Content tagged "feed nutrient management"

Antibiotic Resistance and Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast examines the veterinary feed directive and how it impacts animal agriculture as well as discusses the state of the science as it relates to...

Prediction of Bioavailability of Phosphorus for Dairy Cattle

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast includes presentations based on a project to enhance “Prediction of Bioavailability of Phosphorus for Dairy Cattle”. The project is an...

Precision Phosphorus Feeding for Dairy Cattle

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Precision Phosphorus Feeding of the Dairy Cow. This presentation was originally broadcast on March 19, 2010. More...What software do you need to view the...

Livestock Methane Emissions Estimated and Mapped at a County-level Scale for the Contiguous United States

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 19, 2017

This analysis of methane emissions used a “bottom-up” approach based on animal inventories, feed dry matter intake, and emission factors to estimate...

Evaluation of a Model to Predict Enteric Methane Production from Feedlot Cattle

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 19, 2017

Continual refinement of methods estimating enteric methane production in beef finishing cattle provides a more accurate assessment of the environmental...

Planning for Resilience: Using Scenarios to Address Potential Impacts of Climate Change for the Northern Plains Beef System

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Resiliency to weather extremes is a topic that Northern Plains farmers and ranchers are already familiar with, but now climate change is adding new...

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...

Nutrient Cycling in Horse Pastures

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

This presentation will review the existing multi-species literature on nutrient cycling and how it is affected by the horse’s diet and rotational...

Methods for Regulating Dry Matter Intake in Grazing Horses

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

Pasture dry matter intake of many horses (e.g., mature idle horses) exceeds that necessary to provide daily energy requirements creating an inefficiency. One...

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...

A Quantitative Assessment of Beneficial Management Practices to Reduce Carbon and Reactive Nitrogen Footprints of Dairy Farms in the Great Lakes Region

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

Proceedings Home | W2W Home Assessing and improving the sustainability of dairy production is essential to secure future food production. Implementation of...

Methane Mitigation Strategies for Dairy Herds

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

The U.S. dairy industry has committed to lowering the carbon footprint of milk production by 25% by 2020. A key factor in meeting this goal is reducing...

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 01, 2017

To better understand how dairy agriculture can reduce its impact on climate change, the USDA has supported a large, transdisciplinary research project to...

Intake and Digestibility of Nutrients, Manure Production, and Nitrogen Excretion as Affected by Nonfiber Carbohydrate Sources and Rumen Degradable Protein Levels in the Diet of Dairy Cows

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

This study was to determine the effects of nonfiber carbohydrate (NFC) sources and rumen degradable protein (RDP) levels in diet on apparent total-tract...

Case Study of Contaminated Compost: Collaborations Between Vermont Extension and the Agency of Agriculture to Mitigate Damage Due to Persistent Herbicide Residues

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Picloram, clopyralid, aminopyralid and aminocyclopyrochlor are broadleaf herbicides commonly used in pastures due to effectiveness in controlling undesirable...

Reducing Hay Waste Associated with Outdoor Feeding of Adult Horses

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Hay is commonly fed to horses and is usually the largest and most expensive dietary component for adult horses. Hay waste can occur during both storage and...

Effects of Amino Acid Supplementation with Reduced Dietary Crude Protein on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Swine

Animal Manure Management Updated: December 07, 2015

Nursery Studies Methods | Results | Publications Grow-Finish Studies Methods | Results | Publications Nitrogen Balance Methods | Results Validation Study...

Feed Management and Phosphorus Excretion in Dairy Cows

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

“Phosphorus (P) is an essential element for plant and animal growth and its input has long been recognized as necessary to maintain profitable crop and...

Feed Management Planning as a Tool to Reduce Nutrient Excretion

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

Feed represents the largest import of nutrients to the farm, followed by commercial fertilizer. Feed management practices impact the amount of nutrients that...

Estimating Manure Nutrient Excretion

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: October 23, 2015

Printer friendly versionThis fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592...

Becoming A Certified Nutritionist to Develop a Feed Management Plan - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Feed Management Practice Standard 592

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: October 23, 2015

Printer friendly versionThis factsheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592...

Feed Management on Small Livestock Farms

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: October 23, 2015

Nitrogen and phosphorus from agriculture sources can affect water quality. These nutrients are required for plant and animal growth, but too much in...

Integrating Manure into Feed Ration Optimization

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Ration optimization models currently minimize the purchase price of feeds used to meet nutrient requirements.  Not...

Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....An interdisciplinary team of Penn State and USDA-ARS researchers are evaluating a Sustainable Cropping System to...

Software For Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Dairy and Beef Production Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Quantifying the long term environmental impacts of dairy and beef production is complex due to the many...

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