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ASC-244

Feeding Distillery Stillage to Beef Cattle

6/1/2020 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Kevin Laurent, Jeff Lehmkuhler

The growth of the bourbon industry has provided an increase in distillery byproduct feedstuffs that can be utilized by cattle as a source of energy and protein. Learning the nutritional characteristics of these feedstuffs will facilitate proper feeding, allowing for improved cattle performance.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: beef cattle, livestock
Size: 130 kb
Pages: 3



ID-261

Are Common Stall Fans Effective? Orientation, Placement, and Fan Style

5/13/2020 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Morgan Hayes, Staci McGill, Kimberly Tumlin

During summer months, horse owners hang fans around their barn and stalls in an effort to increase air movement to reduce temperature and flies in stall areas. These fans typically are 20-inch 3-speed box fans or 20-inch high velocity mounted fans. Both fans are easy to find at any home improvement or big box store and are ready to use with little to no assembly. But are these commonly used fans really serving these intended purposes?

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Epidemiology
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: equipment and structures, production practices
Size: 702 kb
Pages: 3



4AJ-03PA

Poultry Barbecue Contests

3/9/2020 (minor revision)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

In the chicken barbecue contest, participants prepare four bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs provided by the contest monitors. The four thighs together will weigh 1.5-2.0 lb. They are judged on their cooking skills. The participants submit three of the thighs for sensory evaluation. No garnishes, dips, or additional items shall be presented on the plates and or submitted to the judges. In the turkey barbecue contest, each contestant will be provided two pounds of ground turkey. The turkey will not be available prior to the contest starting time. They need to prepare and cook turkey burgers. Each burger must be one-quarter pound of meat prior to cooking.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
Tags:
Size: 934 kb
Pages: 8



PR-772

2019 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/5/2019 (new)
Authors: Jimmy Henning, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags:
Size: 702 kb
Pages: 8



ID-259

Suitable Spaces for Indoor Horse Activities

10/14/2019 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Morgan Hayes, Staci McGill

Many horse owners involved in the industry look for an indoor arena in which to work horses regardless of weather. These facilities might be at home or at a community location for many riders to access. The following highlights some common characteristics and requirements of indoor arenas. While these act as minimums, many disciplines and activities may require additional investment in facilities, such as larger dimensions, more lighting, special footing, etc.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 1.25 mb
Pages: 2



ID-258

Weaning Beef Calves

9/17/2019 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Michelle Arnold, Darrh Bullock, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: beef cattle, livestock
Size: 821 kb
Pages: 4



ID-188

Strategic Winter Feeding of Cattle using a Rotational Grazing Structure

7/30/2019 (reviewed)
Authors: Steve Higgins, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Sarah Wightman

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: beef cattle, equipment and structures, livestock, nutrition and health
Size: 737 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-243

Managing Dry, Open Ewes

7/25/2019 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, sheep
Size: 749 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-242

Composting Poultry Litter in Your Backyard

5/2/2019 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, poultry
Size: 893 kb
Pages: 3



CCD-PFS-4

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety Rule Agricultural Water, Part 2

1/29/2019 (new)
Authors: Bryan Brady, Badrinath Vengari Jagannathan, Mari Schroeder, Paul Vijayakumar

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Food Connection
Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversification (CCD-PFS series)
Tags:
Size: 1.50 mb
Pages: 5



ID-252

Equine Cushing's Disease or PPID

12/18/2018 (new)
Authors: Amanda Adams, Fernanda Camargo, Ashton Miller

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).

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.25 mb
Pages: 3



ASC-237

Breeding Habits of the Ewe

12/7/2018 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, sheep
Size: 700 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-238

Beginning a Sheep Operation

12/7/2018 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, sheep
Size: 675 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-241

Urban Poultry

12/4/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, poultry
Size: 2.24 mb
Pages: 6



PR-752

2018 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

11/30/2018 (new)
Authors: Jimmy Henning, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 859 kb
Pages: 8



PR-749

2018 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

11/27/2018 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Jimmy Henning, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 350 kb
Pages: 4



PR-750

2018 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

11/27/2018 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Jimmy Henning, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 504 kb
Pages: 6



PR-751

2018 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

11/27/2018 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Jimmy Henning, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 1.45 mb
Pages: 14



ID-196

UK Ag Equine Programs Calendar, 2019

11/26/2018 (minor revision)
Authors: Shane Bogle, Fernanda Camargo, Nick Carter, Katheryn Cerny, Bob Coleman, Karen Douglas, Jimmy Henning, Christopher Jeffcoat, Paula Jerrell, Glenn Mackie, Brian Newman, Jason Phillips, Don Sorrell, Daniel Wilson

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Ballard County, Caldwell County, Campbell County, County Extension, Fayette County, Plant and Soil Sciences, Simpson County, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 12.00 mb
Pages: 32



ASC-240

Blanketing Horses: Do's and Don'ts

11/1/2018 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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?

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses
Size: 1.90 mb
Pages: 5



ASC-239

Warm Up Ring Etiquette

10/24/2018 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses
Size: 210 kb
Pages: 2



CCD-PFS-2

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety Rule Agricultural Water, Introduction

6/6/2018 (new)
Authors: Bryan Brady, Badrinath Vengari Jagannathan, Paul Vijayakumar

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Food Connection
Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversification (CCD-PFS series)
Tags:
Size: 920 kb
Pages: 5



CCD-PFS-3

Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables for Home Use

6/6/2018 (new)
Authors: Felix Akharume, Michael Montross, Paul Vijayakumar

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversification (CCD-PFS series)
Tags: food and nutrition, food science, fruits, nursery and landscape, vegetables
Size: 693 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-236

Molting Small-Scale Commercial Egg Flocks in Kentucky

2/27/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, poultry
Size: 280 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-230

Factors to Consider Before Starting a Small-scale Egg Production Enterprise in Kentucky

1/25/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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).

