Dairy Extension at Oregon State University encompasses forage production, herd management, milk processing, and the utilization of dairy products by humans. We provide education, training, and technical assistance to people with dairy-related needs and interests.

Dairy Bearing

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An OSU blog by Jenifer Cruickshank that includes key take-a-ways of various review papers and studies.

By Jenifer Cruickshank

OSU Dairy Processing Program

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The Dairy Processing Program at Oregon State University is primarily an extension program. Its mission is to promote the production of safe and high quality dairy products and to support a healthy and sustainable dairy industry in Oregon.

Animal Biotechnology

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Welcome to the website for the Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program at UC Davis!

The mission of the Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program is to provide research and education on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems. The research focus of Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam's laboratory is the use of DNA-based biotechnologies in beef cattle production and agricultural systems. We invite you to explore the teaching, research, and outreach programs and associated resources on our website.

Agricultural Marketing Information Links

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Market Information on Commodity Futures & Options, Cash Prices & Agricultural Outlook, Weather, Statistics, and Educational Information.

Western Regional Extension

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Publications and newsletters on economics from Extension specials around the west.

Managing Pastures for Longevity (with Grazing?)

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Video presentation on managing pastures and pasture grazing for longevity.

By Gene Pirelli

PNW Insect Management Handbook - Livestock section

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The Livestock Section of the PNW Insect Management Handbook has information on controlling flies and other pests of Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horses, Poultry, Sheep and Goats, and Swine.

By Sergio Arispe

Traveling Big Gun Calibration Checklist

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Checklist for calibrating a traveling big gun irrigation system.

Solid Manure Spreader Wagon Calibration Checklist

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A printable checklist for calibrating a solid manure spreader wagon.

Developing a system to track nitrogen cycling on pasture-based dairies


Most dairy farmers do not have the desire or see the need to have a detailed record keeping system to make management decisions about their cropland. This project was as much about the behavior and attitudes of dairy farmers as much as it was about waste management or managing cropland for optimal fertility.

By Troy Downing

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