In May 2015, the State of Indiana commissioned Purdue Extension to study county zoning ordinances as they apply to confined feeding operations (CFOs). This January 2016 report can help plan directors and plan commission More... Free Download
In May 2015, the State of Indiana commissioned Purdue Extension to study county zoning ordinances as they apply to confined feeding operations (CFOs). This January 2016 report includes fact sheets for all 92 Indiana coun More... Free Download
This 2-page PDF describes silage leachate, why it's important, and how you can deal with it. Silage leachate is liquid that seeps from silage storage structures. Because it is typically very high in nutrients that can ha More... Free Download
Drought conditions create numerous challenges on a dairy farm, including slow regrowth of pasture, hay and crops to be ensiled, reduced yields, lower forage quality and increased production costs. This publication looks More... Free Download
Distillers grain is a popular livestock feed because of its availability and the cost of alternative feed grains. This publication looks at how best to incorporate distillers grain into the diets of post-weaned dairy hei More... Free Download
The use of antimicrobials (substances that kill or inhibit microorganisms) in food animal production is one of the more controversial agricultural practices in the United States. The author of this 4-page PDF publication More... Free Download
This two–page PDF emphasizes that manure from livestock operations can be a valuable resource. It describes how livestock producers can handle and apply manure to cropland to get the benefit of the nutrients it con More... Free Download
Whether you are one of the nation's top hog producers or a part of the industry that supports this ever-changing part of American agriculture, the Pork Industry Handbook can be a key to your success. The two- More...
Whether you are one of the nation's top hog producers or a part of the industry that supports this ever-changing part of American agriculture, the Pork Industry Handbook can be a key to your success. The t More...
As plans for planting and getting into fields accelerate in spring, preparing ahead for manure application will help to streamline the process, insure proper nutrient application rates to support anticipated crop yields, More... Free Download
There is growing concern over a possible link between MRSA (methicillin resistant
Staphylococcus aureus) and livestock production. This publication answers several of the most common questions surrounding this issue.
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This publication traces the life and activity of an antibiotic from administration to an animal, to excretion in feces or urine, to application to soil as fertilizer, and finally to possible entry into and contamination More... Free Download
This publication is designed to help the livestock producer evaluate the potential of solar heating for a particular situation. It also discusses the major factors affecting the use of solar energy and the two types of s More... Free Download