University of Kentucky
 

Online Publications

Filter by Department

Animal and Food Sciences Publications



ID-258
Weaning Beef Calves
9/17/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Michelle Arnold,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: beef cattle, livestock

Weaning is the process of separating suckling offspring from their dam. Weaning is a management procedure applied by the herd manager. Cattle are herd animals and their gregarious nature can lead to stress as a result of this separation. Managing the weaning process can aid in reducing stress for the animals and livestock managers.

web only | 4 pages | 2,594 words | - | PDF: 821 kb



4AJ-03PO
Poultry Barbecue Contests
7/30/2019 (reviewed)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

Participants are evaluated on both their cooking skills and the product submitted for sensory evaluation.

web only | 8 pages | 1,600 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 400 kb



ID-188
Strategic Winter Feeding of Cattle using a Rotational Grazing Structure
7/30/2019 (reviewed)

 UK Authors: Steve Higgins, Jeff Lehmkuhler,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: beef cattle, equipment and structures, li

Winter feeding of cattle is a necessary part of nearly all cow-calf operations. In winter months, livestock producers often confine animals to smaller "sacrifice" pastures to reduce the area damaged from winter feeding. A poorly chosen site for winter feeding can have significant negative impacts on soil and water quality. Such areas include locations in floodplains, such as those along creek bottoms or around barns near streams. These locations are convenient, flat areas for setting hay ring feeders; however, their negative effects on water quality outweigh the convenience.

web only | 4 pages | 2,255 words | 157 downloads | PDF: 737 kb



ASC-243
Managing Dry, Open Ewes
7/25/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, sheep

Ewes on vacation should remain healthy, but not become obese. Keeping them in a BCS of 1.5 to 2.0 will not be an easy chore because all they have to do is graze and deposit body fat. Limiting forage dry matter consumption to 2.0% of body weight daily through stocking rate management and rotational grazing is the best way to keep ewes from becoming excessively fat. If ewes have an optimum BCS at the beginning of nutritional flushing, and are flushed correctly, 95 to 98% of the ewes will conceive in a short period of the breeding season and lambing rate can be increased by 15 to 20% above that of less intensely managed ewes.

550 printed copies | 2 pages | 1,763 words | - | PDF: 749 kb



ASC-242
Composting Poultry Litter in Your Backyard
5/2/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, poultry

Keeping laying hens in the backyard is popular, but along with a daily supply of eggs, the hens also produce a large supply of manure. Fresh poultry manure has an unpleasant odor and will attract flies. Bedding material, such as pine shavings, is put down on the coop floor to help control odors and flies, but eventually the litter (manure and bedding material) needs to be replaced. While poultry manure can be an excellent fertilizer, it should not be used fresh. "Raw" manure can burn plants and may contain pathogens that could contaminate any plants being grown for consumption. Composting makes the manure safe to use as a fertilizer on any lawn or garden. Composting involves a process by which billions of beneficial soil organisms decompose the organic material. Simply piling up waste is not really composting. With the right proportions for materials, the process has minimal offensive odor and destroys most of the pathogens in the manure. Compost is both science and art.

web only | 3 pages | 1,400 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 893 kb



CCD-PFS-4
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety Rule Agricultural Water, Part 2
1/29/2019 (new)

 UK Authors: Bryan Brady, Badrinath Vengari Jagannathan,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Food Connection
 Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-PFS series)
 Tags:

Although the compliance dates for the Produce Safety Rule Agricultural Water have been extended, growers are encouraged to start familiarizing themselves with the process of water sampling. In continuation to Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety Rule Agricultural Water, Introduction that discussed the different types of water sources, how to calculate a water sample and a brief overview of how to properly take a sample, this paper will explain in detail how and where to take water samples for testing. In addition, it will also provide details on how to read and understand the results of your water test and how to build a water profile. Finally, it will include a list and map with the locations of all labs with approved methods to make compliance as simple as possible.

web only | 5 pages | 1,751 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,500 kb



ID-252
Equine Cushing's Disease or PPID
12/18/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Amanda Adams, Fernanda Camargo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is one of the most common endocrine diseases in horses, generally affecting those over the age of 15 years. It is also frequently referred to as Equine Cushing’s Disease. PPID is caused by degenerative changes in an area of the brain known as the pituitary gland, hence the name of the disease. This gland is located at the base of the brain. In horses with PPID, the specific section of the pituitary gland that is most affected is called the pars intermedia. Unfortunately, in horses with PPID, changes occur within this gland, which results in increased production of a hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).

web only | 3 pages | 1,648 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 1,250 kb



ASC-238
Beginning a Sheep Operation
12/7/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, sheep

Kentucky has the resources required for successful sheep production systems. The state has a vast forage production potential, under-utilized labor and facilities, and access to a well-established market. Many Kentucky farmers should consider the sheep enterprise and its benefits, particularly if they want to make more efficient use of their forages, labor, and facilities. In developing this enterprise, the following must be considered: feed supply, labor, facilities and equipment, foundation stock, and the production system.

50 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,595 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 675 kb



ASC-237
Breeding Habits of the Ewe
12/7/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, sheep

Reproduction is the beginning of a series of significant events involved in the production of lambs for market. Obviously, the higher the reproduction rate in ewes, the greater the chances of achieving maximum profit. A knowledge of the mating (breeding) habits of the ewe can improve the chances for higher reproductive rates, marketing more pounds of lamb per ewe, increasing the efficiency of labor use, and ultimately increasing the chances of greater profit.

50 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,775 words | - | PDF: 700 kb



ASC-241
Urban Poultry
12/4/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, poultry

The terms urban poultry and backyard poultry both refer to flocks kept on a residential lot. Keeping chickens in urban areas is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. The main reasons given for keeping chickens are as pets and for egg production--pets with benefits. Small numbers of hens kept in the backyard can provide an urban family with entertainment, eggs, and fertilizer. For those with children, backyard poultry flocks can also teach them responsibility and be used for 4-H poultry projects.

web only | 6 pages | 4,608 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 2,240 kb



PR-752
2018 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
11/30/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jimmy Henning, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 859 kb



PR-751
2018 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
11/27/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Jimmy Henning, Gene
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and the brome grasses can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival.

500 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,452 kb



PR-750
2018 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
11/27/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Jimmy Henning, Gene
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure. Table 10 shows a summary of all white clover varieties tested in Kentucky during the last 15 years.

400 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 504 kb



PR-749
2018 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
11/27/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Jimmy Henning, Gene
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season. Table 5 shows a summary of all alfalfa varieties tested in Kentucky during the last 18 years.

350 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,783 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 350 kb



ID-196
UK Ag Equine Programs Calendar, 2019
11/26/2018 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Shane Bogle, Fernanda Camargo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Ballard County,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

The information in this calendar is provided to aid owners in planning for the care and use of their horses. When necessary, information is discussed in the month prior to application to allow horse owners adequate time to plan for activities such as weed control, soil testing, and vaccinations. Contact your local veterinarian for health-related issues and your county extension agent for further information.

2,400 printed copies | 32 pages | 5,598 words | - | PDF: 12,000 kb



ASC-240
Blanketing Horses: Do's and Don'ts
11/1/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses

Blanketing can be a hot-button topic among horse owners and caretakers. Some people are adamant about blanketing and some people are the exact opposite: unyielding about not-blanketing their horses in the winter. So the question remains, do horses NEED to be blanketed when the weather turns cold?

web only | 5 pages | 2,850 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 1,900 kb



ASC-239
Warm Up Ring Etiquette
10/24/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses

While it is understood that the warm up ring is a chaotic place to be, warm up ring etiquette should be expected at every show, and taught in every lesson program. A good warm up is extremely important for the health of the horse, and it helps the rider and horse to get acclimated with the new environment. So in the name of having a more productive ride both in the warm up ring and then later in the show ring, there are some rules (sometimes untold rules) that everyone should follow.

web only | 2 pages | 1,213 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 210 kb



CCD-PFS-3
Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables for Home Use
6/6/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Felix Akharume, Michael Montross,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-PFS series)
 Tags: food and nutrition, food science, fruits,

Many farm-harvested or market-purchased fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed fresh or frozen, with little to none utilized as dry products; in general, dried fruits and vegetables are purchased directly from the market whenever needed. With the wide availability of tabletop kitchen equipment for fruit and vegetable processing (mechanical cutters, slicers, homemade dehydrators, blenders, etc.), consumers and small farmers with excess harvest or unsold fresh products can take the opportunity to process their fresh fruits and vegetables into dried snacks for direct use or sale at a farmer’s market. The advantage of these dried products is their stable shelf life, versatility, and overall value addition. Dried products can be used at any time (6-12 months) with little or no loss in quality and can be used as intermediate goods in other products such as breakfast cereals. This publication presents easy-to-follow guidelines and conditions for processing selected fruits and vegetables into dried products.

web only | 8 pages | 3,748 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 693 kb



CCD-PFS-2
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety Rule Agricultural Water, Introduction
6/6/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Bryan Brady, Badrinath Vengari Jagannathan,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Food Connection
 Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-PFS series)
 Tags:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011 with the goal of preventing food safety problems. The FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is the first mandatory federal standard for fruit and vegetable production in the United States. Prior to FSMA, growers, packers, and the produce industry were encouraged to follow voluntary guidance such as the FDA's 1998 "Guide to Minimize Food Safety Hazard for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables." The FDA has very detailed guidelines for handling produce when it might touch water or a surface that is wet. Water in this situation would be called agricultural water. There are two kinds of agricultural water: water used to grow and care for the plants (production water) and water used to wash the produce during harvest and after it is state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

web only | 5 pages | 2,390 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 920 kb



ASC-236
Molting Small-Scale Commercial Egg Flocks in Kentucky
2/27/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, poultry

Molting is a common event in the annual life cycle of most avian species. Each year chickens lose feathers and grow new ones, and this occurs in both wild and domestic birds. During molt, laying hens go out of egg production and feathers are replaced. Molting, regardless of what stimulates it, is more than just the replacement of the plumage. Hormonal and physiological changes occur as well.

web only | 2 pages | 1,077 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 280 kb



