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Joe Taraba


AEN-148

Considerations in Goat Barn Design

3/30/2020 (new)
Authors: Morgan Hayes, Katie Jackson, Joe Taraba

Farmers who raise goats for meat or milk need guidance in the interrelated tasks of choosing a barn design and managing temperatures for their herd. Barn orientation, ventilation design, and stocking density are all important considerations which impact goats socially and physiologically, potentially impacting production. While other species are relatively well studied in these areas, research on goats is somewhat limited. The goal of this publication is to provide recommendations drawn from research in goats and sufficiently similar species.

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
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Size: 175 kb
Pages: 5



AEN-149

Heat Stress in Goats

3/30/2020 (new)
Authors: Morgan Hayes, Katie Jackson, Joe Taraba

Heat stress is prevalent in most livestock species, but especially in dairy animals where large quantities of energy are necessary to sustain milk production. Both dairy goats in lactation and meat goats, which are being fed for growth, are susceptible to heat stress. Knowing the physiological signs to observe (like panting or excessive drinking) can make heat stress more apparent.

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health
Size: 159 kb
Pages: 3



ID-213

2011 Kentucky Compost Bedded Pack Barn Project

4/26/2013 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Randi Black, George Day, Joe Taraba

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 1.00 mb
Pages: 13



ID-206

Compost Bedded Pack Barn Design: Features and Management Consideration

11/12/2012 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Randi Black, Flavio Damasceno, George Day, Joe Taraba

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 15.44 mb
Pages: 32



HENV-601

Saving Water at Home

10/17/2012 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne, Joe Taraba

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
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Size: 1.90 mb
Pages: 7



ID-191

Climate Change: A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents

9/20/2011 (new)
Authors: Tom Barnes, Ric Bessin, Jeffrey Bewley, Roy Burris, Tim Coolong, Lee Meyer, Joe Taraba, Paul Vincelli, George Wagner

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.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 250 kb
Pages: 4



ID-178

Compost Bedded Pack Barns in Kentucky

9/16/2009 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Joe Taraba

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 350 kb
Pages: 8



IP-71

Nutrient Management in Kentucky

12/1/2001 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Monroe Rasnake, Joe Taraba, Bill Thom

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 278 kb
Pages: 12



IP-1

Understanding the Water System

4/27/2001 (minor revision)
Authors: Linda Heaton, Kim Henken, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 380 kb
Pages: 8



IP-1S

Summary Sheet Understanding the Water System

4/27/2001 (minor revision)
Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 247 kb
Pages: 2



IP-2

Conserving Water at Home

2/18/1998 (reprinted)
Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 16 kb
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IP-3

Testing Private Water Sources

9/1/1997 (new)
Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Linda Heaton, Kim Henken, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 35 kb
Pages: 8



IP-31

Nitrates

9/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 63 kb
Pages: 2



IP-4

Cisterns for Kentucky

9/1/1990 (new)
Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 53 kb
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IP-4S

Summary Sheet Building a Cistern for Home Water Supply

9/1/1990 (new)
Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 9 kb
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IP-6

Using Activated Carbon Filters to Treat Home Drinking Water

9/1/1990 (new)
Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 50 kb
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IP-6S

Summary Sheet Using Activated Carbon Filters to Treat Home Drinking Water

6/1/1990 (reprinted)
Authors: Linda Heaton, Tom Ilvento, Joe Taraba

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 22 kb
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