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: business and records, livestock, poultry
Size: 126 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-232

Raising Replacement Pullets for Small-Scale Egg Production

1/25/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 2.48 mb
Pages: 9



ASC-233

Feeds and Feeding for Small-Scale Egg Production Enterprises

1/25/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry
Size: 2.54 mb
Pages: 12



ASC-234

Use of Biosecurity and Natural Remedies for the Prvention of Poultry Disease in "Natural" and "Organic" Flocks

1/22/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 157 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-235

My Mare's in Heat: Predicting and Recognizing Signs of Estrus

1/22/2018 (new)
Authors: Amy Lawyer

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, reproduction and genetics
Size: 85 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-229

Marketing Regulations Affecting Small-scale Egg Producers in Kentucky

1/12/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: business and records, livestock, poultry
Size: 267 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-231

Breed Selection for a Small-scale Egg Production Enterprise

1/12/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, poultry
Size: 1.28 mb
Pages: 5



PR-735

2017 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

12/18/2017 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 12



PR-736

2017 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/13/2017 (new)
Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 725 kb
Pages: 8



PR-733

2017 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/11/2017 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 413 kb
Pages: 4



PR-734

2017 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/11/2017 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Chris Teutsch

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 450 kb
Pages: 4



CCD-PFS-1

Produce Food Safety: Packing and Storing

11/6/2017 (new)
Authors: Paul Vijayakumar

: 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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Produce Food Safety: Center for Crop Diversification (CCD-PFS series)
Tags:
Size: 3.00 mb
Pages: 7



ID-247

Pastured Poultry

9/21/2017 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry
Size: 2.00 mb
Pages: 7



ASC-206

Common External Parasites of Poultry

9/8/2017 (minor revision)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 839 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-228

Body Condition Scoring Ewes

8/25/2017 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, sheep
Size: 2.20 mb
Pages: 5



ID-246

Measuring the Ph of Different Food Products

7/21/2017 (new)
Authors: Akinbode Adedeji, Paul Vijayakumar

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 365 kb
Pages: 2



ID-245

Predator Management for Small-Scale Poultry Enterprises in Kentucky

5/4/2017 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore, Matthew Springer

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 2.40 mb
Pages: 8



ID-243

Management of Wildlife and Domestic Animals on Your Farm: Good Agricultural Practices

1/10/2017 (new)
Authors: Matthew Springer, Paul Vijayakumar

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 908 kb
Pages: 3



ID-143

Rotational Grazing

11/21/2016 (reprinted)
Authors: Roy Burris, Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 887 kb
Pages: 16



PR-717

2016 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

11/18/2016 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 1.24 mb
Pages: 12



PR-718

2016 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

11/18/2016 (new)
Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 842 kb
Pages: 8



PR-715

2016 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

11/17/2016 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 397 kb
Pages: 4



PR-716

2016 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

11/17/2016 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 440 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-226

Help! My Horse Roars! What Is Laryngeal Hemiplegia?

10/10/2016 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 402 kb
Pages: 4



ID-224

Producer's Guide to Pasture-Based Beef Finishing

10/6/2016 (reprinted)
Authors: Greg Halich, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Lee Meyer, Gregg Rentfrow, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 1.51 mb
Pages: 48



ID-239

Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Is My Horse Just Fat, or Is He Sick?

10/4/2016 (new)
Authors: Amanda Adams, Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.47 mb
Pages: 3



ASC-227

Foodborne Illness: Risks and Prevention

9/27/2016 (new)
Authors: Melissa Newman, Gregg Rentfrow, Paul Vijayakumar

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 142 kb
Pages: 4



ID-236

Providing Water for Beef Cattle in Rotational Grazing Systems

8/2/2016 (new)
Authors: Steve Higgins, Kevin Laurent, Lee Moser

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 3.00 mb
Pages: 6



IP-78

Understanding Produce Safety Programs and Making a Food Safety Plan

4/4/2016 (new)
Authors: Melissa Newman, Pam Sigler, Paul Vijayakumar

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Program and Staff Development
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Tags:
Size: 189 kb
Pages: 3



PR-700

2015 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/14/2015 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 525 kb
Pages: 6



PR-701

2015 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/14/2015 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 530 kb
Pages: 6



PR-702

2015 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

12/14/2015 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 1.20 mb
Pages: 12



PR-703

2015 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/10/2015 (new)
Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 875 kb
Pages: 8



Saddle Up Safely: Safe Return To Riding

10/15/2015 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series:
Tags:
Size: 2.80 mb
Pages: 20



4AF-06PO

Understanding and Teaching Sportsmanship to Today's Youth

10/12/2015 (new)
Authors: Amy Lawyer

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
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Size: 117 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-225

Managing Precision Dairy Farming Technologies

9/22/2015 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Lauren Mayo, Amanda Stone, Nicky Tsai, Barbara Wadsworth

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 1.87 mb
Pages: 3



ID-229

All-Weather Surfaces for Cattle Watering Facilities

7/28/2015 (new)
Authors: Steve Higgins, Kevin Laurent, Kylie Schmidt, Donald Stamper

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 2.98 mb
Pages: 6



ID-231

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Acute or Atypical Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

7/17/2015 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 507 kb
Pages: 3



ID-140

Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program

2/6/2015 (reprinted)
Authors: Jim Akers, Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roy Burris, John Johns, Gregg Rentfrow, Patty Scharko

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 2.35 mb
Pages: 83



ASC-221

Keeping and Using Flock Performance Records

12/17/2014 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 890 kb
Pages: 5



ASC-219

An Introduction to Sheep

12/16/2014 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 1.07 mb
Pages: 5



ASC-220

Basic Sheep Genetics

12/16/2014 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 465 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-222

Sheep Breeding: Heritability, EBVs, EPDs, and the NSIP

12/16/2014 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 1.08 mb
Pages: 5



ASC-223

Inbreeding in Sheep

12/16/2014 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 896 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-224

Crossbreeding Considerations in Sheep

12/16/2014 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 677 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-216

Reading a Feed Tag

12/4/2014 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 181 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-217

So You Want to Produce Your Own Eggs?

