You have heard about long-day lighting and how it helps to improve milk production. Here is a new resource to help you put long-day lighting to work on your farm.

A publication entitled, “Supplemental Lighting For Improved Milk Production” uses drawings, along with practical descriptions, to explain correct selection and placement of light fixtures in barns. To order a copy of the 20-page publication, contact the National Food and Energy Council,

P.O. Box 309, Wilmington, Ohio45177-0309
, or call (937) 383-0001. Cost of a single copy is $15.75 (includes shipping) with quantity discounts after nine copies. Online ordering information is available at www.nfec.org

For information on the science behind long-day lighting, as well as advice on the number of light fixtures required, go to: www.traill.uiuc.edu/photoperiod/home.htm