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Disaster Preparedness for Goat and Sheep Producers
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides information needed for small-ruminant owners to prepare for all types of disasters.
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Disaster Preparedness For Dairy Producers
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides dairy producers with information needed to get ready for all types of disasters.
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Disaster Preparedness For Horse Producers
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides horse producers with information needed to prepare for all types of disasters.
Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis
Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis
Poultry litter and soil testing are the foundation of a sound nutrient-management program. Poultry litter testing and soil testing are important best management practices (BMPs), and they are essential components of a comprehensive nutrient-management plan (CNMP). This publication includes information on the correct procedures of sampling. (PDF Fomat Only)
Environmental Consideration on Forage Quality
Three factors definitely not favorable for optimal plant growth and forage quality are heat stress, drought, and inadequate soil nutrient supply. These problems are very common in Louisiana. Although we may have little control over these environmental influences, we do need to understand the overall effects of environment on forage quality.
disease mgmt guide
Plant Disease Management Guide
This guide for 2015 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.
Male Offspring Distributing in Calving and Farrowing Data
Male Offspring Distributions in Calving and Farrowing Data
This report evaluates the natural variability in the sperm sex ratio.
Margin Protection Program Decision Tool
Margin Protection Program – Dairy
The Margin Protection Program was established under the 2014 Farm Bill. Based on national milk and feed prices, dairy producers are able to insure a specific milk-feed margin and percentage of production history. This decision tool calculates estimated premium costs to insure a certain margin and level of production history. Historical margin information is also included.
Animal Industry News Update Newsletters 2000-2014
The Animal Industry News Update is a quarterly newsletter from the animal science, veterinary science and livestock economics extension specialists of the LSU AgCenter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide current, research-based animal industry information to county agents, 4-H agents and animal producers.
Animal Industry News Update - July 2015
animal science extension newsletter
Frequently Asked Questions About Canine Brucellosis
This fact sheet provides information about the disease Brucellosis in dogs.
Piroplasmosis in Horses
Piroplasmosis in Horses
Piroplasmosis is a disease of horses that has been diagnosed in the United States. These fact sheets from the USDA provide information about how horse owners can protect their horses from this disease.
Louisiana State Animal Response Team
Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) is an organization of groups and individuals with an interest in animal well-being related to emergencies or disasters.
A Conjoint Analysis of Site Selection for the U.S. Broiler Industry: Implications for Louisiana (August 2004)
A Conjoint Analysis of Site Selection for the U.S. Broiler Industry: Implications for Louisiana (August 2004)
The purpose of this study is to analyze broiler industry executives’ decisions on where to locate a broiler complex in the United States. The specific objectives are to identify factors affecting site locations of broiler complexes in the United States and to measure the effects and relative importance of these factors on the broiler complex location decision. (PDF format only)
Animal Industry News Update - June 2014
Animal Science extension newsletter for June 2014.
Bull Purchase Price Spreadsheet
Bull Purchase Price Comparison
This spreadsheet is designed to assist cow/calf producers in determining if purchasing a higher-priced bull is an economically sound investment. Users are asked to enter information including calf prices, weaning weights and weaning percentage to calculate the difference in net present value between the two bulls. A positive net present value suggests the higher-priced bull will be an economically sound investment based on the assumptions entered by the user.
2005 Beef, Dairy and Forage Production Costs
2005 Beef, Dairy and Forage Production Costs
This report presents estimates of production costs for beef cattle, dairy cattle and forage production in Louisiana for 2005.
Maintenance Costs and Marginal Milk
Diluting Maintenance Costs and Marginal Milk
Determining what level of milk production and feed cost yields the most profit for the farm should be the main objective of any measure of economic and production efficiency; because at the end of the day, the main thing that counts is the number of cwt produced and the amount of profit from each cwt. This is the economic indicator that tells you the total net income for the farm.
Standard bacteria growth plate
Evaluating Milk Quality Using Standard Plate Counts and Preliminary Incubation Counts
Monitoring the milking procedures, equipment cleaning and milk cooling should go a long way in producing high quality milk that is low in bacteria.
The Louisiana Master Cattleman Program
The Louisiana Master Cattleman program is a commodity-specific program designed to enhance the profitability and sustainability of beef cattle producers.
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