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The Marin County Livestock Protection Program: 15 Years In Review, Stephanie Larson, Devan A. Mcgranahan, Robert M. Timm Jan 2019

The Marin County Livestock Protection Program: 15 Years In Review, Stephanie Larson, Devan A. Mcgranahan, Robert M. Timm

Human–Wildlife Interactions

Predation by wild carnivores challenges livestock producers worldwide. To reduce or offset losses due to predation, a variety of predator control methods and compensation schemes have been developed. In 2001, Marin County, California, USA replaced its U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services (WS) cooperative predator damage management program with a county-run program that emphasized nonlethal methods for preventing and controlling coyote (Canis latrans) predation on domestic sheep (Ovis aries). This new Livestock Protection Program (LPP) cost-shared with livestock producers’ efforts to improve fencing, obtain and maintain guard animals, and other such nonlethal methods, and initially it compensated producers for ...


A Benefit-Cost Analysis Decision Framework For Mitigation Of Disease Transmission At The Wildlife–Livestock Interface, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Steven J. Sweeney, Julie L. Elser, Ryan S. Miller, Matthew L. Farnsworth, Pauline Nol, Steven S. Shwiff, Aaron M. Anderson Jan 2016

A Benefit-Cost Analysis Decision Framework For Mitigation Of Disease Transmission At The Wildlife–Livestock Interface, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Steven J. Sweeney, Julie L. Elser, Ryan S. Miller, Matthew L. Farnsworth, Pauline Nol, Steven S. Shwiff, Aaron M. Anderson

Human–Wildlife Interactions

The economics of managing disease transmission at the wildlife–livestock interface have received heightened attention as agricultural and natural resource agencies struggle to tackle growing risks to animal health. In the fiscal landscape of increased scrutiny and shrinking budgets, resource managers seek to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of disease mitigation efforts. To address this issue, a benefit-cost analysis decision framework was developed to help users make informed choices about whether and how to target disease management efforts in wildlife and livestock populations. Within the context of this framework, we examined the conclusions of a bene� t-cost analysis ...


Different Types Of Credit And How They Impact You, Lucas Martin, Margie Memmott May 2014

Different Types Of Credit And How They Impact You, Lucas Martin, Margie Memmott

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This fact sheet describes the various types of credit such as service, installment, revolving, and open, gives examples and examines why each is important.


Structural Change Of The Western United States Alfalfa Hay Market And Its Effects Of The Western United States Dairy Industry, Joseph Patrick Cann May 2014

Structural Change Of The Western United States Alfalfa Hay Market And Its Effects Of The Western United States Dairy Industry, Joseph Patrick Cann

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Alfalfa is the fourth largest commodity grown in the Western U.S., representing 20% of the crop acreage over the past twenty years. In the last five years alfalfa hay price has doubled from what it was previously, indicating a possible structural change in the market. This research project was completed to test for this structural change using econometric analysis of the important demand components of alfalfa price. In addition to this, simulations of an average Utah dairy were completed to examine which ratio of forage crops provided the highest economic return to the operation. To analyze the structural change ...


Beaver County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Mark Nelson, Kynda Curtis, Chris Lewis Apr 2013

Beaver County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Mark Nelson, Kynda Curtis, Chris Lewis

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley, oats, and corn (grain or silage) under pivot irrigation in Beaver County, Utah, are presented in this publication.


Northern Utah Small Cow-Calf Pasture Finished Beef Production Costs & Returns, 2012, Kynda Curtis, Trevor Knudsen, Jennifer Macadam Jan 2013

Northern Utah Small Cow-Calf Pasture Finished Beef Production Costs & Returns, 2012, Kynda Curtis, Trevor Knudsen, Jennifer Macadam

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Sample costs and returns to raise pasture-fed beef cattle for direct to consumer sales on small cow-calf operations in northern Utah are presented in this publication.


