Hay production in Texas is a big business. This comprehensive guide explains all the considerations relevant to the hay enterprise. Topics include:
- Forage species selection
- Animal nutrient needs
- Soil fertility
- Weed management
- Forage harvesting and analysis
- Final considerations on the best ways to buy and sell hay.
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This course aims to help beef cattle producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is linked with the production of livestock. These contaminations may also pose a health risk to Texas citizens.
Air quality standards are being strictly enforced for animal feeding operations. Animal producers, technical service providers and the general public should be familiar with the terminology used in the laws that govern air quality standards. (4 pages)
This 4-pages publication examines greenhouse gas emission (GHG) sources within animal agriculture operations and how producers can decrease GHG emissions in an economically viable manner while reducing their overall carbon footprint.
Ammonia emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) can have potentially negative effects on air, water quality, human, and animal health. This educational bulletin discusses: Environmental and health concerns Regulatory issues Emissions measurement Abatement methods for effective management of ammonia emissions (11 pages)
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