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Common Ticks of Virginia Jan 30, 2022 2906-1396 (ENTO-487NP)
Virtual Farm to Table: Dairy Jul 27, 2020 4H-916NP
Compost Bedded-pack Dairy Barns Feb 15, 2024 442-124 (BSE-228P)
Nutrient Management for Small Farms Dec 17, 2018 442-305 (BSE-241P)
Selecting a Treatment Technology for Manure Management
Animal manure has been used for centuries as a fertilizer and a soil builder because it contains nutrients and organic matter. However, as animal production shifts toward fewer but larger operations, the number of confined animals has increased in some geographical locations, resulting in more manure produced than can be assimilated by the available farmland where the animals are raised.
Dec 19, 2018 442-306 (BSE-242P)
Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage Jan 17, 2019 442-307 (BSE-243P)
Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage: Management and Safety Jan 16, 2019 442-308 (BSE-244P)
Manure Management and Environmental Stewardship Jan 16, 2019 442-309 (BSE-245NP)
Starting a Small Scale Dairy (Part I): Raising a Healthy and Future Production Dairy Heifer Apr 20, 2023 ALCE-309NP
Starting a Small Scale Dairy (Part II): Small Scale Dairy with Cows or Goats Apr 20, 2023 ALCE-310NP
Starting a Small Scale Dairy (Part III): The Rest of the Story Apr 20, 2023 ALCE-311NP
Low Stress Cattle Handling Feb 14, 2020 APSC-167NP
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Use of Above Ground Burial to Manage Catastrophic Livestock Mortality in Non-Disease Situations Aug 4, 2021 APSC-178NP
Activity Lesson Plan for Proper Storage, Labeling, and Accounting for Medications
Purpose: To teach youth how to read a medication label so they are better able to understand how to store and administer medications for different livestock species.
Jun 23, 2021 APSC-99P (APSC-176P)
Asian Longhorned Tick and Theileria Orientalis Ikeda: Current Thoughts and Understandings
This project will be used to disseminate current thoughts and understand the invasive species of Asian Longhorned Tick (ALT) and the spread of Theileria. The Asian Longhorned Tick is a new invasive species that was first found in the US in 2017 and has since spread to 19 states from the Atlantic Coast to the Southeastern region of the US. The ALT is credited with the widespread of Theileria. Theileria is a blood protozoa parasite that has had a negative impact on cattle producers across the state. This article is what we currently understand about the ALT and the spread of Theileria.
Nov 30, 2023 APSC-196P
Bovine Influenza A Virus (BIAV) - HPAI in Cattle
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (HPAI) virus is an emerging disease in dairy cattle. HPAI has previously only been found in poultry and other fowl. The virus in birds is known to affect multiple internal organs with a mortality rate of up to 90% to 100% (Center for Disease Control [CDC], nd). The large geographic spread of this virus is made possible through the infection of migrating bird species.
Apr 25, 2024 APSC-197NP
Previniendo accidentes de trabajadores rurales ligados al manejo de silajes (Preventing silage-related injuries and fatalities among farm workers) Jun 24, 2022 DASC-100s
Previniendo accidentes de trabajadores rurales ligados al manejo de silajes (Preventing silage-related injuries and fatalities among farm workers) Jul 7, 2022 DASC-102s
Preventing silage-related injuries and fatalitites among farm workers Jul 5, 2022 DASC-103NP
Battling Resistance: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Beef and Dairy Cattle Mar 29, 2023 DASC-106NP
Preventing injuries and fatalities during the harvesting and chapping of crops for silage Aug 28, 2018 DASC-117NP
Previniendo daños y muertes durante la cosecha y picado de maíz y sorgo para silaje (Preventing injuries and fatalities during the harvesting and chopping of crops for silage.) Aug 28, 2018 DASC-118S
Dairy Pipeline, March 2020 Mar 18, 2020 DASC-133NP
Dairy Pipeline, April 2020 Mar 31, 2020 DASC-134NP
Dairy Pipeline, May 2020 Apr 21, 2020 DASC-135NP
A Decision-Making Tool to Determine the Feasibility of Purchasing Virginia Milk Commission Base
Dairy farmers are usually subject to net income fluctuations due to volatility in both milk and feed prices. Risk management tools, such as hedging milk prices in the futures market, may be used to protect dairy farmers against milk price volatility. Alternatively, dairy farmers selling milk in Virginia can buy Virginia milk commission base (MCB) to obtain higher milk prices and, therefore, sustain or increase net cash flows.
Feb 14, 2023 DASC-30P (DASC-111P)
Silo Management, Learning From The Experts
This video intends to help stakeholders improve their silo face management practices, prevent spoilage and waste! Learn to properly face bunker silos.
Jul 9, 2014 DASC-39NP
Income Over Feed Costs in the Dairy Enterprise
Typically, feed costs are directly related to milk production, so the more you feed, the more you produce. However, milk production is not necessarily related to profitability. Production-oriented management, which focuses on maximizing outputs (i.e., milk yield) through increased utilization of inputs (i.e., feed), does not necessarily ensure the dairy business will be profitable.