Marketing Strategies For Organic And Natural Meat Producers, Kynda Curtis, Shane Feuz, Nelissa Aybar Nov 2012

Marketing Strategies For Organic And Natural Meat Producers, Kynda Curtis, Shane Feuz, Nelissa Aybar

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In-person consumer surveys concerning meat consumption preferences and willingness to pay for specialty meat products were carried out in the fall of 2007 (Wang, Curtis, and Moeltner, 2011).


Millard County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Trenton Wilde, Kynda Curtis, Chris Lewis Oct 2012

Millard County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Trenton Wilde, Kynda Curtis, Chris Lewis

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley, and corn under flood irrigation and wheat under wheel line irrigation in Millard County, Utah, are presented in this publication.


Duchesne County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Troy Cooper, Kynda Curtis Jul 2012

Duchesne County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Troy Cooper, Kynda Curtis

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley, oats, and wheat under wheel line irrigation or corn silage under pivot irrigation in Duchesne County, Utah, are presented in this publication.


Garfield County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Kevin Heaton, Kynda Curtis Jul 2012

Garfield County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Kevin Heaton, Kynda Curtis

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay and oat hay under flood irrigation, or alfalfa hay under wheel line irrigation in Garfield County, Utah, are presented in this publication.


Wasatch Front Mixed Vegetable Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Shawn Olsen, Kynda Curtis Jul 2012

Wasatch Front Mixed Vegetable Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Shawn Olsen, Kynda Curtis

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Sample costs and returns to produce mixed vegetables under flood irrigation in the Davis and Weber County area of Utah are presented in this publication.


Weber County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, James Barnhill, Don Snyder, Kynda Curtis Jun 2012

Weber County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, James Barnhill, Don Snyder, Kynda Curtis

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, corn (silage), and soft white winter wheat under flood irrigation in Weber County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Uintah County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Boyd Kitchen, Kynda Curtis, Rob Lee, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Uintah County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Boyd Kitchen, Kynda Curtis, Rob Lee, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley/oats, and corn (silage under pivot) under wheel line irrigation in Uintah County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Box Elder County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Lyle Holmgren, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Box Elder County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Lyle Holmgren, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, corn (silage), corn grain or irrigated wheat under flood irrigation and dry wheat in Box Elder County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Davis County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Shawn Olsen, Kynda Curtis Jun 2012

Davis County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2012, Shawn Olsen, Kynda Curtis

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, corn (silage), and wheat under flood irrigation in Davis County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Cache County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Clark Israelsen, Rob Lee, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Cache County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Clark Israelsen, Rob Lee, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley, corn (silage), and wheat (dry or irrigated) under wheel line irrigation in Cache County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Daggett County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Boyd Kitchen, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Daggett County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Boyd Kitchen, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay and grass hay under pivot irrigation in Daggett County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Juab County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Jeffrey Banks, Kynda Curtis, Rob Lee, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Juab County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Jeffrey Banks, Kynda Curtis, Rob Lee, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley, corn (grain and silage), and oats (hay) under wheel line irrigation, and dryland wheat in Juab County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Kane County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Kevin Heaton, Kynda Curtis Jun 2012

Kane County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Kevin Heaton, Kynda Curtis

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay and oat hay under wheel line irrigation in Kane County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Morgan County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Kynda Curtis, James Barnhill, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Morgan County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Kynda Curtis, James Barnhill, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley, and corn (silage) under flood irrigation in Morgan County, Utah are presented in this publication


Wasatch County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Allan Sulser, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Wasatch County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Allan Sulser, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay, barley, oats, and oat hay under wheel line irrigation in Wasatch County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Summit County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Sterling Banks, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder Jun 2012

Summit County Crop Production Costs And Returns, 2011, Sterling Banks, Kynda Curtis, Don Snyder

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Sample costs and returns to establish and produce alfalfa hay and oat hay under wheel line irrigation in Summit County, Utah are presented in this publication.


