Content tagged "livestock"

Managing Imported Fire Ants in Agriculture

Imported Fire Ants Updated: September 12, 2017

The  red  imported  fire  ant,  Solenopsis  invicta Buren, is an introduced species that arrived in Mobile, Alabama from South America around the 1920s. This...

Livestock Trailer Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 25, 2017

Photo provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)Livestock trailer safety. (2012) Farm and Ranch eXtension in Safety...

Talking Climate with Animal Agriculture Advisers

The Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate (AACC) project was established to leverage limited Extension expertise across the country in climate change...

USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed as a first-of-its-kind tool to help producers and their advisors assess the impact of...

Animal Agriculture and Climate Change

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 26, 2017

 Partner sites: Pork Footprint  Go to self-study modulesDownload classroom materialsRead "Considering Climate" (blog)Model a farm or systemFind articles,...

Livestock Biosecurity

 Biosecurity refers to strategies and management practices that lessen biological risk. On a farm, attention to biosecurity is the most important measure...

eWIN Articles on Before Fire Evacuation Preparedness

Wildfire Updated: November 18, 2015

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Livestock First Aid and Safety

Injured animals and animals under stress react differently than they do in normal circumstances. If you don't work with livestock often, you may not...

Northwest Winter Feeding Assessment Tool

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Assessment of and protection for water quality resource concerns impacted by livestock winter feeding practicesGrazing lands management assistance with NRCS...

Enhancing the Productivity of Livestock Production Through Improved Feeding: Empirical Evidence from Highland of Ethiopia

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Forage development as feed resources in Tiyo district (Elephant grass)Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was used to...

Impacts of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a holistic approach to environmental...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock & Poultry

Agriculture is both a source and sink for greenhouse gases (GHG). A source is a net contribution to the atmosphere, while a sink is a net withdrawal of...

Influence of Fire on Cattle Forage Quality

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

Importance of FireFire is an important driver of many North American ecosystems, particularly grasslands.  The influence of fire on the plant community is...

Using Fire to Manage Horn Flies on Cattle

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Indigenous tribes of North America, Africa and Australia used fire for a variety of reasons including control of insects.  Commercial livestock operators...

Using Prescribed Fire to Control Ticks

Beef Cattle Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Troublesome pests such as ticks can be controlled with fire. However, for most parasites, control by fire lasts only for one growing season post-burn.Many...

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Management Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Scroll through the slideshows below to see many of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about managing animal carcasses. After each question you can play a...

Livestock Weight Gain and Patch-burn Management

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 08, 2013

Achieving optimum livestock production on rangelands many times can conflict with wildlife conservation strategies that require lower stocking rates to...

What are beef cattle?

Science for Youth Updated: June 26, 2012

 Beef cattle are livestock that are raised for their meat.  The meat taken from the cow is called beef.  Therefore, cattle that are raised for their meat are...

Can black walnut wood shavings be used as a bedding source for horses and/or other livestock?

Horses Updated: January 06, 2010

I'm a certified organic livestock farmer and wonder about animal bedding. I have heard that using pressure treated lumber and buying non-certified organic wood chips or sawdust for bedding could disqualify you. Is this true?

Organic Agriculture Updated: October 29, 2008

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