newborn calves during the first hours of life in dairy operations. More
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