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December 17, 2008

As I write this article on a blustery November day, I am reflecting on three events that recently occurred on campus that merit celebration and illustrate the legacy of the Department...

October 29, 2008

The 13 states that have topped the 50 percent mark are Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

October 14, 2008

Achieving a high accurate heat detection rate (HDR) is a major challenge to dairy producers.

October 14, 2008

One of Wisconsin’s leading dairy advocates will return to her Pennsylvania roots to share perspectives on leadership in the industry from a woman’s point of view at the Women in Dairy 2008 conference planned November 20.

October 13, 2008

Glanders is a bacterial disease of perissodactyls (odd-toe dungulates) with zoonotic potential that has been known since ancient times. The incubation period is from a few days to many months. Glanders is transmissible to humans by direct contact with sick animals or infected materials. In the untreated acute disease, there is 95% mortality within 3 weeks.

October 13, 2008

Glanders is a bacterial disease of perissodactyls (odd-toe dungulates) with zoonotic potential that has been known since ancient times [14]. The incubation period is from a few days to many months [15]. Glanders is transmissible to humans by direct contact with sick animals or infected materials. In the untreated acute disease, there is 95% mortality within 3 weeks.

October 13, 2008

Glanders is a bacterial disease of perissodactyls (odd-toe dungulates) with zoonotic potential that has been known since ancient times [14]. The incubation period is from a few days to many months [15]. Glanders is transmissible to humans by direct contact with sick animals or infected materials. In the untreated acute disease, there is 95% mortality within 3 weeks.

October 13, 2008

Accounting is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts of our society, yet it affects the lives of virtually every person on a daily basis.

September 26, 2008

Never feed lawn grass clippings or raked leaves from the yard.

September 2, 2008

The student will participate in a variety of projects on both Windows and Unix/Linux and may treat this as an internship.

August 12, 2008

For many producers across the state, it has been a struggle to maintain fat tests above a 3.4%. This has occurred on non-grazing herds and has been fairly consistent throughout the summer, regardless of temperature. This seems to be occurring more on herds feeding a high forage based ration and on an average milk production between 70 and 80 pounds. The one commonality is these herds are feeding corn silage. What are some issues that could be challenging butter fat percent?

August 7, 2008

The 2008 Pennsylvania 4-H Achievement Days Dairy Cattle Judging Contest took place Wednesday, August 8. Contestants judged Jerseys supplied by Ryan Clark, Tyrone, and Holsteins from the Penn State dairy herd.

August 5, 2008

The American Dairy Science Association held its annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., in July. Here’s a look at some of the latest research into nutrition and management of dairy calves and heifers.

July 11, 2008

Ten members of the Penn State Dairy Science Club recently attended the American Dairy Science Association-American Society of Animal Science annual meetings in Indianapolis. The convention was held July 6-11 and attracted students and professional members from the US, Mexico, Canada, and other areas of the world.

July 4, 2008

High feed-grain prices and the growing interest in "natural" foods have spurred both consumers and farmers to consider grass-fed beef, and a recent study done by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences researchers may reinforce this trend.

June 19, 2008

We are coming into the summer months when the incidence of mastitis and the bulk tank somatic cell count tend to rise.

June 5, 2008

Spring Stockmen’s Club Dinner Dance and Stockmen’s Club Memorial Award for Freshmen Students

June 5, 2008

The second annual football tailgate is scheduled for November 15, 2008.

June 5, 2008

Alex Hristov, Francisco Diaz, Joy L. Pate have joined the department. Sandy Gunsallus, staff assistant, has retired.

June 5, 2008

The Penn State Livestock Judging Team competed in the National Western Stock Show Judging Contests in Denver, Colorado.