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Mariculture: A Developing Industry

…partment of Agriculture reported 815 mariculture farms (64,179 acres) and 478 leased sites (28,471 acres) in the United States. Problems facing both mariculture and aquaculture operations include water quality factors, such as temperature, …

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Rip-offs and Fraud Cost Money

Be cautious of “expert” testimonials and endorsements of a product because people are often paid well for their statements.
Get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of salespeople and companies.
Check out vendors’ reput…

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Aquatic Resources Programs and People

…nal fisheries, aquatic resource conservation, and aquatic resources K–12 curriculum development. Our team consists of statewide specialists and area specialists located strategically around the state as well as natural resource regional a…

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Daily Money Management Guide for Caregivers

… having problems managing money, he/she is not alone. It is estimated that more than 500,000 older people in the United States need help with financial affairs. As a result, daily money management services are evolving on a fee-for-service …

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Goat Vaccination

… products (bacterin + toxoid), and autogenous. A commercial vaccine labeled for use in sheep is available in the United States and has been used successfully in goats. However, it should be noted that another vaccine that contains Clostridi…

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Alabama Beef Quality Assurance: Biosecurity

…ease in international travel and importation of animals also increases the risk of diseases that could enter the United States and disrupt our economy. An outbreak of a foreign animal disease, such as foot- and-mouth disease (FMD), could vi…

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Drinking Water for Livestock


Season. Higher temperatures increase water consumption. High humidity reduces daily consumption.

Physiological state. Water consumption increases with age, weight, pregnancy, and lactation.

A general rule of thumb is livestock n…

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Kudzu Control in Forests, Rights-of-Way & Natural Areas

Kudzu (Pueraria montana [Lour.] Merr.) is the most well-known invasive plant in the southeastern United States. Its aggressive and smothering growth habit makes it a serious weed problem in many noncrop environments including forests, right…

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Business One on One

…leadership influence, how to obtain & develop business assets (cash, goods, and services), and evaluate the current state of a business.

Who is Business 1-on-1 for?

Business 1-on-1 is for current or aspiring small business owner…

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Maintaining Herd Health When Introducing a New Bull

…ry year. No medical treatment exists for Johne’s disease. A killed vaccine for Johne’s disease is available in some states with prior approval by the state Veterinarian. However, the vaccine does have some limitations and side effects. …

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Community Event Planning Guide

…edits (CEUs/CECs). These credits help professionals to maintain certification in their careers. So, be sure to clearly state the purpose and program objectives on all promotional materials. Then complete the necessary paperwork to award co…

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Euthanasia of Livestock

…ia when necessary. For excellent and more detailed information regarding euthanasia of livestock, visit extension/dairy/programs/humane-euthanasia. The website describes in detail the proper procedures for e…

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Hair Sheep for Small-Scale Farming

Meat and Wool
Although the majority of residents in the United States (US) do not consume lamb, most US sheep businesses are targeted toward the production of lamb meat rather than wool. Furthermore, the US frequently imports from Australi…

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Honey, I’m Home: Common Home Pests

…ds, cardboard boxes, walls near pipes and vents, and electrical wiring. According to the NPMA, nearly 21 million United States households fight rodent infestations each year during the winter.
Keep Pests Out
The best way to keep pests out…

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