12/4/2014 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 3.05 mb
Pages: 6



ASC-218

Proper Handling and Transportation of Eggs for Sale at Kentucky Farmer's Markets

12/4/2014 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 1.28 mb
Pages: 2



PR-684

2014 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

12/4/2014 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 1.20 mb
Pages: 12



PR-685

2014 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/4/2014 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 810 kb
Pages: 8



PR-682

2014 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/2/2014 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 550 kb
Pages: 4



PR-683

2014 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/2/2014 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 660 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-215

Mineral and Protein Blocks and Tubs for Cattle

11/3/2014 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roy Burris, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 159 kb
Pages: 4



4AF-06MA

Hosting a Horse Show

10/23/2014 (major revision)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Amy Lawyer

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
Tags:
Size: 1.12 mb
Pages: 6



ID-226

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Hypomagnesemic Tetany or "Grass Tetany"

9/18/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 121 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-214

Is Creep Feeding Lambs a Profitable Undertaking?

9/8/2014 (new)
Authors: Don Ely, Endre Fink

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 309 kb
Pages: 3



ID-223

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Brassicas--Be Aware of the Animal Health Risks

8/12/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 913 kb
Pages: 3



ID-180

Collection and Preparation of Milk Samples for Microbiological Culturing

4/16/2014 (major revision)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley, Bob Harmon, Stephen Locke

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 873 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-213

How to Make a Country Ham

4/3/2014 (new)
Authors: Gregg Rentfrow, Surendranath Suman

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 6.79 mb
Pages: 9



ID-218

A Fresh Cow Health Monitoring System

4/2/2014 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley, Amanda Sterrett

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 1.90 mb
Pages: 15



ASC-212

Stereotypic Behavior in Horses: Weaving, Stall Walking, and Cribbing

3/14/2014 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 480 kb
Pages: 2



ID-217

Forage-Related Disorders in Cattle: Nitrate Poisoning

3/10/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Cynthia Gaskill, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 314 kb
Pages: 3



Precision Dairy Farming Technologies

3/4/2014 (minor revision)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Matthew Borchers

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
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Size: 22 kb
Pages: 3



Precision Dairy Farming Technologies List

3/4/2014 (minor revision)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Matthew Borchers

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series:
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Size: 227 kb
Pages:



ASC-211

Expected Progeny Differences: Trait Definitions and Utilizing Percentile Tables

2/7/2014 (new)
Authors: Sean Bessin, Darrh Bullock

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 370 kb
Pages: 3



SR-105

2012 Beef Research and Extension Report

1/7/2014 (new)
Authors: Glen Aiken, Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, Lowell Bush, J.R. Bussard, Andrew Foote, Ben Goff, David Harmon, V.B. Holder, Isabelle Kagan, Nicole Kenney, D.H. Kim, S.E. Kitts, Jim Klotz, Anne Koontz, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Kyle McLeod, Jim Strickland, Eric Vanzant, Bill Witt

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, USDA-ARS
Series: Special Report (SR series)
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Size: 975 kb
Pages: 40



ASC-205

Selecting Feeds for Horses

1/6/2014 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.45 mb
Pages: 5



PR-669

2013 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/4/2013 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 940 kb
Pages: 8



PR-667

2013 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

11/25/2013 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 700 kb
Pages: 6



PR-666

2013 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

11/22/2013 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 680 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-201

Avian Female Reproductive System

11/20/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 914 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-202

Avian Skeletal System

11/20/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 310 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-203

Avian Digestive System

11/20/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 2.07 mb
Pages: 4



ASC-204

Avian Muscular System

11/19/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 1.89 mb
Pages: 2



ASC-199

Avian Male Reproductive System

11/1/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 843 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-200

Avian Respiratory System

11/1/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 200 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-196

Selecting Geese

10/31/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 663 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-197

Selecting Turkeys

10/31/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 664 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-198

Selecting Ducks

10/31/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 758 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-209

Raising Guinea Fowl

10/31/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 730 kb
Pages: 5



ASC-210

Processing Chickens

10/31/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore, Steve Skelton

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 3.11 mb
Pages: 7



4AJ-05PO

Poultry Judging: Grading Eggs

7/17/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
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Size: 5.31 mb
Pages: 10



ASC-194

Poultry Production Troubleshooting

5/1/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 272 kb
Pages: 4



ID-212

Using DHIA Records for Somatic Cell Count Management

4/26/2013 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 915 kb
Pages: 5



ID-213

2011 Kentucky Compost Bedded Pack Barn Project

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

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

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



ID-202

Feedlot Design and Environmental Management for Backgrounding and Stocker Operations

3/21/2013 (new)
Authors: Steve Higgins, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Sarah Wightman

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 3.80 mb
Pages: 12



ASC-207

Stall Bases: Are Your Cows Comfortable?

3/18/2013 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Barbara Wadsworth

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 640 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-208

Pre-Investment Considerations for Precision Dairy Farming Technologies

3/18/2013 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Karmella Dolecheck

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 270 kb
Pages: 3



ID-205

Drought-Stressed Corn Silage Valuation, 2012

2/6/2013 (new)
Authors: Kenny Burdine, Greg Halich, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Cory Walters

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.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops
Size: 445 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-195

Development of the Chick

1/14/2013 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 700 kb
Pages: 3



PR-651

2012 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

12/14/2012 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 475 kb
Pages: 12



PR-652

2012 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/14/2012 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 900 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-189

Making a Hoop Pen for Pasture Poultry

12/10/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 4.60 mb
Pages: 8



ASC-190

Selecting the Right Chicken Breed

12/10/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 300 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-191

How Much Will My Chickens Eat?

12/10/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry
Size: 320 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-193

Poultry Producer Liability

12/10/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 270 kb
Pages: 2



PR-649

2012 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/5/2012 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 670 kb
Pages: 8



PR-650

2012 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/5/2012 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 650 kb
Pages: 6



ID-208

Recommended Milking Procedures for Maximum Milk Quality

11/30/2012 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 2.70 mb
Pages: 4



ID-209

Management of the Dry Cow to Prevent Mastitis

11/30/2012 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 430 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-192

Why Have My Hens Stopped Laying?

