Content tagged "dairy"

2018 Farm Bill Outlook

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: March 20, 2018

With net farm income in the U.S. falling to a 12-year low, there are very real challenges in the farm economy. The 2018 Farm Bill will seek to provide much...

Benefits of Using Liquid-Solid Separation with Manure Treatment Lagoons

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 02, 2017

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Treatment lagoons are one of the most common biological treatment methods used on swine and dairy farms that use...

Building Healthy Bodies with Outdoor School Breakfast

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

Lecanto Primary school in Citrus County Florida is in its third year of implementing an outside breakfast program called Grab and Go breakfast made possible...

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...

Cataloging and Evaluating Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

To provide a forum for the introduction and evaluation of technologies that can treat dairy manure to the dairy farming community and the vendors that...

Transferring Knowledge of Dairy Sustainability Issues Through a Multi-layered Interactive “Virtual Farm” Website

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

The goal of the Sustainable Dairy “Virtual Farm” website is to disseminate research-based information to diverse audiences from one platform. This is done...

Adapting to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest: Promoting Adaptation with Five-Minute Videos of Agricultural Water Conservation and Management Practices

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 12, 2017

In a multimedia-based world, short videos are an effective visual means to provide information. A series of short (5-minute) climate change videos focusing...

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,...

Adaptation and Risk Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 08, 2016

Food production is dependent on weather and climate. Agriculture must always be planning and preparing for weather or responding to weather as it happens....

Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This curriculum module on Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency covers....Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists...

Markets for Composted Agricultural Waste

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Enforcement of nutrient management regulation has forced Maryland farms and agricultural facilities to adopt new waste management practices. Few options...

Dairy Goat Management

Goats Updated: December 15, 2015

An effective animal health program is an essential part of a successful dairy goat management program. Good feeding and breeding will not result in maximum...

Developing a Modeling Framework to Characterize Manure Flows in Texas

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....In recent years, sharply rising costs of inorganic fertilizers have contributed to an increased demand for manure...

Evaluation of a Continuously-Mixed Farm-Based Anaerobic Co-Digestion System Following the U.S. EPA Protocol for Quantifying and Reporting on the Performance of Anaerobic Digestion Systems for Livestock Manures – Final Project Results

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 22, 2015

This paper compliments another paper proposed for this conference “Lifecycle analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a New York State dairy farm...

How much of the nitrogen contained in dairy ration components is partitioned into milk, manure, crops and environmental N loss?

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2015

Of the total nitrogen (N) consumed by dairy cows on confinement farms (cows fed in barns), a general range of 20% to 35% is secreted in milk and the...

Manure Separation: Bedding and Nutrient Recovery

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

We wished to evaluate a two staged manure separation system for bedding and solids removal. Manure separation can accomplish several purposes on a dairy...

Evaluation of Feed Storage Runoff Water Quality and Recommendations on Collection System Design

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Silage storage is required for many livestock and poultry facilities to maintain their animals throughout the year.  While feed storage is an asset which...

Particulate matter from open lot dairies and cattle feeding: recent developments

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

The research community is making good progress in understanding the mechanical, biochemical, and atmospheric processes that are responsible for airborne...

Coupling Dairy Manure Anaerobic Digesters with Commercial Greenhouses – An assessment of Technical and Economic Feasibility

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared a goal in 2011 of bringing one new manure-based anaerobic digestion (AD) system on-line per week; however,...

Open Lot Dairy Ammonia Losses and Nitrogen Balance: A New Mexico Study

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Animal agriculture is a significant source of ammonia (NH3). Dairy cattle excrete most ingested nitrogen (N); most urinary N is converted to NH3, volatilized...

Demonstration of a Pilot Scale Leach-bed Multistage Digester for Treating Dry-lot Wastes

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 29, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Dry-lot feedlot wastes have historically been a challenging feed-stock for digestion due to the dry recalcitrant...

Farm-Based Anaerobic Digestion Projects – Wastewater Disposal and Nutrient Considerations

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

While anaerobic digestion is often touted for producing renewable energy/fuels, producers at concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are often most...

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Dairy and Bioenergy Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Animal agriculture presents multiple challenges for sustainability and the dairy sector alone contributes 30% of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....

Calculating Carbon Footprints for the UGA Dairy And Swine Farms Using Selected Models

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

World Agriculture is currently faced with the challenge of feeding a rapidly increasing global population, predicted to peak at 9.2 billion by 2075, while...

How does milk get to your kitchen table?

Science for Youth Updated: February 26, 2014

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