Most cow-calf producers don't generate a positive return to equity for the efforts they put forth. The cow-calf sector of the cattle industry is among the most heavily subsidized in agriculture. It is subsidized by off-the-farm income.
This sector has limited sources of "on the ranch" revenue: the selling of weaned offspring and the selling of culled animals (bulls, cows and replacement heifers). However, adopting management techniques for better reproductive efficiency, increasing production and reducing production costs can significantly improve a producer's profit margin. (8 pages)
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This manual aids in teaching beginners and experienced individuals how to properly evaluate live birds, ready-to-cook poultry, shell eggs, and processed poultry. It also includes information related to poultry production, management, and science and cooperating with others in solving poultry industry problems.
This course provides accreditation for poultry producers in nuisance odor prevention. Topics include methods for reducing odors, tips for land application of litter, and state-mandated odor control plans.