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ID-213
2011 Kentucky Compost Bedded Pack Barn Project
4/26/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Randi Black,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Kentucky dairy producers are adopting compost-bedded pack barns (CBP) as dairy cattle housing at a rapid rate. When properly managed, as an alternative dairy housing system, CBPs may decrease somatic cell count (SCC), increase production, and reduce lameness. Because the system is relatively new, however, many questions remain regarding best management practices and key factors for success. University of Kentucky dairy scientists and agricultural engineers conducted a comprehensive observational study of Kentucky CBPs from October 2010 to March 2011. The goal of this research was to determine key management concepts that determine success or failure in the compost-bedded pack system.

web only | 13 pages | 6,600 words | 87 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb



ID-206
Compost Bedded Pack Barn Design: Features and Management Consideration
11/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Randi Black,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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The compost bedded pack barn is a housing system for lactating dairy cows. It consists of a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings and manure composted into place and mechanically stirred on a regular basis.

web only | 32 pages | 5,724 words | 98 downloads | PDF: 15,444 kb



HENV-601
Saving Water at Home
10/17/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Ashley Osborne, Joe Taraba
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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By conserving water, we decrease our demand for energy-intensive systems that obtain, treat, and distribute water. Simply put, by conserving water we save energy.

web only | 7 pages | 3,036 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 1,902 kb



ID-191
Climate Change: A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents
9/20/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Tom Barnes, Ric Bessin, Jeffre
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Nearly all climate science experts agree that global warming is occurring and that it is caused primarily by human activity. Regardless of what you may read on blogs or in the media, there is no meaningful scientific controversy on these points. The future impacts of global warming are difficult to predict, but the changes caused by greenhouse gases are expected to increasingly affect Kentucky agriculture.

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,975 words | 59 downloads | PDF: 250 kb



ID-178
Compost Bedded Pack Barns in Kentucky
9/16/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Joe Taraba
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Choosing the environment in which lactating dairy cows will spend the majority of their time is an important decision for dairy producers. This choice has considerable influence on productivity, health, milk quality, reproduction, animal well-being, and farm profitability. Innovative dairy producers have introduced a variation on the loose-housing system, generally referred to as a compost-bedded pack barn. Its key component is a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings.

300 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 350 kb



IP-71
Nutrient Management in Kentucky
12/1/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Monroe Rasnake,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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90,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 34 downloads | PDF: 278 kb



IP-1
Understanding the Water System
4/27/2001 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Linda Heaton, Kim Henken, Tom I
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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3,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 380 kb



IP-1S
Summary Sheet Understanding the Water System
4/27/2001 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership De
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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3,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 247 kb



IP-2
Conserving Water at Home
2/18/1998 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership De
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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5,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 16 kb



IP-3
Testing Private Water Sources
9/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Linda Heaton,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 35 kb



IP-31
Nitrates
9/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Sociology
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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9,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 63 kb



IP-6
Using Activated Carbon Filters to Treat Home Drinking Water
9/1/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership De
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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5,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 50 kb



IP-4
Cisterns for Kentucky
9/1/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership De
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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15,000 printed copies | - | - | 13 downloads | HTML: 53 kb



IP-4S
Summary Sheet Building a Cistern for Home Water Supply
9/1/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership De
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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15,000 printed copies | - | - | 5 downloads | HTML: 9 kb



IP-6S
Summary Sheet Using Activated Carbon Filters to Treat Home Drinking Water
6/1/1990 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership De
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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5,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 22 kb



AEN-48
Minimizing Odor from Confinement Facilities by Management Practices
1/1/1981 (new)

 UK Authors: I.J. Ross, Joe Taraba
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
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5,000 printed copies | - | - | 7 downloads | MS Word: 46 kb