Sep 1, 2020 DASC-51P
Aseptic Technique for Milk Sampling and Teat Infusions Apr 8, 2016 DASC-61P
Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci and Staphylococcus hyicus: A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis Apr 11, 2016 DASC-63P
Pasteurella spp.: A Practical Summary for Controlling Mastitis Apr 12, 2016 DASC-67P
Management of compost-bedded pack barns Mar 11, 2016 DASC-78NP
Comparative Nutritional Quality of Winter Crops for Silage Feb 7, 2022 DASC-93P
Preventing silage-related injuries and fatalities among farm workers Jun 24, 2022 DASC-99
March 2022 Dairy Pipeline Mar 20, 2022 DASC-147NP
May 2022 Dairy Pipeline May 2, 2022 DASC-149NP
July/August 2022 Dairy Pipeline Jun 28, 2022
September 2022 Dairy Pipeline Aug 24, 2022 DASC-152NP
October 2022 Dairy Pipeline Sep 30, 2022 DASC-153NP
November / December 2022 Dairly Pipeline Oct 31, 2022 DASC-154NP
January/February 2023 Dairy Pipeline Dec 21, 2022 DASC-155NP
March 2023 Dairy Pipeline newsletter Mar 2, 2023 DASC-156NP
March 2023 Dairy Pipeline newsletter Mar 2, 2023 DASC-156NP
April 2023 Dairy Pipeline Apr 21, 2023 DASC-157NP
May 2023 Dairy Pipeline May 3, 2023 DASC-158NP
Dairy Pipeline June 2023 Jun 6, 2023 DASC-159NP
Dairy Pipeline July-August 2023
In this issue: Beyond Boundaries and Inclusion and Diversity at Its Best; Beating the Heat with a Slick Hair Coat; Upcoming Activities
Jun 26, 2023 DASC-160NP
September 2023 Dairy Pipeline
In this issue: Too Busy to Plan: Estate Planning and My Spice Cabinet; Transcriptome analysis of the bovine mammary gland under heat stress conditions; Upcoming Activities
Aug 28, 2023 DASC-161NP
Dairy Pipeline 2023 October
In this issue: Technological advances in bacterial identification; Ruminal fiber passage rate: A double-edged sword for cattle methane emissions? SDBII note; Upcoming Events
Sep 22, 2023 DASC-162NP
Dairy Pipeline Newsletter - November/December 2023
In this issue: The most important nutrient!; The role of adipose tissue in metabolic adaptation during the transition period of dairy cows; Upcoming Events
Oct 26, 2023 DASC-163NP
2024 January/February Dairy Pipeline
In this issue: Transition Cow Health Affects Pregnancy Loss; Refining Nutrient Efficiency in Dairy Farming through Precision Feeding Practices; Upcoming Events
Jan 3, 2024 DASC-164NP
March 2024 Dairy Pipeline
In this issue: Beef-on-Dairy Calf Production in Virginia; Cash-basis Schedule F Income Statement—Friend or Foe?; Upcoming Events.
Feb 27, 2024 DASC-165NP
April 2024 Dairy Pipeline
In this issue: Impact of Dairy Farms on the Environment: Feeding Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen Excretion; News from the Forage Quality and Management Program; Upcoming Events
Mar 26, 2024 DASC-166NP
May 2024 Dairy Pipeline
In this issue: Time for a Biosecurity Check on Your Farm; Enhancing Dairy Cow Welfare: Supporting Isolation Behaviors around Calving; Upcoming Events
Apr 25, 2024 DASC-167NP
June 2024 Dairy Pipeline
In this issue: Every Second Counts; Does Milk Replacer Composition Impact Calf Gastrointestinal Health?; Upcoming Events
May 20, 2024 DASC-168NP
Asian Longhorned Tick May 26, 2023 ENTO-282NP (ENTO-560NP)
Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal Jun 5, 2019 SPES-138NP
On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers Jun 3, 2019 SPES-139NP
Strategies for Managing Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue – A Whole-Farm Approach Nov 26, 2019 SPES-163P
Adaptive Challenges Jan 24, 2020 SPES-183NP
Does Land Application of Biosolids Pose Health Concerns for Grazing Livestock? Aug 3, 2021 SPES-318P
Caring for Our Communities and Land: A Story of Healthy Relationships and Trust Feb 15, 2022 SPES-381NP
Fescue Toxicosis and Some Strategies to Mitigate Alkaloids May 3, 2023 SPES-6
Powering Electric Fences with Steve Jones Nov 7, 2022 SPES-436NP
Virginia Corn Silage Hybrid Trials in 2022 Dec 16, 2022 SPES-457NP
HPAI Transmission in Cattle- Webinar
HPAI Transmission in Cattle is an emergent disease that is making its way through the Bovine population. This webinar can be used to answer frequently asked questions, to identify what we currently know about the disease, and the steps to take to limit the spread of the disease.
Apr 30, 2024 VM-03NP