11/27/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 400 kb
Pages: 5



ID-206

Compost Bedded Pack Barn Design: Features and Management Consideration

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

The compost bedded pack barn is a housing system for lactating dairy cows. It consists of a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings and manure composted into place and mechanically stirred on a regular basis.

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



ID-207

Considerations for Starting an On-Farm Dairy Processing Enterprise

10/17/2012 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Elizabeth Chaney, Brianna Goodnow, Julia Hofmeister

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

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 327 kb
Pages: 5



ID-135

Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis ("Pinkeye") in Cattle

9/24/2012 (major revision)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, John Johns, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Patty Scharko

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 325 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-185

Feeding the Broodmare: Four Easy Steps

8/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 1.75 mb
Pages: 4



4AJ-02PO

Chicken and Turkey Barbecue Project

7/12/2012 (major revision)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
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Size: 3.54 mb
Pages: 11



4AJ-04PO

Poultry Judging Contests

7/12/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
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Size: 785 kb
Pages: 6



4AJ-06PO

Poultry Judging: Grading Ready-to-Cook Poultry

7/12/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
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Size: 3.11 mb
Pages: 7



4AJ-07PO

Poultry Judging: Evaluating Hens

7/12/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
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Size: 1.86 mb
Pages: 4



4AJ-08PO

Poultry Judging: Giving Oral Reasons

7/12/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
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Size: 1.11 mb
Pages: 17



4AJ-09PO

Egg Preparation Demonstration

7/12/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

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

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Poultry and Poultry Products (4AJ series)
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Size: 1.63 mb
Pages: 7



ASC-187

Help! My Horse is Too Fat!

4/19/2012 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Laurie Lawrence

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 413 kb
Pages: 4



ID-190

Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis

3/5/2012 (reprinted)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 271 kb
Pages: 4



PR-633

2011 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/23/2011 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 402 kb
Pages: 4



PR-634

2011 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/23/2011 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 322 kb
Pages: 4



PR-635

2011 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

12/23/2011 (new)
Authors: Joey Clark, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 387 kb
Pages: 10



PR-636

2011 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/23/2011 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 410 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-186

Distillers Grain Coproducts for Beef Cattle

12/5/2011 (new)
Authors: Roy Burris, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: farm crops, grain crops, nutrition and health, small grains
Size: 231 kb
Pages: 4



ID-197

Equine Viral Arteritis

11/14/2011 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Amy Lawyer, Peter Timony

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 270 kb
Pages: 3



ID-193

Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures: 2011 Guide

10/5/2011 (new)
Authors: Kenny Burdine, Greg Halich, John Johns, Lloyd Murdock, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses
Size: 290 kb
Pages: 4



ID-191

Climate Change: A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents

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

Nearly all climate science experts agree that global warming is occurring and that it is caused primarily by human activity. Regardless of what you may read on blogs or in the media, there is no meaningful scientific controversy on these points. The future impacts of global warming are difficult to predict, but the changes caused by greenhouse gases are expected to increasingly affect Kentucky agriculture.

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



ASC-146

Methods of Identification for Horses

9/13/2011 (major revision)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses
Size: 340 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-184

Preventing Barn Fire: Tips for Horse Owners

6/2/2011 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 3



ASC-128

Colic in Horses

5/18/2011 (major revision)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 200 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-183

Horses and Rain

5/9/2011 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses
Size: 200 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-182

Marketing Lamb and Goat Meat to Hispanic Retail Outlets

3/15/2011 (new)
Authors: Terry Hutchens, Gregg Rentfrow

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Kentucky State University
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 200 kb
Pages: 4



SR-104

2010 Research and Extension Beef Report

3/11/2011 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, Lowell Bush, Blair Knight, Kevin Laurent, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Jim Matthews, Kyle McLeod, Lori Porter, Jim Randolph, Gregg Rentfrow, Keith Schillo, Meg Steinman, Jim Strickland, Laurentia van Rensburg, Eric Vanzant

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, USDA-ARS
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags:
Size: 2.10 mb
Pages: 89



ID-186

Managing Legume Induced Bloat in Cattle

3/10/2011 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Roy Burris, David Ditsch, Garry Lacefield, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 400 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-181

Equine Infectious Anemia

3/4/2011 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 169 kb
Pages: 2



ID-74

Planning Fencing Systems for Intensive Grazing Management

2/16/2011 (reprinted)
Authors: Curtis Absher, Ken Evans, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 646 kb
Pages: 12



ASC-141

Using Expected Progeny Differences

2/10/2011 (major revision)
Authors: Darrh Bullock

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 248 kb
Pages: 4



PR-617

2010 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

1/3/2011 (new)
Authors: Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 320 kb
Pages: 12



PR-618

2010 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

1/3/2011 (new)
Authors: Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 365 kb
Pages: 6



PR-615

2010 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/15/2010 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 260 kb
Pages: 4



PR-616

2010 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/15/2010 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 260 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-180

Anthrax in Horses

10/7/2010 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 210 kb
Pages: 2



ID-147

Establishing Horse Pastures

9/20/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Laura Schwer, Ray Smith, Bill Witt

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 207 kb
Pages: 4



ID-183

Trail Riding Etiquette for Horse Enthusiasts

9/20/2010 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Jason Phillips

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, County Extension
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 203 kb
Pages: 2



ID-182

Wobbler Syndrome in Horses

9/13/2010 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Jennifer Janes

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 167 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-179

How Much Meat to Expect from a Carcass: A Consumer's Guide to Purchasing Freezer Meats

8/2/2010 (new)
Authors: Gregg Rentfrow

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 200 kb
Pages: 2



4AF-03RE

4-H Horse Project Record for Kentucky 4-H Horse Club Members

7/15/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
Tags:
Size: 266 kb
Pages: 15



ASC-125

Rabies in Horses

6/15/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 170 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-169

