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Transitioning to a New Robotic Milker
Transitioning to a New Robotic Milker - Articles Articles
Transition from conventional milking parlor to a single robot. More
Ventilation Systems, Efficiency, and Maintenance for Dairy Housing
Ventilation Systems, Efficiency, and Maintenance for Dairy Housing - Articles Articles
Well-built and efficient fans and maintenace goes a long way in helping to achieve ventilation needs while keeping energy costs in check on the dairy. More
Dairy Day
Dairy Day - Workshops Workshops

Dairy Day

03/05/2020

Blairsville, PA

Free
Please join us at the annual Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day for an informative workshop designed for dairy producers and other affiliated industry personnel. More
Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns
Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns - Articles Articles

Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Effective natural ventilation of a greenhouse barn uses properly positioned openings with unobstructed air flow inside the building. More
Photo from National Park Service, public domain
Japanese Stiltgrass in Pastures - Articles Articles

Japanese Stiltgrass in Pastures

Laura Kenny, Dwight Lingenfelter, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

This invasive weed is taking over Pennsylvania pastures. Learn how to control it. More
Can You Make Overcrowding Work for You?
Can You Make Overcrowding Work for You? - Articles Articles
Stalls are the often-used metric to measure overcrowding. It easy to see, measure and calculate cows per usable stall. However, it may not be the limiting factor! More
Photo Credit: Penn State Extension Dairy Team
Farm Safety Twilight Meeting - Workshops Workshops
Learn about farm safety as you tour the farm, visiting hands-on learning stations. More
Strategies to Help Dairy Calves Cope with Summer Heat
Strategies to Help Dairy Calves Cope with Summer Heat - Webinars Webinars

Strategies to Help Dairy Calves Cope with Summer Heat

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乐动体育注册1 hour, 30 minutes

Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series which includes presentations geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Strategies to Help Dairy Calves Cope with Summer Heat was recorded on April 16, 2019. More
Spray, or direct evaporative, cooling is an effective method of reducing dairy cow heat stress in ‘more humid’ climates.
Heat Stress Abatement Techniques for Dairy Cattle - Articles Articles
Heat stress occurs when a cow’s heat gain is greater than her ability to lose it. The goal is to balance heat gain and loss over a 24-hour period. More
Hot Weather Comfort: Lactating, Dry, and Prefresh
Hot Weather Comfort: Lactating, Dry, and Prefresh - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series which includes presentations geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Hot Weather Comfort: Lactating, Dry, and Prefresh was recorded on March 12, 2019. More
Special Cows
Special Cows - Webinars Webinars

Special Cows

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series which includes presentations geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Special Cows was recorded on February 12, 2019. More
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather - Articles Articles

Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather

乐动体育注册 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
Robotic Milking Update
Robotic Milking Update - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series which includes presentations geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Robotic Milking Update was recorded on December 11, 2018. More
Benchmark Group: Activity Systems
Benchmark Group: Activity Systems - Workshops Workshops
This group will provide an opportunity for dairy farmers using activity systems on their farms to share their experience with the technology and learn best management practices from their peers. More
Cold Weather Calf Housing and Care
Cold Weather Calf Housing and Care - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series which includes presentations geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. Cold Weather Calf Housing and Care was recorded on October 9, 2018. More
Animal Welfare Considerations in Dairy System Design
Animal Welfare Considerations in Dairy System Design - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Out with the Old and In with the New - It is Feasible
Out with the Old and In with the New - It is Feasible - Webinars Webinars
Free
This free webinar recording is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities [source: E. Fabian]
Evaluating Air Quality in Livestock Housing Environments - Articles Articles

Evaluating Air Quality in Livestock Housing Environments

乐动体育注册 Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. More
Hazardous gases released from dairy manure storages during agitation can be particularly dangerous for nearby operators when gypsum bedding has been used in the cow stalls. Image: Eileen Fabian
Research Aims to Prevent Deaths Related to Gypsum-laced Manure Emissions - News News
Gypsum recycled from manufacturing and construction waste has gained popularity as a bedding source for the dairy industry. More
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing - Articles Articles

Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Information on ventilation systems available at Penn State. More
Photo credit: Dan McFarland
Pre-Fresh, Maternity and Post-Fresh Space: Getting the Numbers Right - Articles Articles
Nutrition, health care, and environment provided during the transition period have a tremendous influence on cow health and performance well into the next lactation. More
Red Holstein dairy cow
Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design - Articles Articles

Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

This article provides a simplified context for animal welfare in relation to engineering design features of dairy housing. More
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design - Articles Articles
Modern dairy shelters provide the five freedoms of animal welfare that are essential to cow comfort and animal husbandry. More
Twilight Tour
Twilight Tour - Workshops Workshops
As your evening is winding down, join the Penn State Extension Dairy Team for a Dairy Twilight Tour. More
Stray Voltage in Dairy Systems
Stray Voltage in Dairy Systems - Webinars Webinars
Free
Webinar tackles Stray Voltage according to research-based information, defining what it is and what it isn't. Investigation and mitigation methods will be discussed. More
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