Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Farming 101

Farming 101

Farm and Dairy is featuring a series of “101” columns throughout the year to help young and beginning farmers master farm living. From finances to management to machinery repair and animal care, farmers do it all.

Farm accidents and emergencies can happen anytime. Preplanning is an important step in farm safety.

Farming is an ever-changing business that needs careful attention to be successful. Here are seven tips for all farmers to consider.

Here are some ways to prevent health issues during and after shows throughout fair season.

Show season brings new concerns for livestock health. Learn more about ways to keep livestock healthy before taking them to the fair.

Learn more about livestock management techniques that can reduce your herd's risk for parasite infection, and stop its spread when cases are discovered.

To protect your livestock against infectious diseases, it is important to vaccinate at the right time with the right product.
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Check out these five tips from the Penn State Extension Dairy Team on managing and preventing dairy cow foot problems.

Economic losses in dairy herd production can often be attributed to foot problems. Learn more about potential issues and how they can affect your herd.
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Entering the hottest months of the year, it’s time to get familiar with the signs of heat stress and how you can keep your dairy herd healthy and happy.
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Completing records results in finding problems within the herd faster and correcting those problems sooner — minimizing production loss.