Beef Sire Selection Manual

5/28/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Darrh Bullock

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 2.14 mb
Pages: 89



ASC-25

Growth Promoting Implants for Beef Cattle

3/24/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Roy Burris, Jeff Lehmkuhler

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 225 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-178

Opportunities for Improved Cow Comfort through Freestall Barn Renovations

3/16/2010 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 4.99 mb
Pages: 12



ID-179

Evaluating the Health of Your Horse

2/5/2010 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Roberta Dwyer

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 373 kb
Pages: 6



PR-597

2009 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

12/21/2009 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 294 kb
Pages: 12



PR-598

2009 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report: Tolerance to Horses

12/21/2009 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 313 kb
Pages: 6



PR-595

2009 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

11/24/2009 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 216 kb
Pages: 4



PR-596

2009 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

11/24/2009 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Norm Taylor, Eric Vanzant

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 214 kb
Pages: 4



ID-178

Compost Bedded Pack Barns in Kentucky

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

Choosing the environment in which lactating dairy cows will spend the majority of their time is an important decision for dairy producers. This choice has considerable influence on productivity, health, milk quality, reproduction, animal well-being, and farm profitability. Innovative dairy producers have introduced a variation on the loose-housing system, generally referred to as a compost-bedded pack barn. Its key component is a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings.

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



ASC-177

A Consumer Guide to Country of Origin Labeling

8/3/2009 (new)
Authors: Gregg Rentfrow

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.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 115 kb
Pages: 2



PR-579

2008 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/3/2008 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 197 kb
Pages: 4



PR-580

2008 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/3/2008 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Norm Taylor, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 200 kb
Pages: 6



PR-581

2008 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

12/3/2008 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 246 kb
Pages: 12



PR-582

2008 Cool Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

12/3/2008 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 320 kb
Pages: 6



ID-173

Equine Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

10/3/2008 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Roberta Dwyer

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 240 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-176

Core Vaccination Program and Infectious Disease Control for Horses

9/19/2008 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 240 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-175

FAQs About the Retail Meat Case, Part 2: Basic Meats 101

4/23/2008 (new)
Authors: Gregg Rentfrow

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 145 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-174

FAQs About the Retail Meat Case, Part 1: Hamburger

4/1/2008 (new)
Authors: Gregg Rentfrow

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 144 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-173

Botulism: A Deadly Disease That Can Affect Your Horse

3/28/2008 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 192 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-172

Heaves in Horses

1/31/2008 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Kristen Harvey, Laurie Lawrence, Mary Rossano

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 531 kb
Pages: 4



PR-565

2007 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

11/15/2007 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 213 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-171

The Use of Methyl Bromide to Control Insects in Country Hams in the Southeastern U.S.

10/31/2007 (new)
Authors: Gregg Rentfrow

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 250 kb
Pages: 2



ID-168

Composting Horse Muck

10/10/2007 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Victoria Gallagher, Steve Higgins, Donald Stamper, Steve Workman

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 291 kb
Pages: 4



ID-165

Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures

8/24/2007 (new)
Authors: Kenny Burdine, Bob Coleman, Traci Missun

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, County Extension
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 250 kb
Pages: 2



ID-164

High Traffic Area Pads for Horses

7/15/2007 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Victoria Gallagher, Steve Higgins, Ben Koostra, Steve Workman

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 348 kb
Pages: 4



ID-161

Pervious Concrete as a Flooring Material for Horse Handling Areas

3/13/2007 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Steve Higgins, Steve Workman

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses
Size: 243 kb
Pages: 2



ID-162

Goat Production Basics in Kentucky

3/6/2007 (new)
Authors: David Ditsch, Terry Hutchens, Patty Scharko, Brandon Sears

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, County Extension, Plant and Soil Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 167 kb
Pages: 4



PR-547

2006 Cool Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

1/26/2007 (reprinted)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 242 kb
Pages: 12



PR-545

2006 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

12/15/2006 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Norm Taylor, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 136 kb
Pages: 4



PR-546

2006 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/15/2006 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 136 kb
Pages: 4



PR-548

2006 Cool Season Grass Grazing Report, Tolerance to Horses

12/15/2006 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 189 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-170

A Consumer's and Producer's Guide to Organic and Natural Meats

9/15/2006 (new)
Authors: Gregg Rentfrow

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 147 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-136

Using Byproducts to Feed Dairy Cattle

8/30/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 158 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-161

Feeding and Managing Baby Calves from Birth to 3 Months of Age

8/30/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, John Johns, Patty Scharko

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 172 kb
Pages: 6



ID-158

Managing Steep Terrain for Livestock Forage Production

8/30/2006 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, David Ditsch, J.D. Green, Terry Hutchens, John Johns, Larry Piercy, Greg Schwab

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 417 kb
Pages: 12



4AF-03PA

Kentucky 4-H Horse Achievement Program Level 3

6/1/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Bob Coleman

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
Tags:
Size: 250 kb
Pages: 12



4AF-04PA

Kentucky 4-H Horse Achievement Program Level 4

6/1/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Bob Coleman

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
Tags:
Size: 250 kb
Pages: 12



VET-1

Controlling Internal Parasites of the Horse

4/15/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Harold Drudge, Gene Lyons, Sharon Tolliver, William Wise

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 662 kb
Pages: 16



ID-157

Managing Livestock Forage for Beef Cattle Production on Reclaimed Surface-Mined Land

1/20/2006 (new)
Authors: David Ditsch, John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 477 kb
Pages: 8



PR-530

2005 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

1/7/2006 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 243 kb
Pages: 10



PR-531

2005 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Tolerance Report

1/7/2006 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 178 kb
Pages: 6



PR-529

2005 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

1/5/2006 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Norm Taylor, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 130 kb
Pages: 4



AGR-162

Stockpiling for Fall and Winter Pasture

1/1/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Roy Burris, Jimmy Henning, John Johns, Garry Lacefield, Ray Smith

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops
Size: 187 kb
Pages: 4



PR-526

2005 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

12/30/2005 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 154 kb
Pages: 4



PR-512

2004 Cool-Season Grass Horse Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses

2/20/2005 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, David Powell, Ray Smith