ASC-233
Feeds and Feeding for Small-Scale Egg Production Enterprises
1/25/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry

Animals eat in order to get the energy and nutrients they need to live, grow and reproduce. Animals use energy to perform normal body functions such as breathing, walking, eating, digesting, and maintaining body temperature. Different types of nutrients provide energy as well as the building blocks needed for the development of bone, flesh, feathers, and eggs. These nutrients include: water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Each of these components is important and a deficit of even one can have serious health consequences for poultry.

web only | 12 pages | 5,611 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 2,536 kb



ASC-232
Raising Replacement Pullets for Small-Scale Egg Production
1/25/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Poultry producers who raise their own replacement pullets have better control over the growth, condition, and development of the flock. The quality of the pullet flock will have a direct effect on the subsequent level of egg production. The two most important quality factors for a replacement flock are proper body weight and uniformity. Pullet weight at 6 weeks of age has been shown to influence subsequent egg production. Once the pullets start to lay, it is too late to solve problems from poor nutrition or management during the pullet rearing period.

web only | 9 pages | 4,407 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 2,476 kb



ASC-230
Factors to Consider Before Starting a Small-scale Egg Production Enterprise in Kentucky
1/25/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: business and records, livestock, poultry

There are several things to consider before starting an egg production operation. The most important is market availability. Before you start production you need to have a market that your production can supply, in terms of both quantity of product and the price you need to get in order to be profitable. You will need to make sure that local regulations allow for poultry production on the land available to you. Cash flow is also an important consideration. A flock will require a considerable investment before the hens start to lay eggs to produce an income. You also need to have a way to deal with the manure produced, and any dead birds. You also need to have a plan for the hens after they have finished laying (referred to as spent hens).

web only | 4 pages | 2,113 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 126 kb



ASC-235
My Mare's in Heat: Predicting and Recognizing Signs of Estrus
1/22/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Lawyer
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, reproduction and genetics

You have heard the term frequently that a mare is in heat, but what does it mean exactly? Heat is the layman's term for showing signs of estrus. Whether you are planning to breed your mare or not her body will continue to prepare to be pregnant.

web only | 2 pages | 1,125 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 85 kb



ASC-234
Use of Biosecurity and Natural Remedies for the Prvention of Poultry Disease in "Natural" and "Organic" Flocks
1/22/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

It is easier to prevent disease than it is to treat an outbreak. A biosecurity plan is essential to an effective health management plan. "Bio" refers to life and "Security" is protection. A biosecurity program for a poultry farm is a series of common-sense activities designed to keep disease (bacterial, viral, parasitic) out of the poultry flock.

web only | 6 pages | 3,526 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 157 kb



ASC-231
Breed Selection for a Small-scale Egg Production Enterprise
1/12/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, poultry

Once you have decided you are going to go into egg production, you need to determine what breed of chicken will best suit your needs. A variety of different commercial breeds are available for use in small-scale commercial egg production operations. Most lay a brown-shelled egg, which is typically preferred by the people purchasing eggs produced in alterative production systems. Most of these commercial chickens are hybrids selected specifically for these systems.

web only | 5 pages | 1,023 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,280 kb



ASC-229
Marketing Regulations Affecting Small-scale Egg Producers in Kentucky
1/12/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: business and records, livestock, poultry

It is important that you comply with all the laws and regulations with regards to the marketing of eggs. Eggs are capable of carrying bacteria such as Salmonella enteritidis. As a result, eggs are considered a hazardous food and their sale is regulated. With regard to small-scale producers, if you sell more than 60 dozen eggs in any one week, you will require an egg handler's license. You will also need an egg handler's license if you sell to someone who sells eggs to someone else. This would include grocery stores, restaurants, or wholesalers. The same will hold true if you sell to a bakery, confectionary or ice-cream manufacturer.

web only | 4 pages | 1,756 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 267 kb



PR-735
2017 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/18/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phil
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and the brome grasses can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival.

500 printed copies | 12 pages | 4,149 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb



PR-736
2017 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/13/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | 3,029 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 725 kb



PR-734
2017 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/11/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a low-growing, perennial pasture legume with white flowers. It differs from red clover in that the stems (stolons) grow along the surface of the soil and can form adventitious roots that may lead to the development of new plants. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure.

400 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,182 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 450 kb



PR-733
2017 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/11/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season.

350 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,924 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 413 kb



CCD-PFS-1
Produce Food Safety: Packing and Storing
11/6/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Paul Vijayakumar
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversity (CCD-PFS series)
 Tags:

: If you intend to sell your produce, you'll need to package it. Some growers immediately assume that they'll need a large, complicated packing shed with state-of-the art technology. Typically this is not the case, and for some situations you might not need a packing facility at all. Before we go into some of the best practices for managing a packing shed, you should first consider whether you need one at all. Many of the practices discussed in this publication will depend on the requirements of your buyer. The first step before making upgrades to your food safety infrastructure is to talk to your buyer--ask them how they expect products packaged, box sizes, and whether they expect the product to be washed. Do they currently expect a third-party Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) audit? Do they anticipate requiring one in the near future? As long as you are meeting all regulatory requirements and taking common sense steps to keep your produce safe, there is no need to exceed the expectations of your buyer. In the case of Farmers Markets and CSAs, the expectations for washing can be highly variable.

web only | 7 pages | 1,176 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 3,000 kb



ID-247
Pastured Poultry
9/21/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry

There has been an increased interest in pasture-raising poultry for both meat and egg production in the last decade. Raising poultry on pasture was a common occurrence until the latter half of the 20th century. Fresh forage provided an important ration balancing factor during the years before poultry nutritionists fully understood the required essential vitamins and minerals for growth and optimum meat and egg production. With the development of balanced rations, poultry no longer require access to pasture and year-round production of meat and eggs is possible. However, there are still some benefits from the lush forage, invertebrates, and exercise that pasture provides. In addition, we continue to learn more and more about the positive influence that fresh grasses and legumes have on fatty acid profiles and general bird health. As a result, there is an increased interest in pasture-raised poultry for both meat and eggs.

web only | 7 pages | 4,900 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 2,000 kb



ASC-206
Common External Parasites of Poultry
9/8/2017 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Periodic examination of your flock is recommended so that infestations can be detected early and a larger flock outbreak contained. It is especially important to detect infestations early in food-producing poultry because there are restrictions on the treatments available.

web only | 4 pages | 1,817 words | 78 downloads | PDF: 839 kb



ASC-228
Body Condition Scoring Ewes
8/25/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, sheep

Body condition scoring is a system of classifying breeding ewes on the basis of differences in body fat. While it is subjective, with practice it can be accurate enough to indicate the nutritional status of individual ewes as well as the entire flock. Thus, it allows the shepherd to identify, record, and adjust the feed intake of ewes determined to be thin, in average flesh, or fat. In the long run, this can save money for producers and/or prevent problems attributable to ewe condition.

50 printed copies | 5 pages | 1,567 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 2,200 kb



ID-246
Measuring the Ph of Different Food Products
7/21/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Akinbode Adedeji, Paul Vijayakumar
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

The scientific scale for measuring how acidic or basic a substance is when it is dissolved in water is called pH. The pH scale runs from 0 - 14. 0 means it is very acidic, 7 means it is neither acidic nor basic, but just right in the middle like plain water (neutral), and 14 means it is very basic. If you are producing a food product that depends on the acidic components or ingredients of the product to extend its shelf life and ensure the safety of the product, monitoring the pH of food products is very important. Food safety is the biggest reason for monitoring pH, but pH also influences the quality of food products.

web only | 2 pages | 1,743 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 365 kb



ID-245
Predator Management for Small-Scale Poultry Enterprises in Kentucky
5/4/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

As urban expansion spreads, there is a loss of natural habitat for wildlife. Wildlife has come into closer contact with livestock operations, and some of these animals are predators of poultry.

web only | 8 pages | 3,090 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 2,401 kb



ID-243
Management of Wildlife and Domestic Animals on Your Farm: Good Agricultural Practices
1/10/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Matthew Springer, Paul Vijayakumar
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are necessary to ensure that fresh fruits and vegetables are harvested, handled, and packaged in a sanitary manner. Field crops are at a higher food safety risk than processed foods because of regular exposure to several sources of contamination, including soil, manure, human handling, domestic and wild animals, and water. While it is impossible to completely eliminate these risks, GAPs ensure that these risks are as small as possible when implemented correctly.

150 printed copies | 3 pages | 2,023 words | 50 downloads | PDF: 908 kb



ID-143
Rotational Grazing
11/21/2016 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Roy Burris, Bob Coleman, Jimmy
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

A rotational grazing program can generally be defined as use of several pastures, one of which is grazed while the others are rested before being regrazed. Continuous grazing is the use of one pasture for the entire grazing season.

2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 111 downloads | PDF: 887 kb



PR-718
2016 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
11/18/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | 3,440 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 842 kb



PR-717
2016 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
11/18/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phil
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and the brome grasses can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival.

500 printed copies | 12 pages | 4,070 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,242 kb



PR-716
2016 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
11/17/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a low-growing, perennial pasture legume with white flowers. It differs from red clover in that the stems (stolons) grow along the surface of the soil and can form adventitious roots that may lead to the development of new plants. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure.

400 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,148 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 440 kb



PR-715
2016 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
11/17/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season.

350 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,903 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 397 kb



ASC-226
Help! My Horse Roars! What Is Laryngeal Hemiplegia?
10/10/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Various ailments can affect the different parts of the larynx of horses. Diseases of the larynx can produce airway obstruction and sometimes dysphagia. Obstructive diseases, such as laryngeal hemiplegia, often produce an abnormal respiratory noise and, most important, they limit airflow, which leads to early fatigue and poor exercise performance.

web only | 4 pages | 2,122 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 402 kb



ID-224
Producer's Guide to Pasture-Based Beef Finishing
10/6/2016 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Greg Halich, Jeff Lehmkuhler,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Will pasture-finished beef eventually become a commodity with lowered product prices? These and other questions must be evaluated by those considering pasture-based beef finishing. As with any new enterprise, however, the learning curve is steep, and success requires a commitment to working through the many production, marketing, and processing details. This reference guide provides a foundation for this process.

