Information on Livestock & Forages Production

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  1. Livestock
  2. Pasture & Forage
  3. Weeds
  4. Other
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1. Livestock:  Click on links to access information.

   
Breeds of Livestock
Water Requirements
Beef Cattle
  1. Creep-Feeding vs. Early Weaning
  2. Using Genetics to Achieve Beef Production Goals

 

Sheep & Goats
  1. Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats
  2. Keeping Wool Clean  (LNF0801)
  3. Good Choices on Rams Now Translates to Good Flock Production Later (LNF1001)
    1. Click on "Online Education" for this online certification course.
  4. Maryland Small Ruminant Page
Beef Nutrition
Sheep & Goat Nutrition
  1. Nutrient Requirements
Llamas & Alpacas 
Dairy
Pests (Insects & Animals)
Poultry & Rabbits
Horse
  1. Fact Sheets:
  2. Feed Analysis
  3. Ration Balancing Program
Production Alternatives
  1. To Grass or Not to Grass … That is the Calf Question; LF1301.pdf   NEW
  1. Grass Fed (Search for "grass fed" on the AMS website).
  2. Natural Production (Search for "natural meat" on the AMS website).
  3. Scientific statement on Genetically Modified Organisms
  4. Biotechnology Website
  5. Organic Production
    1. Oregon Tilth
  6. Meat Marketing
    1. Frequently asked questions about using custom-exempt slaughter and processing facilities in Oregon for beef, pork, lamb, and goat.
  7. Marketing Options
    1. See marketing section of the cow-calf management guide and cattle producers library.
  8. Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC)
Healthy Animals Newsletter
Swine
Sustainable Agriculture
 

 

 

2. Pastures & Forages:  Click on links to access information.

Grazing Management
  1. Grass is King:  Protect the Crown
  2. Planning and Building Fences
    1. Virginia Coop Ext
    2. Univ. of Tenn.

 

Animal Waste Management

 

Organic & Natural Agriculture
  1. Organic Fertilizer Value

  2. ATTR - Forages 

 

 

Cover Crops

 

Forage Information System
Pasture Resources
  1. OSU Fertilizer Guide: Pastures (FG63)
  2. Pasture & Grazing Management in the Northwest
  3. Drought Advisory
  4. Testing Hay
  5. Western Oregon Hay (LFC0610)
  6. Understanding Your Forage Test Results
  7. Leasing Pastures
    1. Pasture Rental Rates
    2. Developing Livestock Leases for Annual Grasslands
    3. Determining the Value of Leases for Annual Rangeland
    4. Determining Pasture Rental Rates
    5. Farmland Investor Letter
    6. USDA Land Values 2013 Summary
    7. Ohio State Univ.-Lease Agreements
      1. Short Form
      2. Long Form
  8. Improving Pastures(Greener Pastures)
Grass Straw/Pellets
Plant Diseases
Forage Anti-Quality Factors
  1. Grass Tetany

  2. Endophytes

  3. Prussic Acid and Nitrate Testing in Forage

 

Pasture and Forages
  1. Pasture & Hayground Assessment & Action (LFC1302)
  2. What Are Your Forages Worth? PNW259
  3. Summer & Fall Pasture Management
  4. Feeding Your Forage
  5. New Seeds for an Old Pasture 
  6. Other OSU Publications
  7. Forage Types:
    1. Variety in the Pasture
    2. Subterranean Clover
    3. White Clover
    4. Tall Fescue
    5. Orchardgrass
    6. Reed Canarygrass
    7. Annual Ryegrass
    8. Perennial Ryegrass
    9. Timothy
    10. Species Selection Examples
Hay
  1. Matching Hay Quality with Animal Nutrient Requirements
  2. Pricing Protein and Energy Supplements Corrected for Moisture Content
  3. Short on Hay? Hay Options When You Are Short On Hay
  4. Haymaking on the Westside WAEB 1897
  5. Pasture & Hayland Renovation
  6. Hay Fires: Prevention & Control
  7. Farm Safety

 

Soil and Water
  1. Irrigation
  2. Soil Sampling - EC628
  3. Variable Depth Sampling
  4. List of Labs
  5. OSU Fertilizer Guide: Pastures (FG63)
  6. Pasture Fertilizer Guide (see p. 21-30)
  7. Soil Test Interpretation Guide
  8. Production Potential - Web Soil Survey
  9. Fertilizer & Lime Materials (FG52)
Crop Research
  1. Klamath Experiment Station
  2. High Rates of Selenium Supplement for Sheep 
 

 

 

 

3. Weed Control:  Click on links to access information.

  a.  Aquatic Weeds
  b.  OSU related information
     3.  OSU Fact sheets on Weeds and Pesticides
     4.  OSU WEED PHOTOS
  c.  Pesticide/Herbicide related information
     1.  Pesticide Education
  d.  Poisonous plant related information
     4.  USDA Plants Database
  e.  Weed control information
     1.  Foxtail Control
  f.  Noxious and invasive weed information
 

4. Other Topics:  Click on links to access information.

 

 

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Last Update:  09/19/2014

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