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 538 kb
Pages: 6



PR-513

2004 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

2/20/2005 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Norm Taylor, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 275 kb
Pages: 4



PR-514

2004 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Report

2/20/2005 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 284 kb
Pages: 4



PR-515

2004 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Report

2/20/2005 (new)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Gene Olson, Tim Phillips, Ray Smith, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 555 kb
Pages: 14



ASC-168

Crossbreeding for the Commercial Beef Producer

11/1/2004 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 442 kb
Pages: 5



ASC-157

Teasing Mares

7/30/2004 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 1.22 mb
Pages: 4



ID-152

Grazing Corn: an Option for Extending the Grazing Season in Kentucky

7/15/2004 (reprinted)
Authors: David Ditsch, Steve Isaacs, John Johns, Chad Lee

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops, nutrition and health
Size: 266 kb
Pages: 4



SR-2004-2

2003 Research and Extension Beef Report

6/1/2004 (new)
Authors: Jim Akers, Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Kenny Burdine, Roy Burris, Paul Deaton, David Harmon, Bruce Hightshoe, John Johns, Jim Matthews, Kyle McLeod, Lee Meyer, Melissa Newman, Jim Randolph, Patty Scharko, Keith Schillo, Alison Smith, Laurentia van Rensburg, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags:
Size: 481 kb
Pages: 43



ID-151

2003 Summary of the Five State Beef Initiative in Kentucky

5/30/2004 (new)
Authors: Jim Akers, Kenny Burdine, John Johns, Lee Meyer, Patty Scharko

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 309 kb
Pages: 4



PR-499

2003 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Variety Report

4/1/2004 (reprinted)
Authors: Mike Collins, Garry Lacefield, Robert Spitaleri, Norm Taylor, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 77 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-166

Preparing and Giving Oral Reasons

3/31/2004 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 406 kb
Pages: 38



ASC-167

Judging Performance Classes

3/31/2004 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 142 kb
Pages: 4



ID-101

Interpreting Forage Quality Reports

3/15/2004 (reprinted)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 170 kb
Pages: 2



PR-496

2003 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses

1/10/2004 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Mike Collins, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Tim Phillips, David Powell, Robert Spitaleri

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 87 kb
Pages: 8



PR-497

2003 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report

1/10/2004 (new)
Authors: Mike Collins, Charles Dougherty, Garry Lacefield, Tim Phillips, Robert Spitaleri, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 115 kb
Pages: 14



PR-498

2003 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report

1/10/2004 (new)
Authors: Mike Collins, Charles Dougherty, Garry Lacefield, Robert Spitaleri, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 78 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-165

Beef Sire Selection Recommendations

12/22/2003 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 86 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-155

Trace Mineral Supplementation for Kentucky Beef Cows

11/15/2003 (new)
Authors: Roger Hemken, John Johns, Patty Scharko

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 96 kb
Pages: 4



PR-481

2002 Red and White Clover Grazing Tolerance Report

3/31/2003 (new)
Authors: Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Robert Spitaleri, Norm Taylor, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 72 kb
Pages: 4



PR-480

2002 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Tolerance Variety Report

3/15/2003 (new)
Authors: Charles Dougherty, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Tim Phillips, Robert Spitaleri, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, research, variety trials
Size: 102 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-144

Managing Considerations in Beef Heifer Development

2/1/2003 (reprinted)
Authors: Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, John Johns, Dave Patterson

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 320 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-162

Managing Body Condition to Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cows

2/1/2003 (reprinted)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 158 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-163

Strategies to Improve Reproductive Efficiency of Heifers

2/1/2003 (reprinted)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 23 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-164

Protocols for Synchronizing Estrus in Yearling Heifers

2/1/2003 (reprinted)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 66 kb
Pages: 4



PR-479

2002 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses

1/31/2003 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Tim Phillips, David Powell, Robert Spitaleri

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 79 kb
Pages: 4



PR-472

2002 Alfalfa Grazing Tolerance Variety Report

1/10/2003 (new)
Authors: Charles Dougherty, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Robert Spitaleri, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, research, variety trials
Size: 72 kb
Pages: 4



ID-150

Understanding Beef Carcass Data Reports

11/15/2002 (new)
Authors: Kenny Burdine, John Johns, Benjy Mikel

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 90 kb
Pages: 2



ID-97

Grazing Alfalfa

11/1/2002 (reprinted)
Authors: Curtis Absher, Roy Burris, Charles Dougherty, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes
Size: 152 kb
Pages: 4



PR-463

Beef Research Report-2002

9/30/2002 (new)
Authors: Darrh Bullock

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags:
Size: 519 kb
Pages: 54



PR-462

2001 Cool-Season Grass Grazing Variety Report: Tolerance to Horses

5/13/2002 (reprinted)
Authors: Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Tim Phillips, David Powell, Robert Spitaleri

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, horses, research, variety trials
Size: 57 kb
Pages: 4



ID-141A

Feeding Your Dairy Cows a Total Mixed Ration: Getting Started

12/15/2001 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 55 kb
Pages: 4



ID-141B

Managing the Total Mixed Ration to Prevent Problems in Dairy Cows

12/15/2001 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 93 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-160

Planning the Yearly Forage and Commodity Needs for a Dairy Herd

8/30/2001 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jack McAllister

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 126 kb
Pages: 8



ID-138

Considerations When Purchasing Hay for a Dairy Milking Herd

8/30/2001 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Mike Collins, Jimmy Henning

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 88 kb
Pages: 4



4AF-02PO

Kentucky 4-H Horse Achievement Program Level 2

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Ashley Griffin

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
Tags:
Size: 334 kb
Pages: 12



4AF-05MA

Horse Safety Guidelines for Kentucky 4-H Members

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Ashley Griffin

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Horses and Ponies (4AF series)
Tags:
Size: 297 kb
Pages: 16