700 printed copies | 48 pages | 24,457 words | 79 downloads | PDF: 1,505 kb



ID-239
Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Is My Horse Just Fat, or Is He Sick?
10/4/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Amanda Adams, Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an endocrine disorder that affects equids (horses, ponies, and donkeys) in three defining ways: they are obese and/or have localized fat deposits, they are in an insulin resistance (IR) state, now referred to as insulin dysregulation (ID), and they are predisposed to developing laminitis.

web only | 3 pages | 1,558 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,473 kb



ASC-227
Foodborne Illness: Risks and Prevention
9/27/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Melissa Newman, Gregg Rentfrow,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

In recent memory, there has been a considerable increase in food recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks. To ensure food safety, everyone involved in the food production chain needs to understand the different factors that could contaminate food and lead to foodborne illness.

web only | 4 pages | 1,597 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 142 kb



ID-236
Providing Water for Beef Cattle in Rotational Grazing Systems
8/2/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Steve Higgins, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Water is the most essential nutrient for cattle production. Water is used in almost every bodily function, including digestion, milk production, and excretion. Given the role and function of water in relation to animal production, health, and welfare, it is critical that abundant, clean water is available in any livestock production operation. Livestock must have immediate access to water within every paddock of a rotational grazing system to realize maximum efficiency and production.

web only | 6 pages | 3,800 words | 103 downloads | PDF: 3,000 kb



IP-78
Understanding Produce Safety Programs and Making a Food Safety Plan
4/4/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Melissa Newman, Pam Sigler,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Program and Staff Development
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags:

Safety of fresh vegetables and fruits is very important because these products are often consumed raw or are minimally processed. For the safety of consumers, farmers who produce our food must know the best practices available to produce, process, handle, and store fresh produce.

web only | 3 pages | 1,757 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 189 kb



PR-702
2015 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phil
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue, orchardgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and the brome grasses can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival.

400 printed copies | 12 pages | 3,982 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb



PR-701
2015 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a low-growing, perennial pasture legume with white flowers. It differs from red clover in that the stems (stolons) grow along the surface of the soil and can form adventitious roots that may lead to the development of new plants. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure.

400 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,238 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 530 kb



PR-700
2015 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time. This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season.

400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,982 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 525 kb



PR-703
2015 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/10/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | 3,430 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 875 kb




Saddle Up Safely: Safe Return To Riding
10/15/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series:
 Tags:

As you prepare to return to riding, you might also find it helpful to talk to someone who has recovered from a significant injury or long illness and who has successfully returned to riding. Being prepared for feelings you might not expect, understanding the length of time it will take for your body to return to its original riding shape and just having a sympathetic ear to listen can be useful in this process.

web only | 20 pages | 4,757 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 2,800 kb



4AF-06PO
Understanding and Teaching Sportsmanship to Today's Youth
10/12/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Amy Lawyer
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
 Tags:

Sportsmanship is fair play, respect for opponents, and gracious behavior in winning and losing. Sportsmanship takes ethics into a competitive realm. We can remain ethical yet fail to be a good sport; however it is impossible to exhibit good sportsmanship without also being ethical.

web only | 2 pages | 1,011 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 117 kb



ASC-225
Managing Precision Dairy Farming Technologies
9/22/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Lauren Mayo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Precision dairy farming is the use of technologies to measure physiological, behavioral, and production indicators of individual animals to improve management strategies and farm performance.

web only | 3 pages | 1,183 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 1,872 kb



ID-229
All-Weather Surfaces for Cattle Watering Facilities
7/28/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Steve Higgins, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Strategically locating the watering facility will also provide production benefits such as increased forage utilization and improved access to water, and may possibly reduce the cost per pasture of providing water. This publication will provide guidelines for the location, design, and construction of all-weather surfaces for cattle watering facilities.

web only | 6 pages | 2,612 words | 95 downloads | PDF: 2,980 kb



ID-231
Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Acute or Atypical Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)
7/17/2015 (new)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

In the Southeastern United States, acute interstitial pneumonia has been produced by ingestion of the leaves and seeds of perilla mint (Perilla frutescens). Perilla ketone is the toxin absorbed from the rumen into the bloodstream and carried to the lungs where it damages the lung tissue in cattle.

web only | 3 pages | 1,551 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 507 kb



ID-140
Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program
2/6/2015 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Jim Akers, Donna Amaral-Phillips,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program developed to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are managed in a manner that will result in safe and wholesome beef and milk products for the consumer. Specifically, BQA is designed to enhance carcass quality by preventing drug residues, injection-site blemishes, and bruises. The Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program is based on recommended national guidelines and scientific research. This program enables beef and dairy producers to enhance their product, maximize marketability, and strengthen consumer confidence.

4,000 printed copies | 83 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,353 kb



ASC-221
Keeping and Using Flock Performance Records
12/17/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Performance records serve as the cornerstone of any good livestock management program. Unfortunately, the task of collecting, maintaining and using performance records is the one area of livestock production in general that gets the least attention. This fact sheet provides ten reasons why all sheep producers need to keep performance records on their flocks. Then, some ways of maintaining and using those records are discussed.

50 printed copies | 5 pages | 3,390 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 890 kb



ASC-224
Crossbreeding Considerations in Sheep
12/16/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Crossbreeding is the mating of individuals from different breeds. To a certain extent, it is a simple concept, but embarking upon a crossbreeding program, in sheep or any other livestock species, involves long-term decisions. The primary benefits of a crossbreeding program are heterosis and breed complementarity.

50 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,680 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 677 kb



ASC-223
Inbreeding in Sheep
12/16/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Inbreeding is broadly defined as the mating of individuals that are related. Strictly speaking, however, all animals within a breed are related. So, in a sense, every purebred sheep producer practices some degree of inbreeding. In most cases this relationship is very slight. Therefore, inbreeding is more practically defined as the mating of individuals more closely related than the average of the breed. This practice includes mating brother to sister, sire to daughter and son to dam.

50 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,809 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 896 kb



ASC-222
Sheep Breeding: Heritability, EBVs, EPDs, and the NSIP
12/16/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Genetic improvement in a flock depends on the producer's ability to select breeding sheep that are genetically superior for traits of economic importance. This is complicated by the fact that an animal's own performance is not always a true indicator of its genetic potential as a parent.

50 printed copies | 5 pages | 2,618 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 1,082 kb



ASC-220
Basic Sheep Genetics
12/16/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Genetics is the science of heredity. It seeks to explain differences and similarities exhibited by related individuals. The application of genetics to livestock improvement is known as animal breeding. The objective of this fact sheet is to provide a refresher course on basic genetics and to show how knowledge of genetics can be used to improve sheep production.

50 printed copies | 4 pages | 3,064 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 465 kb



ASC-219
An Introduction to Sheep
12/16/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

The information in this fact sheet was developed to provide a quick reference to the most frequently asked questions about sheep and sheep production.

50 printed copies | 5 pages | 3,221 words | 77 downloads | PDF: 1,072 kb



ASC-218
Proper Handling and Transportation of Eggs for Sale at Kentucky Farmer's Markets
12/4/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Regardless of the number of eggs produced, and whether the eggs are for home use or sale, careful egg handling is very important. This publication will give you the information and guidelines in the proper handling and transportation of eggs for sale.

web only | 2 pages | 799 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 1,275 kb



ASC-217
So You Want to Produce Your Own Eggs?
12/4/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Backyard chicken flocks are becoming popular throughout the country in urban, suburban and rural communities. Preparation is essential for a successful backyard flock. This publication will give you the information you need decide if producing your own eggs is right for you.

web only | 6 pages | 2,161 words | 124 downloads | PDF: 3,047 kb



ASC-216
Reading a Feed Tag
12/4/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Feed stores carry a variety of feed types. How do you chose which to buy? You need to read the feed tag. A lot of information is on a feed tag that can help you make your selection and this publication breaks it down for you.

web only | 4 pages | 2,671 words | 48 downloads | PDF: 181 kb



PR-685
2014 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,976 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 810 kb



PR-684
2014 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival.

500 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,472 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb



PR-683
2014 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/2/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of red and white clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure.

400 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,347 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 660 kb



PR-682
2014 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/2/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure.

400 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,278 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 550 kb



ASC-215
Mineral and Protein Blocks and Tubs for Cattle
11/3/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roy Burris,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Nutritional supplement blocks and tubs are convenient for beef producers, require no investment in feeding troughs and require a limited area for storing. One of the most attractive features is that they lower the labor needed to supplement livestock. Many producers use these products to provide supplemental nutrients to cattle consuming low-quality forages or as a mechanism to promote a more consistent intake of minerals. These products are also attractive to producers who have off-farm employment as they eliminate the need for daily feeding. Yet, they often come at a greater cost per unit of nutrient than more conventional feedstuffs. Since there are differences in the blocks and tubs being marketed today, familiarity with how to compare products and determine their differences will enable producers to decide which product best fits their needs.

web only | 4 pages | 2,891 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 159 kb



4AF-06MA
Hosting a Horse Show
10/23/2014 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Amy Lawyer
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
 Tags:

When planning a show, whether a world-class competition or a backyard fun show, the information in this publication will help you make your event a success.

web only | 6 pages | 3,934 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 1,123 kb



ID-226
Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Hypomagnesemic Tetany or "Grass Tetany"
9/18/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Magnesium is a vital component of normal nerve conduction, muscle function, and bone mineral formation. Hypomagnesemic tetany or "grass tetany" is a disorder caused by an abnormally low blood concentration of the essential mineral magnesium (Mg). Synonyms for this disorder include spring tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, or lactation tetany.

web only | 3 pages | 1,726 words | 37 downloads | PDF: 121 kb



ASC-214
Is Creep Feeding Lambs a Profitable Undertaking?
9/8/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Don Ely, Endre Fink
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Creep feeding is a technique of providing feed to nursing lambs to supplement the milk they consume. Creep-fed lambs grow faster than noncreep-feds and are more aggressive in nursing ewes. This aggression stimulates greater ewe milk production which, in turn, increases creep feed intake because these lambs will be bigger at a given age. Typically, the creep diet is a grain-protein supplement mixture and is made available in an area constructed so lambs can enter, but ewes cannot. Some situations when it may be economical to creep feed are described in this document.

