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2023 Wildfires, Smoke, and Livestock Webinar Series. Webinar Recordings
Wildfires, Smoke and Livestock Webinar: Caring for Livestock
Dr. Juliana Ranches and Dr. Jenifer Cruickshank speak to preparedness for livestock producers, focusing on animal health before and during wildfire events.
Rabbit Coat Color Genetics - Summary Table
Coat color in rabbits is due to the interaction of 7 genes, possibly more. Use this handy table to work through the information presented in the collection of articles here on the OSU Extension site. This table lists the known genotypes, their function, and wild-type alleles.
Spent hemp biomass: Learning about its potential as a livestock feed
Using spent hemp biomass — what's left over after the extraction of cannabinoids — as feed for livestock has shown some promise in early research. There's good protein content but palatability might be an issue.
Understanding the genetics behind rabbit coat colors: Part 4 - review and practice
Use this interactive, web-based resource to learn even more about coat color genetics! Two lessons provide the learner an opportunity to practice determining genotypes and 'investigate' what a rabbit might look like if it had a certain, given genotype. Full-color photographs enhance the experience, and mini quizzes help to reinforce the topics. This resource was developed to be mobile device friendly and accessible.
Understanding the genetics behind rabbit coat colors: Part 3 — your rabbit
By looking at a rabbit's coat, you can determine its genotype. Here's a guide to coloring and patterning and what they say about a rabbit's genes.
Rabbit Coat Color Genetics
Learn how genes work together to display different combinations of rabbit coat color and patterning. Rabbits are bred for 4-H projects, hobby farms, as personal pets, and for other uses such as meat and fiber production.
Understanding the genetics behind rabbit coat colors: Part 2 — coat color genes
The appearance of a rabbit's coat is determined by genes that control color base, color density, pattern, extension of dark pigment, spotting and silvering. Learn more about each gene and how they work together.
Rabbit Coat Color Genetics - GALLERY
Understanding the genetics behind rabbit coat colors: Part 1 — introduction
Rabbits are bred for 4-H projects, hobby farms, as personal pets and for other uses. Yet, information about coat color genetics is either too technical or not easy to access. Here's a basic guide to coat color genetics.
Tips for livestock care in high temperatures
When a heat wave hits, don't forget that livestock need help to cope with the high temperatures too. Here are five things you can do to help livestock stay cool.
Dairy Management in Marion County
An overview of the Extension dairy management program in the mid-Willamette valley.
New Calf Information and Care
People buying a new calf often have questions about the animal's care. Here are some answers to common questions about food, housing and health care.
An OSU blog that includes key take-aways of various dairy-related studies and issues, announcements, and other items of interest to dairy producers.