Livestock Production Systems
An overview of the typical production systems in Pennsylvania for dairy, swine, beef, and poultry. All aspects of animal operations – feeding, health, welfare, wastes, products, operation scale, contracts, marketing, economics, biosecurity issues, and dead animal disposal. Operations and management necessary at varying scales – including the equipment, structures, and culture – are discussed.
- Jerry Martin, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State Crops & Soil Sciences
- Virginia Ishler, Nutrient Management Specialist & Dairy Complex Manager, Penn State Dairy & Animal Sciences
- Robb Meinen, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State Dairy & Animal Sciences
- Dr. Paul Patterson, Professor of Poultry Science, Penn State Department of Poultry Science