300 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,940 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 309 kb



ID-223
Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Brassicas--Be Aware of the Animal Health Risks
8/12/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Although infrequent, brassica crops can cause animal health disorders if grazing is managed improperly. Most brassica-related disorders in cattle tend to occur during the first two weeks of grazing while adjusting to the forage. The primary potential disorders are polioencephalomalcia or PEM, hemolytic anemia (mainly with kale), nitrate poisoning, and pulmonary emphysema. Other possible clinical disorders include bloat and rumen acidosis, and metabolic problems such as hypomagnesemia and hypothyroidism with goiter. Glucosinates present in brassicas are precursors of irritants that can cause colic and diarrhea. Large bulbs may lodge in the esophagus and lead to choking. Certain brassicas (specifically rape) can cause sunburn or "scald" on light-skinned animals, especially when grazed while the plants are immature. Other potential problems include oxalate poisoning and off-flavoring of meat and milk.

web only | 3 pages | 1,867 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 913 kb



ID-180
Collection and Preparation of Milk Samples for Microbiological Culturing
4/16/2014 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

In developing individual farm mastitis control and treatment strategies, it is often necessary to characterize the types of bacteria that are present on your farm. To answer this question, a microbiological analysis, or milk culture, must be performed on milk samples collected from cows showing clinical or subclinical signs of mastitis. Results of the milk cultures will help identify which bacteria are causing the mastitis. In turn, this information can be used to alter mastitis control, prevention, and treatment options to fit your herd's conditions.

500 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,439 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 873 kb



ASC-213
How to Make a Country Ham
4/3/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Gregg Rentfrow, Surendranath Suman
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Country hams can be found in grocery stores and specialty shops throughout Southeast and on the internet. Nonetheless, there are some do-it-yourselfers who want to start their own family traditions. Country hams are not difficult to make. The process requires a few easy-to-find ingredients and a secure storage area. Country hams are made in three steps: curing, salt equalization, and aging. These steps are outlined in the manual.

100 printed copies | 9 pages | 4,433 words | 169 downloads | PDF: 6,791 kb



ID-218
A Fresh Cow Health Monitoring System
4/2/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Michelle Arnold,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Researchers at the University of Kentucky combined existing disease detection systems to produce a fresh cow examination system that may help producers detect diseases earlier by monitoring subtle changes every day during a cow's fresh period. Compiling daily information about each animal will enable producers to notice changes in health that may otherwise have been overlooked. These records may help producers detect illnesses early, thus reducing the long-term effects (reduced milk production or fertility) and costs (re-treatment, milk loss, or death) of a disease. Learning what diseases are common on a particular farm can focus producers' efforts towards preventive measures specific to their operation. Preventing disease, rather than treating, can save producers time and money and can improve overall cow well-being.

web only | 15 pages | 3,501 words | 45 downloads | PDF: 1,900 kb



ASC-212
Stereotypic Behavior in Horses: Weaving, Stall Walking, and Cribbing
3/14/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Many stabled horses perform a variety of repetitive behaviors such as weaving, stall walking, cribbing, headshaking and pawing. These behaviors have been called many different names including stereotypic behavior, stereotypies, stereotypes, obsessive compulsive disorders, vices and habits. Although it may be difficult to know why exactly each horse performs these vices, there may be specific causal factors for these activities in the horse. These behaviors are not simply learned and not simply inherited, but may be a mixture of both. Studies show that some families of horses have a higher prevalence of certain vices, which suggests heritability and genetic components. However, the tendency to perform the behavior only becomes apparent when other risk factors are also in place.

web only | 2 pages | 1,401 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 480 kb



ID-217
Forage-Related Disorders in Cattle: Nitrate Poisoning
3/10/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Cynthia Gaskill,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Few plants normally contain high nitrate levels, since under normal growing conditions the nitrates are converted to protein as quickly as they are absorbed from the roots. However, under certain conditions plants can develop dangerously high nitrate levels which can cause nitrate intoxication. Death or abortion may result. Care must be taken to recognize possible toxic forages and manage them appropriately to avoid animal loss.

web only | 3 pages | 2,447 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 314 kb




Precision Dairy Farming Technologies
3/4/2014 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Matthew Borchers
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series:
 Tags:

Many different kinds of technologies exist in the market today. The sheer number of various technologies and the information produced by them can be overwhelming and confusing. Information about these technologies exists but can often times be hard to find or difficult to understand. Unfamiliarity with technologies and how they work can become an obstacle to overcome, especially when comparing and contrasting technologies. This fact-sheet will list several of these technologies and how they accomplish their goals.

web only | 3 pages | - | 98 downloads | PDF: 22 kb




Precision Dairy Farming Technologies List
3/4/2014 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Matthew Borchers
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series:
 Tags:

web only | - | - | 18 downloads | Excel: 227 kb



ASC-211
Expected Progeny Differences: Trait Definitions and Utilizing Percentile Tables
2/7/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Sean Bessin, Darrh Bullock
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are useful tools in providing the best estimate of the genetic value of a particular animal as a parent. Differences in EPDs between parents of the same breed predict the performance differences of their future offspring if environmental factors are the same. EPD values should not be compared between breeds; for example, you should not compare an Angus bull's weaning weight EPD with a Simmental bull's weaning weight EPD. Most established breeds have EPDs for calving ease, growth, maternal, and carcass traits. When used properly, producers can make genetic improvements to their herd through parental selection. This publication is intended to help producers better understand EPDs and how one might use them in selection of replacement animals.

web only | 3 pages | 1,781 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 370 kb



SR-105
2012 Beef Research and Extension Report
1/7/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Glen Aiken, Les Anderson, Dar
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

The intent of this report is to provide highlights of our research and extension activities. We have a vested interest in the beef industry in the state and nation, and hope this report provides a window into our programs. We believe that after viewing this report, a greater appreciation will be garnered with respect to our involvement in the multiple fields of study related to beef production. The faculty, staff and student activities are advancing our understanding of basic science principles of livestock production as well as applied research that producers and the industry can benefit from immediately, as well as in the future. Extension educational programs, on-farm demonstrations, and other activities aid in transferring this knowledge to producers, allowing for increased awareness and adoption of management change.

web only | 40 pages | 13,658 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 975 kb



ASC-205
Selecting Feeds for Horses
1/6/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Feeds should be selected with the nutrient requirements of the horse in mind, recognizing that requirements vary with the life stage of the horse (growing, pregnant, lactating, working, idle). Feeds for horses should always be clean and free from toxins. Feeds should also promote gastrointestinal health. The large intestine (cecum and colon) of the digestive tract contains a diverse population of beneficial microbes that can easily be upset by poor feed selection. In nature horses will spend more than 50% of their time grazing; therefore, feed that promotes similar feeding behavior may be desirable. Once appropriate feeds have been selected, it is important that they are fed in the correct amounts using good feeding management strategies.

web only | 5 pages | 3,082 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 1,450 kb



PR-669
2013 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/4/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,966 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 940 kb



PR-667
2013 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
11/25/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of red and white clover varieties when subjected to continuous grazing pressure.

500 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,346 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 700 kb



PR-666
2013 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
11/22/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

This report summarizes research on the grazing tolerance of alfalfa varieties when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure during the grazing season.

450 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,227 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 680 kb



ASC-203
Avian Digestive System
11/20/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

An understanding of the avian digestive system is essential to developing an effective and economical feeding program for your poultry flock. Knowledge of avian anatomy, and what the parts normally look like, will also help you to recognize when something is wrong and take the necessary actions to correct the problem.

web only | 4 pages | 1,879 words | 56 downloads | PDF: 2,065 kb



ASC-202
Avian Skeletal System
11/20/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

All animals have a skeleton to allow them to stand up and to protect their internal organs and tissues. The avian skeletal system looks similar to those of their mammalian counterparts, but there are some important differences.

web only | 2 pages | 836 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 310 kb



ASC-201
Avian Female Reproductive System
11/20/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Anyone raising poultry for eggs, whether for eating or for incubation, should have an understanding of the reproductive system. This will help them understand any problems that may occur and how to correct them.

web only | 4 pages | 2,250 words | 63 downloads | PDF: 914 kb



ASC-204
Avian Muscular System
11/19/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

If you raise poultry for meat, it is always a good idea to have an understanding of the muscular system of poultry so you can better understand any problems that may occur and how to correct them.

web only | 2 pages | 766 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 1,887 kb



ASC-200
Avian Respiratory System
11/1/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Knowledge of avian anatomy and what the parts normally look like will help you to recognize when something is wrong and to take the necessary actions to correct the problem.

web only | 2 pages | 1,304 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 200 kb



ASC-199
Avian Male Reproductive System
11/1/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

The avian male reproductive system is all inside the bird, unlike the males of mammalian species which have their reproductive systems outside of the body. This is one of the really remarkable things about birds; the sperm remain viable at body temperature.

web only | 2 pages | 678 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 843 kb



ASC-210
Processing Chickens
10/31/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

When processing poultry, remember that you are producing a perishable food product that will eventually be consumed by people. The goal is to produce a safe, nutritious product.

web only | 7 pages | 3,190 words | 100 downloads | PDF: 3,105 kb



ASC-209
Raising Guinea Fowl
10/31/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Guinea fowl are rough, vigorous, hardy, and mostly disease-free game birds. They are increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons.

web only | 5 pages | 3,750 words | 61 downloads | PDF: 730 kb



ASC-198
Selecting Ducks
10/31/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

As with many domesticated species, ducks are selected for different purposes, primarily meat or egg production. They are also valued for their feathers and down. It is important to choose a breed of duck that best suits your particular needs.

web only | 4 pages | 2,311 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 758 kb



ASC-197
Selecting Turkeys
10/31/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Raising wild turkeys is illegal in some states, including Kentucky. The prohibition includes domestic strains of wild birds. The law is meant to protect native populations of wild turkeys. Learn more about selecting the right breed of turkey in this publication.