ID-137

Total Quality Assurance Apple Production: Best Management Practices

5/1/2001 (new)
Authors: Ric Bessin, John Hartman, Joe O'Leary, John Strang

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts
Size: 271 kb
Pages: 4



ID-144

Understanding Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and Its Effect on Broodmares

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, nutrition and health
Size: 362 kb
Pages: 2



ID-145

Alfalfa Cubes for Horses

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, horses, legumes, nutrition and health
Size: 310 kb
Pages: 2



ID-146

Choosing Hay for Horses

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 397 kb
Pages: 4



PR-436

Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report 2000

12/3/2000 (new)
Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, David Ditsch, John Hartman, Terry Jones, Bill Nesmith, Joe O'Leary, Brent Rowell, John Snyder, John Strang

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, County Extension, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research, variety trials, vegetables
Size: 768 kb
Pages: 57



ID-148

Sampling Animal Manure

10/30/2000 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Doug Overhults, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags:
Size: 312 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-159

Selection and Management Practices to Increase Consistency in Beef Cattle

9/30/2000 (new)
Authors: Darrh Bullock

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 78 kb
Pages: 4



PR-432

Agronomy Research Report 2000

7/10/2000 (new)
Authors: Richard Barnheisel, Morris Bitzer, Jimmie Calvert, Glenn Collins, Mike Collins, Mark Coyne, David Ditsch, Charles Dougherty, Larry Grabau, J.D. Green, Dan Grigson, John Grove, Dennis Hancock, Jimmy Henning, Jim Herbek, John James, John Johns, A.D. Karathanasis, Brenda Kennedy, Garry Lacefield, Eugene Lacefield, Len Lauriault, Bill Maksymowicz, Jim Martin, Bob Miller, Tom Mueller, Gregg Munshaw, Lloyd Murdock, Gary Palmer, Bob Pearce, Todd Pfeiffer, Chuck Poneleit, A.J. Powell, Monroe Rasnake, Edwin Ritchey, Scott Shearer, Frank Sikora, Robert Spitaleri, Norm Taylor, Charles Tutt, Dave Van Sanford, Paul Vincelli, Ken Wells, David Williams, Bill Witt

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, County Extension, Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology, Regulatory Services
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags:
Size: 550 kb
Pages: 55



ASC-142

Pelvic Measurements and Calving Difficulty

6/1/2000 (minor revision)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 243 kb
Pages: 3



AGR-123

Processing Sweet Sorghum for Syrup

5/31/2000 (minor revision)
Authors: Morris Bitzer, Joe Fox

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags:
Size: 1.52 mb
Pages: 8



ASC-158

Assessing Sow Body Condition

10/31/1999 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 257 kb
Pages: 2



PR-417

2000 Kentucky Beef Cattle Research Report

10/1/1999 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron, Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, Dwayne Edwards, Don Ely, Bob Harmon, Jimmy Henning, Bruce Hightshoe, Terry Hutchens, John Johns, Garry Lacefield, Kevin Laurent, Jim Matthews, Kyle McLeod, Jim Randolph, Monroe Rasnake, Patty Scharko, Keith Schillo, Scott Shearer, Larry Turner, Dwight Wolfe, Steve Workman

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags:
Size: 4 kb
Pages:



IP-57

Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky

9/8/1999 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher, Richard Coffey, Bill Crist, Ron Fleming, Kim Henken, Doug Overhults, Tony Pescatore, Monroe Rasnake, Bill Thom

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 641 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-156

Feeding and Managing the Far-Off Dry Cow

9/1/1999 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 294 kb
Pages: 4



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)
Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher, Richard Coffey, Bill Crist, Ron Fleming, Kim Henken, Doug Overhults, Tony Pescatore, Monroe Rasnake, Bill Thom

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 794 kb
Pages: 18



4JI-04PA

Dairy Foods Unit 4: Cultured Dairy Products

6/15/1999 (reprinted)
Authors: Joe O'Leary

Departments: 4-H Programs, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: 4-H Individual and Family Resources: (4JI series)
Tags:
Size: 155 kb
Pages: 12



ASC-154

Using Nutrition to Improve Immunity Against Disease: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin E

5/1/1999 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bob Harmon

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 114 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-153

Boar Selection: Using Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)

7/30/1998 (new)
Authors: Darrh Bullock, Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 14 kb
Pages:



PR-402

1998 Agronomy Research Report

7/1/1998 (new)
Authors: Richard Barnheisel, Mike Barrett, Morris Bitzer, Bill Bruening, Lowell Bush, Dottie Call, Mike Collins, Mark Coyne, Maelor Davies, David Ditsch, Charles Dougherty, Dennis Egli, Don Ely, Larry Grabau, J.D. Green, John Grove, Jimmy Henning, Jim Herbek, Don Hershman, John Johns, Doug Johnson, Fred Knapp, Garry Lacefield, Eugene Lacefield, Bill Maksymowicz, Jim Martin, Lloyd Murdock, Gary Palmer, Bob Pearce, Todd Pfeiffer, Tim Phillips, Chuck Poneleit, A.J. Powell, Monroe Rasnake, Charles Slack, Scott Smith, Robert Spitaleri, Norm Taylor, Dennis Tekrony, Bill Thom, Charles Tutt, Dave Van Sanford, Ken Wells, David Williams, Bill Witt

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, KTRDC, Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology
Series: Progress Report (PR series)
Tags:
Size: 403 kb
Pages: 56



AR-110

KAES Annual Report, 1997

6/15/1998 (new)
Authors: Jim Boling

Departments: Administration (Research)
Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
Tags:
Size: 320 kb
Pages: 60



ASC-152

Manipulation of the Estrous Cycle in Swine

12/1/1997 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 337 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-140

Mastitis and Its Control

7/11/1997 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist, Bob Harmon, George Heersche, Jack McAllister, Joe O'Leary, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 79 kb
Pages: 14



AR-109

KAES Annual Report, 1996

6/1/1997 (new)
Authors: Jim Boling

Departments: Administration (Research)
Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
Tags:
Size: 327 kb
Pages: 60



