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Analyzing Replacement Stock Alternatives
Replacement management strategy involves comparing the values of the breeding stock you own with the value of potential replacements, and then choosing the investment with the highest expected worth. This publication ...
After the Conservation Reserve Program: Land Management with Wildlife in Mind
When contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program expire, landowners must find profitable ways to manage their properties. These management decisions affect wildlife and habitat. Former CRP land can be returned to crop ...
Controlling Ground Squirrel Damage
Ground squirrels do not normally cause extensive damage in urban areas. However, they do feed on flowers and vegetables in gardens. In rural areas, they can damage cropland and pastureland extensively. Chemical, cultural ...
Composting Manure and Sludge
Composted manure and sludge can be a valuable fertilizer, but special equipment is required. Composting can be done with windrow operations, aerated windrow operations or aerated bins. Factors that affect composting rates ...
Proper Usage of Drugs and Chemicals in Food Animals
The Food and Drug Administration enforces regulations pertaining to the drugs and chemicals that may be used in food animals. To comply with laws prohibiting excessive drug residues in foods, producers must strictly adhere ...
Common Cattle Parasites
This publication discusses common internal and external parasites in cattle: hairworms, lung worms, liver flukes, coccidia, horn flies, lice and grubs. Preventive and treatment methods are also covered.
Water Quality: Its Relationship to Livestock
Safe supplies of water are essential for livestock. This publication discusses the common causes of unsafe water and lists concentrations of various elements that would make water hazardous for livestock consumption.
Air Quality Standards and Nuisance Issues for Animal Agriculture
Animal feeding operations face increased scrutiny and accountability for how they affect the air quality of their neighbors and communities. This publication helps operators become familiar with fundamental air quality ...
Defining Forage Quality
This publication covers the definition of forage quality, the main factors affecting forage quality, and the components and importance of forage analyses. It focuses on the need for producers to understand forage quality ...
Manure to Energy: Understanding Processes, Principles and Jargon
The increasing demand for energy and the high costs of oil and natural gas have emphasized the need for consumers to seek alternative energy resources. This publication explains the processes for converting manure to energy.