web only | 3 pages | 1,675 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 664 kb



ASC-196
Selecting Geese
10/31/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Size, behavior and egg production vary according to breed, and the right breed of goose for your flock will depend on what you intend to use them for. This publication will help you decide on the right breed for you.

web only | 3 pages | 1,822 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 663 kb



4AJ-05PO
Poultry Judging: Grading Eggs
7/17/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

In a 4-H poultry judging contest, there are three categories involving the grading of table eggs (eggs for consumption rather than for incubation): external quality, interior quality by candling, and interior quality of broken-out eggs.

web only | 10 pages | 2,345 words | 78 downloads | PDF: 5,310 kb



ASC-194
Poultry Production Troubleshooting
5/1/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

When investigating a problem with a poultry flock, the questions in this publication can help you determine the cause and possible solution.

web only | 4 pages | 1,649 words | 83 downloads | PDF: 272 kb



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)
 Tags:

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-212
Using DHIA Records for Somatic Cell Count Management
4/26/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Michelle Arnold,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) records are an essential part of dairy herd management for many progressive dairy operations. However, for producers new to DHIA, interpreting the meaning of all this information can be a bit overwhelming. Even producers who have been DHIA members for many years may not fully understand all the value that DHIA records can provide for SCC management. What follows is a description and interpretation of SCC-related information available to dairy producers on DHIA test reports.

web only | 5 pages | 1,560 words | 37 downloads | PDF: 915 kb



ID-202
Feedlot Design and Environmental Management for Backgrounding and Stocker Operations
3/21/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Steve Higgins, Jeff Lehmkuhler,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Kentucky's cattle industry represents the largest beef cattle herd east of the Mississippi, ranking eighth in the nation for number of beef cows. This industry is extremely important to Kentucky's economy. This publication discusses site evaluation strategies, production area management techniques, and a variety of facility types for intensive cattle production that preserve natural resources and improve production.

125 printed copies | 12 pages | 6,071 words | 136 downloads | PDF: 3,800 kb



ASC-208
Pre-Investment Considerations for Precision Dairy Farming Technologies
3/18/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Karmella Dolecheck
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Precision dairy farming involves the use of technologies to measure physiological, behavioral, and production indicators on individual animals. The primary goals of precision dairy farming are to 1) maximize individual animal performance, 2) detect diseases early, and 3) minimize the use of medication through preventive health measures.

web only | 3 pages | 1,858 words | 37 downloads | PDF: 270 kb



ASC-207
Stall Bases: Are Your Cows Comfortable?
3/18/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Barbara Wadsworth
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Cow comfort generally refers to minimizing animal stress in order to maximize milk production and animal well-being. Lying behavior plays a critical role in the production, profitability, and well-being of dairy cattle. The potential economic impact of increased production, reduced lameness, improved milk quality, reduced culling rates, and increased longevity are immense.

web only | 3 pages | 1,703 words | 67 downloads | PDF: 640 kb



ID-205
Drought-Stressed Corn Silage Valuation, 2012
2/6/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Kenny Burdine, Greg Halich,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops

Extended dry conditions have impacted the corn crop severely in many areas of the state this year. As the condition of the corn crop deteriorates, many have been forced to look at salvage options such as cutting corn for silage and possibly hay for some fields. Due to the extreme weather conditions this year, this publication will focus on valuing drought-stressed corn silage.

web only | 6 pages | 4,213 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 445 kb



ASC-195
Development of the Chick
1/14/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Poultry eggs are part of a unique reproductive system. The egg serves to protect and provide nutrients to the developing embryo. Since the embryo receives no additional nutrients from the hen, the egg must contain all the nutrients essential for life. Nutrients are found in the yolk, the albumen, and the shell of the egg. The egg is a convenient, self-contained package for studying embryology.

web only | 3 pages | 1,151 words | 93 downloads | PDF: 700 kb



PR-652
2012 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,966 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 900 kb



PR-651
2012 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/14/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival.

600 printed copies | 12 pages | 1,467 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 475 kb



ASC-193
Poultry Producer Liability
12/10/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

As more and more producers begin to have small- or medium-sized poultry operations the issue of liability and responsibility has become a concern. It is important producers are aware of what is expected of them by consumers and society as a whole.

web only | 2 pages | 1,554 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 270 kb



ASC-191
How Much Will My Chickens Eat?
12/10/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Before purchasing chicks (or chickens) it is important to consider the cost of keeping them. Much of this cost is in the feed they consume. So the key question is, "How much will my chickens eat?" Chickens need a complete feed that contains protein (with the right balance of amino acids), energy, vitamins, and minerals. Today we know more about the nutritional requirements of chickens than any other animal. The amount of feed they need will depend on several factors.

web only | 3 pages | 2,070 words | 94 downloads | PDF: 320 kb



ASC-190
Selecting the Right Chicken Breed
12/10/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Many factors should be considered before selecting a chicken breed for your flock, whether you are planning to start a new flock or to add to an existing one. You might be looking for a meat breed, an egg breed, or perhaps a breed that performs reasonably well at both (referred to as a dual-purpose breed). Perhaps you just want a pet or chickens to show at exhibitions.

web only | 3 pages | 2,290 words | 120 downloads | PDF: 300 kb



ASC-189
Making a Hoop Pen for Pasture Poultry
12/10/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Interest in pasture poultry production has been on the rise. This kind of poultry production typically involves housing the birds in a bottomless pen that is placed on pasture and moved at regular intervals. The flock has access to the pasture (plants and any associated insects) while providing them some protection from predators.

web only | 8 pages | 2,254 words | 157 downloads | PDF: 4,600 kb



PR-650
2012 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/5/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties are generally productive for two and a half to three years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, high yield, and animal acceptance.

500 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,346 words | 13 downloads | PDF: 650 kb



PR-649
2012 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/5/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest-yielding, highest-quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time.

500 printed copies | 8 pages | 1,227 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 670 kb



ID-209
Management of the Dry Cow to Prevent Mastitis
11/30/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

As we move into a new era of lower acceptable somatic cell count levels, the prevention and control of mastitis takes on increased importance. For many years, the contagious mastitis pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae and Mycoplasma bovis were the focus of control measures primarily implemented in the milking parlor to stop the spread of these organisms from cow to cow. These contagious organisms often cause high individual somatic cell counts and ultimately high bulk tank somatic cell counts. As these high somatic cell count cows have been culled due to milk marketing regulations and more dairymen have adopted NMC recommended milking procedures, the contagious pathogens are decreasing.

100 printed copies | 3 pages | 1,647 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 430 kb



ID-208
Recommended Milking Procedures for Maximum Milk Quality
11/30/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

When it comes to minimizing mastitis and lowering somatic cell counts, the area where you have the most control is your milking procedures. Understanding and following proper milking procedures is a critical step to maintaining maximum milk quality.

web only | 4 pages | 1,807 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 2,700 kb



ASC-192
Why Have My Hens Stopped Laying?
11/27/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Egg production in a chicken flock follows a typical curve. While the curve is similar for most breeds of chickens, the specific numbers can vary significantly, especially with regards to age at first egg, peak production rate, and egg weight.

web only | 5 pages | 3,399 words | 83 downloads | PDF: 400 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)
 Tags:

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



ID-207
Considerations for Starting an On-Farm Dairy Processing Enterprise
10/17/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Elizabeth Chaney,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

With proper facilities and education, entreprenuers can successfully produce value-added dairy products on-farm.

web only | 5 pages | 3,084 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 327 kb



ID-135
Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis ("Pinkeye") in Cattle
9/24/2012 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, John Johns,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), also known as pinkeye, is a costly disease for the beef producer. Tremendous losses stem from poor weight gain and loss of appetite in affected animals suffering from visual impairment and ocular pain.

100 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,053 words | 37 downloads | PDF: 325 kb



ASC-185
Feeding the Broodmare: Four Easy Steps
8/22/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

The nutritional needs of broodmares change as they go through the stages of reproduction. This publication begins with nutritional strategies to enhance the likelihood a mare will become pregnant, then it discusses feeding management of the mare during pregnancy and lactation, and it ends with some nutritional considerations for the post-weaning period.

web only | 4 pages | 2,998 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,750 kb



4AJ-02PO
Chicken and Turkey Barbecue Project
7/12/2012 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

Cooking barbecue is a national pastime--as American as apple pie. What is more welcome than the aroma of food cooking on an outdoor grill? Barbecue cooking is for almost everyone, so get ready to develop skills you will use the rest of your life.

web only | 11 pages | 3,099 words | 110 downloads | PDF: 3,537 kb



4AJ-04PO
Poultry Judging Contests
7/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

Judging contests are a tool used in the development of the life skills of 4-H members. Participation in judging and other competitive events helps 4-H'ers learn to make and defend decisions and to speak in public. Poultry judging also provides an excellent opportunity for 4-H'ers to learn about live chickens and the basis of grade and quality of poultry products.

web only | 6 pages | 2,006 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 785 kb



4AJ-06PO
Poultry Judging: Grading Ready-to-Cook Poultry
7/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

In the Kentucky state event, the participants are required to grade eight broiler, eight roaster-fowl, and eight turkey carcasses. In the national event, the participants grade 10 carcasses from each of the three weight groups, plus a second group of 10 broiler carcasses.

web only | 7 pages | 2,162 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 3,107 kb



4AJ-07PO
Poultry Judging: Evaluating Hens
7/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

In a 4-H poultry judging contest, participants are required to rank a group of four hens from most to least productive. The criteria used in judging the hens are based on pigmentation, handling qualities, abdominal capacity and molt.

web only | 4 pages | 1,523 words | 68 downloads | PDF: 1,862 kb



4AJ-08PO
Poultry Judging: Giving Oral Reasons
7/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

Oral reasons are an important part of a poultry judging contest. Participants have the opportunity to defend their placings of an egg production class. In addition, oral reasons are an important tool in the development of organization and communication skills, which in turn will build self-confidence.

web only | 17 pages | 1,834 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 1,106 kb



4AJ-09PO
Egg Preparation Demonstration
7/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
 Tags:

Participants in the Kentucky Egg-Preparation Demonstration are required to prepare a dish containing eggs while demonstrating proper food safety and cooking skills.

web only | 7 pages | 1,423 words | 59 downloads | PDF: 1,631 kb



ASC-187
Help! My Horse is Too Fat!
4/19/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

As we understand more about the impact that obesity has on animal health, it is imperative that we strive to keep our horses at an optimum body condition.

web only | 4 pages | 2,833 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 413 kb



ID-190
Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis
3/5/2012 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Staphylococcus aureus is an important bacterial cause of contagious mastitis on dairy farms worldwide. More importantly, it is often at the root of chronically high somatic cell counts, recurrent clinical mastitis, and damaged mammary gland tissue. It is considered to be a contagious udder pathogen that spreads within and between cows during milking. Because it is often subclinical (milk looks normal but with a potentially high somatic cell count), infected animals pose a risk of infection to herd mates during each milking.

