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Calculating Heifer Numbers
Heifers are either the second or third greatest cost on a dairy farm, behind feed costs and labor. It has been estimated that the cost to raise a…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Soil Testing for Environmental Contaminants - Interpreting Your Heavy Metals Test Results [fact sheet]
What Are Heavy Metals? Heavy metals are a class of elements that include lead, copper, arsenic, and cadmium, and can be toxic to humans and plants…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Soil Testing Services Agriculture & Gardens
Automated Calf Feeders [Video] & Research Experience with Calving Sensors [Video]
Experts and state producers shared their knowlege and experience using automated calf feeders during a March 22, 2018 webinar hosted by UNH…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Brooding and Caring for Chicks
Starting your chicks Raising a flock of chickens for home meat or egg production can be an easy and rewarding experience. Before you jump into…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Correct Milking Procedures
Consistency in management and proper milking procedures are essential for profitable dairy production. Following correct procedures can lead to…
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Dairy Management Alternatives in Low Income Years [Videos]
The following two webinars were a part of the Risk Management Education Series hosted by UNH Cooperative Extension on March 2, 2017. Making a…
Agricultural Business Management, Agriculture & Gardens, Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops Agriculture & Gardens
Dairy Webinar - Financial Tools [video]
Click the link below to view a recording of our June 16 webinar focusing on financial tools for dairy producers. The program features emeritus…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens
Determining Monetary Values of Feedstuffs
Concentrates are always a high proportion of the cost of a feed ration due to their contribution as primary energy and protein sources in dairy feeds…
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Establishing Forage Seedings
The most important considerations in establishing new forage stands are soil fertility, field preparation, seeding method, and weed management.…
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Feeding Colostrum Replacers
Colostrum is essential to calf health and nutrition. Through colostrum, the calf receives IgG, fat, lactose, minerals, vitamins, and water. Although…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops
Feeding Nicotinic Acid (Niacin) to Dairy Cows
How Feeding Nicotinic Acid (niacin) Can Improve Colostrum Quality and Calf Performance Written and published by Pete Erickson, Ph.D., Extension…
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Five Year Crop Record Sheet
There are plenty of times when having hard copy of crop records can be handy, and this worksheet allows you to keep track of crop information, soil…
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Food Safety Recertification for Rabbit and Poultry Producers
This recertification program fulfills the education requirement specified in the rules and will help producers continue their working plan for…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Food Safety Agriculture & Gardens
Hay Quality
Many livestock species use forages as their primary source of nutrition. Therefore, it is important to provide animals with the best quality forage…
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Haymaking
Haymaking combines science and art. Old timers knew just the right feel of hay before it was ready to put into the barn. It’s hard to quantify that…
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Housing and Space Guidelines for Livestock
As New Hampshire becomes more urban, the potential for conflict between the farming and non-farming communities increases. By using *best management…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Identifying Productive Laying Hens [video]
Make sure that all of your hens are earning their keep. This video will give you tips to identifying which chickens are in good laying condition…
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Improving Pastures and Hayfields [fact sheet]
Some pastures and hayfields that need improvement aren’t well suited to conventional renovation. A pasture may be too steep or too rocky for…
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Improving the Shelf-life of Wet Brewers Grains on New Hampshire Dairy Farms
This research was published and written by Eric Hatungimana, Ph.D., and  Pete Erickson, Ph.D., Extension Dairy Specialist, University of New…
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Internal Parasites in Chickens
Internal Parasites can be classified into two basic groups, worms and protozoa. Parasitic disease differs from bacterial and viral disease in…
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