Alternative Systems for Veal and Dairy/Beef

Alternative Systems for Veal and Dairy/Beef - Health, Welfare, Behavior, Performance, and Carcass

Project Number: PEN03259
Researchers: Wilson, L. L.; Henning, W. R.;
Mills, E. W.
Start Date: 01-Jan-92
End Date: 31-Dec-95
Performing Institution: Penn State Dairy and Animal Science, University Park, PA 16802

Research Objectives:

  • Determine health, behavior, performance …
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Linking pasture and animal processes

Let’s allocate the pasture in the afternoon
Dr. Kathy Soder
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

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The problem

Grazing enterprise profitability is greatly influenced by the plant/ animal relationship. However, grazing managements optimizing this relationship in view of increase animal …

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Carbon Sequestration

Carbon Sequestration in Mature Humid-Temperate Pastures
Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research
Unit, University Park, PA

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Background

Decades of plowing have depleted organic carbon stocks in many agricultural soils. Conversion of plowed fields to pasture has the potential to reverse this process, recapturing organic …

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