200 printed copies | 4 pages | 3,035 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 271 kb



PR-636
2011 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses

600 printed copies | 6 pages | 1,667 words | 1 download | PDF: 410 kb



PR-635
2011 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phil
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species.

800 printed copies | 10 pages | 1,297 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 387 kb



PR-634
2011 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions.

750 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,116 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 322 kb



PR-633
2011 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/23/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets.

750 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,058 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 402 kb



ASC-186
Distillers Grain Coproducts for Beef Cattle
12/5/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Roy Burris, Jeff Lehmkuhler
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: farm crops, grain crops, nutrition and healt

Feeding distillers grains derived from the production of spirits or ethanol for fuel is an acceptable practice for beef cattle production. The use of these products as both an energy and a protein supplement has been beneficial as the cereal grain prices have increased making these coproducts more cost competitive.

500 printed copies | 4 pages | 3,485 words | 85 downloads | PDF: 231 kb



ID-197
Equine Viral Arteritis
11/14/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Amy Lawyer,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is a contagious disease of horses and other equine species caused by equine arteritis virus (EAV) that is found in horse populations in many countries. It was first isolated and identified in 1953 from the lung of an aborted fetus with characteristic pathologic changes in the smaller arteries, which is how the disease got its name.

web only | 3 pages | 1,640 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 270 kb



ID-193
Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures: 2011 Guide
10/5/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Kenny Burdine, Greg Halich, Jo
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

The concept of stockpiling is pretty straightforward, but the challenge each year is to determine the likelihood that this practice will be profitable given the economic and agronomic conditions present at mid-summer. This practice can yield significant benefits, but it also carries significant costs. These benefits and costs must be quantified and compared to assess the overall profitability of the practice.

web only | 4 pages | 3,344 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 290 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)
 Tags:

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



ASC-146
Methods of Identification for Horses
9/13/2011 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses

In today's competitive world of equine sports, proper identification has become a top priority. Thorough and effective identification ensures that the horse being bought, sold, raced, or bred is indeed the horse it is claimed to be. Many methods are used to identify a horse, including markings, cowlicks, chestnuts, tattooing, freeze branding, blood typing, DNA typing, and microchip identification.

web only | 3 pages | 1,789 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 340 kb



ASC-184
Preventing Barn Fire: Tips for Horse Owners
6/2/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Every year, close to 200 horses are reported to have died in barn fires in the United States. Although less frequent than house fires, barn fires are more common than we would like. Many barn fires could be prevented by good barn design/construction, strict personnel policies, and clear directives about how the barn and equipment should be maintained.

web only | 3 pages | 1,943 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb



ASC-128
Colic in Horses
5/18/2011 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Among the species of domestic livestock, the horse is the species that most commonly suffers from colic, which is a general term for abdominal pain. Colic is one of the leading causes of death in horses and should be of concern for horse owners.

web only | 2 pages | 1,636 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 200 kb



ASC-183
Horses and Rain
5/9/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses

Spring is a very rainy season in Kentucky. With a lot of rain comes a lot of mud, and in some places, floods. If you own horses, you need to be aware of some problems that arise when you have too much rain in a short period of time.

web only | 2 pages | 951 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 200 kb



ASC-182
Marketing Lamb and Goat Meat to Hispanic Retail Outlets
3/15/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Terry Hutchens, Gregg Rentfrow
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Kentucky State University
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Because of minority populations immigrating into Kentucky, the level of lamb and goat consumption could grow exponentially within the next few years. Minority populations are expected to reach 235.7 million out of a total U.S. population of 439 million, or 53 percent of the total U.S. population, by 2030. These statistics indicate a growing market for meat processors and sheep and goat products.

web only | 4 pages | 2,442 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 200 kb



SR-104
2010 Research and Extension Beef Report
3/11/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

The 2010 Research and Extension Beef Report highlights advances in understanding of basic scientific principles of livestock production as well as applied research from which producers and the industry can benefit. Extension educational programs, on-farm demonstrations, and other activities help transfer this knowledge to producers so they can adopt of management changes as appropriate.

web only | 89 pages | 56,665 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 2,100 kb



ID-186
Managing Legume Induced Bloat in Cattle
3/10/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Michelle Arnold, Roy Burris,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Ruminal tympany, or bloat, can result in lost animal performance and in severe cases, death. It occurs as a result of a buildup of fermentation gases in the rumen. Bloat may be categorized as frothy bloat, which is caused by the formation of a stable foam in the rumen, or free gas bloat, which is due to excessive production of gaseous compounds from fermentation or as a result of an obstruction preventing the escape of gas compounds. Legume bloat is a frothy bloat condition.

500 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,366 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 400 kb



ASC-181
Equine Infectious Anemia
3/4/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of fever, lethargy, inappetence (lack of appetite) and anemia (low red blood cell count).

web only | 2 pages | 1,500 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 169 kb



ID-74
Planning Fencing Systems for Intensive Grazing Management
2/16/2011 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Curtis Absher, Ken Evans, Larr
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

300 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 83 downloads | PDF: 646 kb



ASC-141
Using Expected Progeny Differences
2/10/2011 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Darrh Bullock
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

One of the most important decisions a cattle operator makes is selecting breeding animals to go into the cattle herd. Basing that decision on the genetic merit of the animal, not just the outward appearance, is critical to the herd's long-term performance.

500 printed copies | 4 pages | 3,008 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 248 kb



PR-618
2010 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
1/3/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as bluegrass, tall fescue, and orchardgrass are dominant pasture grasses for horses in Kentucky. Variety evaluations for yield have been carried out for many years, but little work has been done to establish the effect of variety on persistence when subjected to close, continuous grazing by horses.

600 printed copies | 6 pages | 2,519 words | 1 download | PDF: 365 kb



PR-617
2010 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
1/3/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smi
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and orchardgrass are the primary pasture grasses in Kentucky. Other species such as perennial ryegrass, festulolium, and prairie brome can be used in pasture systems. Little is known about the effect of variety on the grazing tolerance of these cool-season grass species.

800 printed copies | 12 pages | 3,167 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 320 kb



PR-616
2010 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a high-quality, short-lived, perennial legume that is used in mixed or pure stands for pasture, hay, silage, green chop, soil improvement and wildlife habitat. This species is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Stands of improved varieties are generally productive for two and a half to three years, with the highest yields occurring in the year following establishment. Red clover is used primarily as a renovation legume for grass pastures. It is a dominant forage legume in Kentucky because it is relatively easy to establish and has high forage quality, high yield and animal acceptance.

750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 260 kb



PR-615
2010 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets. Recent emphasis on its use as a grazing crop and the release of grazing-tolerant varieties have raised the following question: Do varieties differ in tolerance to grazing? We have chosen to use the standard tolerance test recommended by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. This test uses continuous heavy grazing to sort out differences in grazing tolerance in a relatively short period of time.

750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 260 kb



ASC-180
Anthrax in Horses
10/7/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Horses become infected with anthrax either through ingestion, inhalation or skin penetration by biting flies or injury, especially when animals are exposed to soil or carcasses of infected animals.

500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 210 kb



ID-183
Trail Riding Etiquette for Horse Enthusiasts
9/20/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, County Extension
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

When you're trail riding, you need to be aware of safety, not only for yourself and the horse, but also as a courtesy for other trail users. You should follow all general precautions about safe riding, but also follow practices that apply specifically to trails, whether you're riding alone or in a group, for a short or long distance, or for fun or competition.

web only | 2 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 203 kb



ID-147
Establishing Horse Pastures
9/20/2010 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Kentucky and surrounding states are known for grass pastures and horses. Pastures supply nutrients, provide hoof support for exercise, control erosion, and add to the aesthetic value of horse farms. The ability to establish and manage horse pastures is therefore important to horse owners.

1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 48 downloads | PDF: 207 kb



ID-182
Wobbler Syndrome in Horses
9/13/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Jennifer Janes
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Wobbler syndrome, or cervical vertebral malformation (CVM), is a devastating disease that can affect a horse's neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. It is a structural narrowing of the spinal canal due to a variety of vertebral malformations and leads to spinal cord compression. As a result, horses exhibit clinical signs of spasticity, ataxia, and lack of coordination.

web only | 2 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 167 kb



ASC-179
How Much Meat to Expect from a Carcass: A Consumer's Guide to Purchasing Freezer Meats
8/2/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Gregg Rentfrow
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Consumers who buy freezer meat should understand the difference between the paid weight and the amount of meat they will put in the freezer. To avoid misunderstandings, meat processors should be able to explain to customers the approximate amount of meat to expect from a beef, pork, or lamb carcass, the best ways to have meat wrapped for the freezer, and the amount of freezer space necessary to store large amounts of meat.

web only | 2 pages | - | 122 downloads | PDF: 200 kb



4AF-03RE
4-H Horse Project Record for Kentucky 4-H Horse Club Members
7/15/2010 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
 Tags:

Keeping good records is an important part of your 4-H work. Accurate records will tell others about your work and progress and will help you to become a better horseman/woman.

web only | 15 pages | - | 99 downloads | PDF: 266 kb



ASC-125
Rabies in Horses
6/15/2010 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Rabies in the horse is a relatively uncommon disease. Although the number of confirmed rabies cases in horses is low, the potential for human exposure makes it important to discuss the causes of rabies and its diagnosis, treatment, and control. It is noteworthy that the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association include rabies as one of the diseases for which horses should be vaccinated every year.

web only | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 170 kb



ASC-169
Beef Sire Selection Manual
5/28/2010 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Darrh Bullock
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

In principle, genetic improvement is a straight-forward exercise that results from using above-average selection candidates as the parents of the next generation. In practice, the devil is in the details. Both bull breeders and bull buyers need to consider their breeding objectives, defining the list of traits that need to be modified to advance the towards their goal.

