Browsing Animal Sciences and Industry by Subject "Management"

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Browsing Animal Sciences and Industry by Subject "Management"

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  • Stokka, Gerald L.; Falkner, Thomas R.; Bierman, Patrick (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2011-05-12)
    Three strategies exist to control unwanted disease in a livestock operation: 1) prevent the douintroduction of infected cattle, 2) raise the overall level of resistance and specific resistance to infectious disease, and ...
  • Hickok, D.T.; Schalles, R.R.; Franke, D.E.; Dikeman, Michael E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-10-20)
    Eighty nine steers with different proportions of Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Brahman, and Gelbvieh breeding from rotational and terminal crossbreeding systems were produced in Louisiana and finished at KSU. Half of ...
  • Bell, T.D.; Smith, W.H. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-19)
    Approximately 1000 commercial ewes of different ages and types, and 400 purebred ewes of three different breeds, were included in the study. Three hormone preparations available on the market and similar to others being ...
  • Hickok, D.T.; Schalles, R.R.; Franke, D.E.; Dikeman, Michael E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-10-14)
    Data from the 207 crossbred steers used in this study indicate that when calves are placed in the feedlot on a finishing ration at weaning, they will have better feed efficiencies, greater lifetime ADGs, lighter carcass ...
  • Smith, John F., 1962- (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-09-20)
    Dry cows do not require the intensive daily management of cows in early lactation, but the handling of mastitis treatments, feeding regimen, and grouping are of utmost importance in determining how the cows will perform ...
  • Andries, K.M.; Schalles, R.R.; Franke, D.E.; Dikeman, Michael E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-09-03)
    Data from 5 years of a long-term, rotational, crossbreeding project were used to calculate heritabilities and correlations and to make breed comparisons for growth rate and carcass traits in two different postweaning ...
  • Dunham, James R. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-10-04)
    The March 1984 DHI summary of Kansas Holstein herds shows some interesting correlations of various feeding, breeding, and management factors to production (Table 1). The Rolling Herd Average (RBA) is an excellent evaluation ...
  • Smith, John F., 1962-; Jones, G. A.; Harner, Joseph P. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2011-05-06)
    The design and management of freestall 4) air or vision. facilities are critical in maintaining cow comfort and high milk production. Dairy produc- Lunge Space ers should be conscious of the factors affecting cow comfort ...
  • Dunham, James R. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-08-02)
    Heifer feeding and management programs have a great impact on the efficiency of the future dairy herd. Dairies that feed and manage heifers for calving at about 24 mo of age are optimizing milk production, feed cost ...
  • Westmeyer, H.W.; Zoellner, K.O. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-03-17)
    The Kansas Beef Cattle Improvement Program is to help improve beef cow herds in Kansas and to provide information that will be valuable to producers in selecting breeding animals and making management decisions. The program ...
  • DeLano, F. D.; Langemeier, Michael R. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-08-02)
    Actual dairy cow herd enterprise records from Kansas Farm Management Association farms over the past 4 years have shown an increase in returns over variable costs from $17,900 to $23,300 per farm for a 100-cow dairy ...
  • Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Kastens, Terry L. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-12-03)
    Thirty-one dairy producers participated in the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) dairy enterprise analysis each year from 2002 to 2004. The dairy farms were sorted based on 3-year average returns over total ...
  • DeLano, F.D.; Langemeier, Michael R. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-12)
    Actual records of dairy cow herd enterprises from Kansas Farm Management Association farms over the past 4 years have shown an increase in returns over variable costs from $17,900 to $27,000 per farm for a 100-cow dairy ...
  • Smith, John F., 1962-; Stevenson, Jeffrey S. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-06)
    Despite the negative effects of milk production on some reproductive traits, calving intervals between high- and low-producing groups varied by only 9 days (414 vs 423). First-service conception rates were 8 percentage points ...
  • Baker, F.H.; Cox, R.F.; Smith, E.F.; Good, D.L.; Walker, G.L. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-04)
    Forty choice Hereford steer calves, purchased from the Lonker Ranch in Barber county, Kansas, were used in this experiment. The steers of Lot 1 were wintered in a dry lot at the experimental barn, while those of the ...
  • Boland, Michael A.; Foster, K.A.; Preckel, P.V. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-02-19)
    Soil phosphorus levels have increased as swine production has become concentrated. Phosphorus-based manure management regulations for land application have been proposed by policy makers. The objective of this research ...
  • Smith, E.F.; Good, D.L.; Cox, R.F. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2012-01-04)
    Forty-five good quality Hereford heifer calves were purchased ill south-central Kansas for use in this test. They were ted silage, prairie hay, 1 pound of protein, and 2 pounds of milo grain per head daily until the ...
  • Simms, D.; Langemeier, Michael R.; Utter, S.; Fike, G.; Bandyk, C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-10-05)
    A survey of production levels and management practices of 205 cow herds representing over 26,000 cows in Kansas was conducted in 1991. These operations were located throughout Kansas except for the Northwest corner. ...
  • Simms, D.D.; Boyd, G.; Corah, L.R. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-12-03)
    An in-depth survey of reproductive performance and management practice was conducted on 160 cow/calf operations in Northwest Kansas.
  • Nelson, E.A.; Smith, W.H.; Menzies, C.S. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-10-14)
    The experimental sheep used in conjunction with studies of summer fertility of sheep at the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station consist of a commercial flock of approximately 136 head of western ewes of three predominant ...

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