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Dairy Cattle

Fencing Considerations For Livestock Owners

Fencing is an integral part of a livestock or equine operation. It is very important for the safety and welfare of animals and producers. Should it fail...

Practical Biosecurity Recommendations for Farm Tour Hosts

Practical Biosecurity Recommendations for Farm Tour Hosts

2006 Cost of Producing Alfalfa Seed in the Columbia Basin of Washington State

2006 Cost of Producing Alfalfa Seed in the Columbia Basin of Washington State

What Are Your Forages Worth?

What Are Your Forages Worth?

The Rationale for Recovery of Phosphorus and Nitrogen from Dairy Manure (Anaerobic Digestion Systems Series)

The Rationale for Recovery of Phosphorus and Nitrogen from Dairy Manure (Anaerobic Digestion Systems Series)

Supplementing Cattle on Drought Affected Pastures and Ranges

Supplementing Cattle on Drought Affected Pastures and Ranges

Sampling Dairy Manure and Compost for Nutrient Analysis

Sampling Dairy Manure and Compost for Nutrient Analysis

Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest

Pasture and Grazing Management in the Northwest

Overview of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Dairy Margin Protection Program and Its Implications for Washington Dairy Farmers

Overview of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Dairy Margin Protection Program and Its Implications for Washington Dairy Farmers

On-farm Composting of Large Animal Mortalities

On-farm Composting of Large Animal Mortalities

Mastitis: Definición, Tratamiento, y Prevención (Mastitis: Definition, Treatment, and Prevention)

Mastitis: Definición, Tratamiento, y Prevención (Mastitis: Definition, Treatment, and Prevention)

Group Housing Preweaned Dairy Calves: Socialization vs. Disease Transmission

Group Housing Preweaned Dairy Calves: Socialization vs. Disease Transmission

Dual-Purpose Winter Canola in the Pacific Northwest: Forage Management (Oilseed Series)

Dual-Purpose Winter Canola in the Pacific Northwest: Forage Management (Oilseed Series)

Digested Fiber Solids: Methods for Adding Value (Anaerobic Digestion Series)

Digested Fiber Solids: Methods for Adding Value (Anaerobic Digestion Series)

Dairy Calves and Their Environment: Improving Health, Welfare, and Performance

Dairy Calves and Their Environment: Improving Health, Welfare, and Performance

Dairy Calf Treatment for Diarrhea: Are the Drugs We Use Effective?

Dairy Calf Treatment for Diarrhea: Are the Drugs We Use Effective?

Biogas Upgrading on Dairy Digesters (Anaerobic Digestion Systems Series)

Biogas Upgrading on Dairy Digesters (Anaerobic Digestion Systems Series)

Anaerobic Co-Digestion on Dairies in Washington State: The solid waste handling permit exemption (Anaerobic Digestion Systems Series)

Anaerobic Co-Digestion on Dairies in Washington State: The solid waste handling permit exemption (Anaerobic Digestion Systems Series)

Quality Assurance and Animal Care Youth Education Program

Quality Assurance and Animal Care Youth Education Program

Nitrate Poisoning in Ruminants

Nitrate Poisoning in Ruminants

Prussic Acid Poisoning in Livestock

Prussic Acid Poisoning in Livestock

Management Practices to Mitigate Livestock Heat Stress

Management Practices to Mitigate Livestock Heat Stress

Livestock Management and Water Quality

Introduction Grazing livestock produce a waste product – manure and urine – containing water, urea (ammonia), organic matter, nitrate, and bacteria.  Some of the components of manure inevitably end up in surface water. There are many reasons for adopting good manure management practices: improved animal health, increased pasture productivity, enhanced wildlife habitat, and increased land…