5,000 printed copies | 89 pages | - | 67 downloads | PDF: 2,140 kb



ASC-25
Growth Promoting Implants for Beef Cattle
3/24/2010 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Roy Burris, Jeff Lehmkuhler
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Utilization of growth-promoting implants in the beef cattle industry provides an opportunity for improving production efficiency. Within the animal, they promote protein synthesis, resulting in a 10 to 30% increase in growth along with a 5 to 10% improvement in feed efficiency.

web only | 4 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 225 kb



ASC-178
Opportunities for Improved Cow Comfort through Freestall Barn Renovations
3/16/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Jeffrey Bewley
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

A properly managed and designed freestall barn can support high levels of milk production and animal well-being. Mismanaged or poorly designed freestalls can contribute to mastitis, lameness, hock abrasions, and injuries. Through years of experience observing and studying cow behavior in freestall barns, farmers, researchers, and engineers have refined recommendations for freestall design and management. In addition, as cow size has increased so has the amount of resting space required within a freestall, effectively changing the recommendations for freestall dimensions.

250 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 4,985 kb



ID-179
Evaluating the Health of Your Horse
2/5/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Roberta Dwyer
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

Horse owners, managers, and handlers can help to maintain the health of their animals by studying their behavior through observation and inspection, and should be able to accurately determine important measurements such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and mucous membrane color through a clinical examination. Having this information about your horse can be critical if the animal is ill or injured and you need to supply these details to your veterinarian.

web only | 6 pages | - | 40 downloads | PDF: 373 kb



PR-598
2009 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report: Tolerance to Horses
12/21/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, and other species when subjected to continuous heavy grazing pressure by horses within the grazing season. The main focus will be on stand survival.

750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 313 kb



PR-597
2009 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/21/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

The purpose of this report is to summarize current research on the grazing tolerance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and other species when they are subjected to continuous, heavy grazing pressure by cattle within the grazing season. The main focus will be on plant stand survival.

1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 294 kb



PR-596
2009 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
11/24/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Red clover (Trifolium pratense) and white clover (Trifolium repens) are both high-quality forage legumes that are used primarily in mixed stands with tall fescue or orchardgrass for improving yield and quality of pastures.

750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 214 kb



PR-595
2009 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
11/24/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the highest yielding, highest quality forage legume grown in Kentucky. It forms the basis of Kentucky's cash hay enterprise and is an important component in dairy, horse, beef, and sheep diets.

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 216 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)
 Tags:

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



ASC-177
A Consumer Guide to Country of Origin Labeling
8/3/2009 (new)

 UK Authors: Gregg Rentfrow
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

Since March 2009, all retail red meats, seafood and shellfish, and fruits and vegetables must contain a "Country of Origin Label," or COOL--designed to further inform consumers on the origins of their food.

web only | 2 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 115 kb



PR-582
2008 Cool Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,200 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 320 kb



PR-581
2008 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,100 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 246 kb



PR-580
2008 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 200 kb



PR-579
2008 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/3/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 197 kb



ID-173
Equine Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
10/3/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 36 downloads | PDF: 240 kb



ASC-176
Core Vaccination Program and Infectious Disease Control for Horses
9/19/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 34 downloads | PDF: 240 kb



ASC-175
FAQs About the Retail Meat Case, Part 2: Basic Meats 101
4/23/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Gregg Rentfrow
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

250 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 48 downloads | PDF: 145 kb



ASC-174
FAQs About the Retail Meat Case, Part 1: Hamburger
4/1/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Gregg Rentfrow
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

250 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 144 kb



ASC-173
Botulism: A Deadly Disease That Can Affect Your Horse
3/28/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 192 kb



ASC-172
Heaves in Horses
1/31/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 28 downloads | PDF: 531 kb



PR-565
2007 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
11/15/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

750 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 213 kb



ASC-171
The Use of Methyl Bromide to Control Insects in Country Hams in the Southeastern U.S.
10/31/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Gregg Rentfrow
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

250 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 250 kb



ID-168
Composting Horse Muck
10/10/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Victoria Gallagher,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 66 downloads | PDF: 291 kb



ID-165
Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures
8/24/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Kenny Burdine, Bob Coleman,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 250 kb



ID-164
High Traffic Area Pads for Horses
7/15/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Victoria Gallagher,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 60 downloads | PDF: 348 kb



ID-161
Pervious Concrete as a Flooring Material for Horse Handling Areas
3/13/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Steve Higgins,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses

500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 243 kb



ID-162
Goat Production Basics in Kentucky
3/6/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: David Ditsch, Terry Hutchens,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, County Extension,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 92 downloads | PDF: 167 kb



PR-547
2006 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
1/26/2007 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,200 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 242 kb



PR-548
2006 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report, Tolerance to Horses
12/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 189 kb



PR-546
2006 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 136 kb



PR-545
2006 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
12/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 136 kb



ASC-170
A Consumer's and Producer's Guide to Organic and Natural Meats
9/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Gregg Rentfrow
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

200 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 147 kb



ASC-161
Feeding and Managing Baby Calves from Birth to 3 Months of Age
8/30/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, John Johns,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

web only | 6 pages | - | 105 downloads | PDF: 172 kb



ASC-136
Using Byproducts to Feed Dairy Cattle
8/30/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

web only | 8 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 158 kb



ID-158
Managing Steep Terrain for Livestock Forage Production
8/30/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, David Ditsch, J.D.
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 38 downloads | PDF: 417 kb



4AF-03PA
Kentucky 4-H Horse Achievement Program Level 3
6/1/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
 Tags:

400 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 67 downloads | PDF: 250 kb



4AF-04PA
Kentucky 4-H Horse Achievement Program Level 4
6/1/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
 Tags:

400 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 57 downloads | PDF: 250 kb



VET-1
Controlling Internal Parasites of the Horse
4/15/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Harold Drudge, Ge
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

5,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 51 downloads | PDF: 662 kb



ID-157
Managing Livestock Forage for Beef Cattle Production on Reclaimed Surface-Mined Land
1/20/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: David Ditsch, John Johns
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

2,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 477 kb



PR-531
2005 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report
1/7/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 178 kb



PR-530
2005 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
1/7/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 243 kb



PR-529
2005 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
1/5/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 130 kb



AGR-162
Stockpiling for Fall and Winter Pasture
1/1/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Roy Burris, Jimmy Henning, John
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 111 downloads | PDF: 187 kb



PR-526
2005 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
12/30/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 154 kb



ID-108
The Kentucky Beef Book
9/15/2005 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Jim Akers, Les Anderson, Jose Bi
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: livestock

10,000 printed copies | - | - | 30 downloads | HTML: 3 kb



PR-515
2004 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report
2/20/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,200 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 555 kb



PR-514
2004 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report
2/20/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 284 kb



PR-513
2004 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
2/20/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, R
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 275 kb



PR-512
2004 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
2/20/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

750 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 538 kb



ASC-168
Crossbreeding for the Commercial Beef Producer
11/1/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 65 downloads | PDF: 442 kb



ASC-157
Teasing Mares
7/30/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,217 kb



ID-152
Grazing Corn: an Option for Extending the Grazing Season in Kentucky
7/15/2004 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: David Ditsch, Steve Isaacs, Jo
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops,

3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 266 kb



SR-2004-2
2003 Research and Extension Beef Report
6/1/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Akers, Les Anderson, Darrh
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources,
 Series: Special Report (SR series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 43 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 481 kb



ID-151
2003 Summary of the Five State Beef Initiative in Kentucky
5/30/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Akers, Kenny Burdine, John J
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 309 kb



PR-499
2003 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
4/1/2004 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Mike Collins, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

300 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 77 kb



ASC-167
Judging Performance Classes
3/31/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

web only | 4 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 142 kb



ASC-166
Preparing and Giving Oral Reasons
3/31/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

web only | 38 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 406 kb



ID-101
Interpreting Forage Quality Reports
3/15/2004 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 170 kb



PR-498
2003 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/10/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Mike Collins, Charles Dougherty,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 78 kb



PR-497
2003 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/10/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Mike Collins, Charles Dougherty,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,200 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 115 kb



PR-496
2003 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
1/10/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Mike Collins,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

750 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 87 kb



ASC-165
Beef Sire Selection Recommendations
12/22/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 86 kb



AEN-82
Cattle Handling Facilities
12/19/2003 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: John Anderson, Jose Bicudo, Ro
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
 Tags:

Cattle handling facilities are used to confine cattle safely and efficiently for close observation and to perform routine health and management procedures. Adequate facilities are an essential part of an efficient cattle operation for any producer who wants to improve marketing, cattle health, and production. A well-planned handling facility can help you save money by making easier practices such as preventive health management, pregnancy testing, implanting, controlling parasites, vaccinating, castrating, and dehorning.

