Environmental Impact and Profitability of Beef Farms

Simulation to Study the Environmental Impact and Profitability of Beef Farms
C. Alan Rotz, USDA/ARS, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit; Dennis R. Buckmaster, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Dept. and John W. Comerford, Dairy and Animal Science Dept., Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802

Introduction: With tighter …

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Total Mixed Ration Use

A Survey of Total Mixed Ration Use on Pasture-based Dairy Farms in New York and Pennsylvania
Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit University Park, PA

Printable version including tables (PDF)

Background

Feeding dairy cows on pasture challenges nutritionists and producers, which can include variations in milk …

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Pasture Plant Communities

Pasture Plant Communities in the Northeast
Sarah Goslee, Matt Sanderson and Jeff Gonet
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, Univ. Park, PA 16802

Pastures are important to the economy of the northeastern United States, but we still don’t know much about their ecology. One of the …

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Pasture Assessment in the Northeast

Pasture Assessment in the Northeast United States
Matt A. Sanderson, Sarah C. Goslee, and James B. Cropper
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, Building 3702 Curtin Road, University Park, PA. USDA-NRCS East NTSC, Greensboro, NC 27401.

Many livestock producers have intensified management of pastures in the …

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