Brucellosis In The Greater Yellowstone Area: Disease Management At The Wildlife–Livestock Interface, Brant A. Schumaker, Dannelle E. Peck, Mandy E. Kauffman Jan 2012

Brucellosis In The Greater Yellowstone Area: Disease Management At The Wildlife–Livestock Interface, Brant A. Schumaker, Dannelle E. Peck, Mandy E. Kauffman

Human–Wildlife Interactions

Elk (Cervus elaphus) and bison (Bison bison) of the Greater Yellowstone area are the last known reservoir of bovine brucellosis (Brucella abortus) in the United States. Domestic cattle occasionally contract the disease while grazing in areas where infected wild ungulates have aborted their fetuses or have given birth. Cases of brucellosis in cattle trigger costly quarantine, testing, and culling procedures. Government agencies and stakeholders, therefore, allocate valuable resources to prevent wildlife-to-cattle transmission. Scientific uncertainty about the biology, epidemiology, and economics of brucellosis makes it difficult to determine the length to which society should go to control it or the combination ...


Economic Evaluation Of Beaver Management To Protect Timber Resources In Mississippi, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Katy N. Kirkpatrick, Kris Godwin Jan 2011

Economic Evaluation Of Beaver Management To Protect Timber Resources In Mississippi, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Katy N. Kirkpatrick, Kris Godwin

Human–Wildlife Interactions

It has become essential for groups involved with wildlife policy formulation and decision making to examine the economic benefits and costs derived from the management of nuisance wildlife species. Beavers (Castor canadensis) in Mississippi have seen significant population fluctuations over the last 150 years as their status has changed from a game species to protected species to nuisance species. The objectives of this study were to assess the beaver-caused economic impacts to the timber industry in Mississippi and estimate the damages avoided due to Mississippi’s Beaver Control Assistance Program (BCAP) activities from 2005 to 2009. The total BCAP costs ...


Wasatch County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension Jan 2005

Wasatch County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension

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No abstract provided.


Tooele County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension Jan 2005

Tooele County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension

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No abstract provided.


Washington County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension Jan 2005

Washington County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension

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No abstract provided.


Weber County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension Jan 2005

Weber County Agriculture Profile, Utah State University Extension

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No abstract provided.


Comparison Of Skim Milk Starter, Whey Base Starter And A Direct Set Method On The Yield, Quality And Economics Of Cottage Cheese Production, Wayne G. Geilman May 1981

Comparison Of Skim Milk Starter, Whey Base Starter And A Direct Set Method On The Yield, Quality And Economics Of Cottage Cheese Production, Wayne G. Geilman

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Three different methods of acidifying skim milk(milk starter, whey base starter and direct acid set) for making cottage cheese were evaluated for their effect on yield, quality and acidification cost. Cultured cottage cheese was produced with milk starter and pH controlled whey-base starter by the short set method. Five percent milk starter and 2.4% whey base starter were approximately equivalent in activity and gave average setting times of 234 to 255 minutes. Direct acid set cottage cheese was made by the Vitex/American method. The setting time required for direct acid set cottage cheese was 158 minutes. Yields ...


Determination Of The Temperature Response Curves For Abscisic Acid And Its Derivatives In Economically Important Horticultural Crops, Jaleh Daie May 1980

Determination Of The Temperature Response Curves For Abscisic Acid And Its Derivatives In Economically Important Horticultural Crops, Jaleh Daie

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Part I

Four-week old tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) seedlings were exposed to different constant temperatures of 15, 25, 35, or 45 c. To determine the effect of temperature on Abscisic Acid (ABA) young and old leaves were harvested at 0, 6, 12, 24, or 48 hand free, hydrolyzable and total ABA were measured using gas liquid chromatographic methods. Temperature had a significant effect on free , hydrolyzable and total ABA in both young and old leaves. Time had a significant effect as a cubic function on all ABA measurements in old leaves but in young leaves a significant effect was observed ...