2,000 printed copies | 36 pages | - | 267 downloads | PDF: 1,386 kb



ASC-155
Trace Mineral Supplementation for Kentucky Beef Cows
11/15/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Roger Hemken, John Johns, Pat
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 65 downloads | PDF: 96 kb



PR-481
2002 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report
3/31/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

600 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 72 kb



PR-480
2002 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
3/15/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Charles Dougherty, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 102 kb



ASC-164
Protocols for Synchronizing Estrus in Yearling Heifers
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 66 kb



ASC-163
Strategies to Improve Reproductive Efficiency of Heifers
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 46 downloads | PDF: 23 kb



ASC-162
Managing Body Condition to Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cows
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 55 downloads | PDF: 158 kb



ASC-144
Managing Considerations in Beef Heifer Development
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, John
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 49 downloads | PDF: 320 kb



PR-479
2002 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
1/31/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

750 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 79 kb



PR-472
2002 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report
1/10/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Charles Dougherty, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

2,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 72 kb



ID-150
Understanding Beef Carcass Data Reports
11/15/2002 (new)

 UK Authors: Kenny Burdine, John Johns, Ben
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 90 kb



ID-97
Grazing Alfalfa
11/1/2002 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Curtis Absher, Roy Burris,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 152 kb



PR-463
Beef Research Report-2002
9/30/2002 (new)

 UK Authors: Darrh Bullock
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 54 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 519 kb



PR-462
2001 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses
5/13/2002 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 57 kb



ID-141A
Feeding Your Dairy Cows a Total Mixed Ration: Getting Started
12/15/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 55 kb



ID-141B
Managing the Total Mixed Ration to Prevent Problems in Dairy Cows
12/15/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 93 kb



ASC-160
Planning the Yearly Forage and Commodity Needs for a Dairy Herd
8/30/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jack McAllister
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 126 kb



ID-138
Considerations When Purchasing Hay for a Dairy Milking Herd
8/30/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Mike Collins,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 88 kb



4AF-02PO
Kentucky 4-H Horse Achievement Program Level 2
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Ashley Griffin
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 79 downloads | PDF: 334 kb



4AF-05MA
Horse Safety Guidelines for Kentucky 4-H Members
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Ashley Griffin
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 74 downloads | PDF: 297 kb



ID-146
Choosing Hay for Horses
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 397 kb



ID-145
Alfalfa Cubes for Horses
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, horses,

1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 310 kb



ID-144
Understanding Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and Its Effect on Broodmares
5/1/2001 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses

1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 362 kb



ID-137
Total Quality Assurance Apple Production: Best Management Practices
5/1/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, John Hartman, Joe O
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, H
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 33 downloads | PDF: 271 kb



PR-436
Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report 2000
12/3/2000 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, Davi
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 57 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 768 kb



ID-148
Sampling Animal Manure
10/30/2000 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 312 kb



ASC-159
Selection and Management Practices to Increase Consistency in Beef Cattle
9/30/2000 (new)

 UK Authors: Darrh Bullock
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 61 downloads | PDF: 78 kb



PR-432
Agronomy Research Report 2000
7/10/2000 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Barnheisel, Morris Bitzer,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

2,500 printed copies | 55 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 550 kb



ASC-142
Pelvic Measurements and Calving Difficulty
6/1/2000 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 3 pages | - | 49 downloads | PDF: 243 kb



AGR-123
Processing Sweet Sorghum for Syrup
5/31/2000 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Morris Bitzer, Joe Fox
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 1,524 kb



ASC-158
Assessing Sow Body Condition
10/31/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 257 kb



PR-417
2000 Kentucky Beef Cattle Research Report
10/1/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Debra Aaron, Les Anderson, D
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

700 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 4 kb



IP-57
Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky
9/8/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources,
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

3,500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 46 downloads | PDF: 641 kb



ASC-156
Feeding and Managing the Far-Off Dry Cow
9/1/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 294 kb



IP-56
Assessment of the Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky
9/1/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources,
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 18 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 794 kb



4JI-04PA
Dairy Foods Unit 4: Cultured Dairy Products
6/15/1999 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Joe O'Leary
 Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: 4-H Individual and Family Resources: (4JI series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 49 downloads | PDF: 155 kb



ASC-154
Using Nutrition to Improve Immunity Against Disease: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin E
5/1/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bob Harmon
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 41 downloads | PDF: 114 kb



ASC-153
Boar Selection: Using Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)
7/30/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Darrh Bullock, Richard Coffey,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | - | - | - | HTML: 14 kb



PR-402
1998 Agronomy Research Report
7/1/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Barnheisel, Mike Barrett,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, KTRDC
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 56 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 403 kb



AR-110
KAES Annual Report, 1997
6/15/1998 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Boling
 Departments: Administration (Research)
 Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 60 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 320 kb



ASC-152
Manipulation of the Estrous Cycle in Swine
12/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 337 kb



ASC-140
Mastitis and Its Control
7/11/1997 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 31 downloads | PDF: 79 kb



AR-109
KAES Annual Report, 1996
6/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Boling
 Departments: Administration (Research)
 Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
 Tags:

700 printed copies | 60 pages | - | - | PDF: 327 kb



ASC-151
Pasture for Dairy Cattle: Challenges and Opportunities
4/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 184 kb



ASC-131
Using the Dart Ration Computer Program to Answer Nutrition Questions About Dairy Cattle
9/15/1996 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

30 printed copies | 18 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 210 kb



AR-108
KAES Annual Report, 1995
6/1/1996 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Boling
 Departments: Administration (Research)
 Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
 Tags:

1,500 printed copies | 94 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 560 kb



ASC-150
Keeping Production Records for the Beef Herd
3/30/1996 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Darrh Bullock, Kevin Laurent
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 62 downloads | PDF: 145 kb



IP-36
Making Yogurt at Home
10/1/1995 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Clair Hicks, Fudeko Maruyama
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags:

800 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 175 kb



ASC-148
Management of Swine Mating
9/1/1995 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 98 kb



ASC-147
Feeding Growing-Finishing Pigs to Maximize Lean Growth Rate
8/31/1995 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 44 downloads | PDF: 96 kb



ASC-149
Feeding and Managing the Weanling Pig
8/1/1995 (new)

 UK Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

2,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 67 kb



AR-107
KAES Annual Report, 1994
6/1/1995 (new)

 UK Authors: Jim Boling
 Departments: Administration (Research)
 Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
 Tags:

1,600 printed copies | 93 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 681 kb



ASC-143
Equine Feeding Management
4/1/1995 (new)

 UK Authors: Laurie Lawrence
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 48 downloads | PDF: 146 kb



ID-117
Poultry Litter Management
1/1/1995 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Overhults, Tony Pescatore,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

2,000 printed copies | - | - | 10 downloads | HTML: 11 kb



IP-29
Reducing the Risk of Food Borne Illness
9/1/1994 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Janet Kurzynske, Joe O'Leary
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags:

6,000 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 18 kb



ASC-132
Using Mga to Shorten the Beef Breeding Season
8/26/1994 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Dave Patterson
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 129 kb



ID-102
Production-Oriented Lamb Marketing
6/1/1994 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Monte Chappell, Lee Meyer
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Grading and marketing lambs is the culmination of a year-long program. Decisions concerning marketing and the management of lambs still on the farm markedly affect the success of a sheep producing program. By its prices for different types of lambs, the market sends signals about what should be produced. Managers must look at price trends over time and compare them with production costs. Your income is the true measure of success in any production program. The steps to a good marketing program include analyzing both the market and the product you plan to market.

1,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | HTML: 31 kb



IP-39
Making Eggnog at Home
12/1/1993 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Clair Hicks, Fudeko Maruyama
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags:

350 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 3 downloads | PDF: 200 kb



ASC-130
Sheep Identification Systems
4/1/1993 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Monte Chappell
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 8 kb



ASC-129
Sheep Foot Care and Diseases
4/1/1993 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Monte Chappell
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 24 kb



ASC-126
Developing a Sheep Enterprise
4/1/1993 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Monte Chappell
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | HTML: 16 kb



IP-33
Making Cottage Cheese at Home
11/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Clair Hicks, Fudeko Maruyama
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags:

300 printed copies | - | - | 7 downloads | HTML: 8 kb



ASC-138
Role of Nutrition on Reproductive Performance
10/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, George Heersche
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 191 kb



ASC-137
Accomplishing a Sound Dairy Nutritional Program
10/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 223 kb



ASC-135
More Milk = More Feed
10/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 195 kb



ASC-139
Balancing Rations for Dairy Cows
8/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 23 kb



ASC-134
Should You Be Feeding Fat to Your Dairy Cows?
8/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

300 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 189 kb



ASC-12
Balancing Rations
5/31/1991 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Roy Burris, Nelson Gay, John Johns
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

2,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 32 kb



IP-11
Food Safety Residues in Animal-Derived Foods
8/1/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: John Johns
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Interprogram (IP series)
 Tags:

10,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 24 kb



ASC-127
Producing and Marketing High Quality Wool
5/1/1990 (new)

 UK Authors: Monte Chappell
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

3,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 24 kb



ASC-120
Forages for Horses
5/1/1989 (new)

 UK Authors: Charles Dougherty, Craig Wood
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

10,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 45 downloads | PDF: 201 kb



ASC-119
Economical Alternative Feeds for Sheep
4/1/1989 (new)

 UK Authors: Monte Chappell, Don Ely
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

5,000 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 24 kb



ID-86
Using Drought-Stressed Corn Harvesting, Storage, Feeding, Pricing and Marketing
8/1/1988 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Fred Benson,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops,

7,500 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 32 kb



ASC-114
Basic Horse Nutrition
7/1/1988 (new)

 UK Authors: Stephen Jackson, Craig Wood
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: horses, nutrition and health

10,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 243 kb



ID-76
Creep Grazing for Beef Calves
4/1/1987 (new)

 UK Authors: Curtis Absher, Larry Turner
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

20,000 printed copies | - | - | 7 downloads | HTML: 11 kb



ID-13
Beef Cattle Corrals and Handling Facilities
4/1/1986 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Curtis Absher, Roy Burris, Sam
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

20,000 printed copies | - | - | 13 downloads | HTML: 17 kb



ASC-104
Factors Affecting Feed Conversion in Growing-Finishing Swine
9/1/1985 (new)

 UK Authors: Gary Cromwell, Dennis Liptrap,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

3,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 23 kb



ASC-106
Improving Preweaning Survival of Pigs
6/1/1985 (new)

 UK Authors: Gary Cromwell, Dennis Liptrap,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

3,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 9 kb



ID-58
Swine Confinement Breeding Facilities
9/1/1983 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Fehr, Dennis Liptrap, Sam M
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

5,000 printed copies | - | - | 5 downloads | HTML: 11 kb