ASC-151

Pasture for Dairy Cattle: Challenges and Opportunities

4/1/1997 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken, Jimmy Henning, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 184 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-131

Using the Dart Ration Computer Program to Answer Nutrition Questions About Dairy Cattle

9/15/1996 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 210 kb
Pages: 18



AR-108

KAES Annual Report, 1995

6/1/1996 (new)
Authors: Jim Boling

Departments: Administration (Research)
Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
Tags:
Size: 560 kb
Pages: 94



ASC-150

Keeping Production Records for the Beef Herd

3/30/1996 (reprinted)
Authors: Darrh Bullock, Kevin Laurent

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 145 kb
Pages: 2



IP-36

Making Yogurt at Home

10/1/1995 (reprinted)
Authors: Clair Hicks, Fudeko Maruyama

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Tags:
Size: 175 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-148

Management of Swine Mating

9/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags:
Size: 98 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-147

Feeding Growing-Finishing Pigs to Maximize Lean Growth Rate

8/31/1995 (reprinted)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 96 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-149

Feeding and Managing the Weanling Pig

8/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 67 kb
Pages: 8



AR-107

KAES Annual Report, 1994

6/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Jim Boling

Departments: Administration (Research)
Series: Experiment Station Annual Report (AR series)
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Size: 681 kb
Pages: 93



ASC-143

Equine Feeding Management

4/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 146 kb
Pages: 4



ID-117

Poultry Litter Management

1/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Doug Overhults, Tony Pescatore, Monroe Rasnake

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 11 kb
Pages:



IP-29

Reducing the Risk of Food Borne Illness

9/1/1994 (reprinted)
Authors: Janet Kurzynske, Joe O'Leary

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 18 kb
Pages:



ASC-132

Using Mga to Shorten the Beef Breeding Season

8/26/1994 (reprinted)
Authors: Dave Patterson

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 129 kb
Pages: 8



ID-102

Production-Oriented Lamb Marketing

6/1/1994 (reprinted)
Authors: Monte Chappell, Lee Meyer

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.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 31 kb
Pages:



IP-39

Making Eggnog at Home

12/1/1993 (reprinted)
Authors: Clair Hicks, Fudeko Maruyama

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 200 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-126

Developing a Sheep Enterprise

4/1/1993 (reprinted)
Authors: Monte Chappell

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 16 kb
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ASC-129

Sheep Foot Care and Diseases

4/1/1993 (reprinted)
Authors: Monte Chappell

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 24 kb
Pages:



ASC-130

Sheep Identification Systems

4/1/1993 (reprinted)
Authors: Monte Chappell

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 8 kb
Pages:



IP-33

Making Cottage Cheese at Home

11/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Clair Hicks, Fudeko Maruyama

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 8 kb
Pages:



ASC-135

More Milk = More Feed

10/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist, Roger Hemken

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 195 kb
Pages: 5



ASC-137

Accomplishing a Sound Dairy Nutritional Program

10/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken, Jack McAllister

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 223 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-138

Role of Nutrition on Reproductive Performance

10/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, George Heersche

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 191 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-134

Should You Be Feeding Fat to Your Dairy Cows?

8/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken, Jack Jackson

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 189 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-139

Balancing Rations for Dairy Cows

8/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 23 kb
Pages:



ASC-12

Balancing Rations

5/31/1991 (minor revision)
Authors: Roy Burris, Nelson Gay, John Johns, Dave Patterson

Because feed costs are the major cost of producing beef, making the most efficient use of feeds is of prime importance in determining profits. Rations must be properly balanced for cattle to use feeds most efficiently. Ration balancing is another management tool the efficient producer can use to maximize profits.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: beef cattle, livestock, nutrition and health
Size: 32 kb
Pages:



IP-11

Food Safety Residues in Animal-Derived Foods

8/1/1990 (new)
Authors: John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
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Size: 24 kb
Pages:



ASC-127

Producing and Marketing High Quality Wool

5/1/1990 (new)
Authors: Monte Chappell

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
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Size: 24 kb
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ASC-120

Forages for Horses

5/1/1989 (new)
Authors: Charles Dougherty, Craig Wood

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 201 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-119

Economical Alternative Feeds for Sheep

4/1/1989 (new)
Authors: Monte Chappell, Don Ely

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 24 kb
Pages:



ID-86

Using Drought-Stressed Corn Harvesting, Storage, Feeding, Pricing and Marketing

8/1/1988 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Fred Benson, Morris Bitzer, Bill Crist, George Heersche, John Johns, Lee Meyer

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops, vegetables
Size: 32 kb
Pages:



ASC-114

Basic Horse Nutrition

7/1/1988 (new)
Authors: Stephen Jackson, Craig Wood

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 243 kb
Pages: 4



ID-76

Creep Grazing for Beef Calves

4/1/1987 (new)
Authors: Curtis Absher, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 11 kb
Pages:



ID-13

Beef Cattle Corrals and Handling Facilities

4/1/1986 (reprinted)
Authors: Curtis Absher, Roy Burris, Sam McNeill, Larry Turner

Proven management practices such as castrating, dehorning, pregnancy examination, controlling parasites, implanting, vaccinating, etc. are essential if profits are to be realized in beef herds. Although most practices are relatively simple, they cannot be done easily without some type of restraining equipment which will prevent injury to both man and animal. The absence of cattle handling facilities probably contributes more than anything else to failure to perform these money-making procedures.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: beef cattle, equipment and structures, livestock
Size: 17 kb
Pages:



ASC-104

Factors Affecting Feed Conversion in Growing-Finishing Swine

9/1/1985 (new)
Authors: Gary Cromwell, Dennis Liptrap, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 23 kb
Pages:



ASC-106

Improving Preweaning Survival of Pigs

6/1/1985 (new)
Authors: Gary Cromwell, Dennis Liptrap, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 9 kb
Pages:



ID-58

Swine Confinement Breeding Facilities

9/1/1983 (new)
Authors: Bob Fehr, Dennis Liptrap, Sam McNeill, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 11 kb
Pages: