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  1. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    practices are needed. Besides monitoring environmental conditions, signs of heat stress can include ... additional cooling is definitely needed. Figure 1. Temperature Humidity Index (THI) for cattle. Lactating ... by 1.2 to 2 times normal rates, leading to water needs per cow of up to 52 gal/day. Frequent checking ...

  2. Ohio State Students Take First Place at the 2021 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/ohio-state-students-take-first-place-2021-north

    a dairy farm and to interact with representatives in the dairy industry. The program is held in a contest ... Locally, veterinary and graduate students are invited to attend the farm visit and participate in a meeting ... later in the evening with the contest judges to discuss observations on the farm. A farm in central Ohio ...

  3. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    dairy farms, May 25, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on ... breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, May 25, ... 4. Prices of dairy nutrients using the 5-nutrient solution for Ohio dairy farms, May 25, 2021.     ...

  4. Roseler and Weiss Inducted into the Ohio State Dairy Hall of Service

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/roseler-and-weiss-inducted-ohio-state-dairy-hall

    veterinarians. In addition, Dwight has served as the primary Dairy Nutritionist on numerous farms helping achieve ... farm. He is one of the rare faculty members who is equally an expert when walking on a dairy farm as ...

  5. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2020)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2020

    milk, especially for the individual farmer, because the income of the dairy farm depends on this source ... within a farm. The income over feed costs (IOFC) and feed costs per hundred of milk are important ...

  6. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    revenues, low yields and the need to purchase replacement forages will impact those farms’ finances well ... Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Farm Management Field Specialist, Ohio State University Extension The cost ... farms and years. For example, in 2019 the 33 Ohio Farm Business Analysis corn silage enterprises ...

  7. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/usda-projects-dairy-production-2030

    related to the Farm Bill, macroeconomic conditions, farm policy, and trade agreements. While long-term ... projections are based on assumptions and many unknowns, they do provide a glimpse of how U.S. farm commodity ... number 9.43 million head. Economies of scale trends are expected to continue, leading to further farm ...

  8. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    to physically “walk through” those activities. List every single activity needed to get the whole job ... of all tractors that will be used. Service all tractors. Get any needed fertilizer on hand or order ... companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if not done already. Buy inoculant if seed is not ...

  9. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/ventilation-system-maintenance-critical-keeping-cows

    State University Extension March is one of the most challenging months on the farm to keep barns ... often consume between 20 to 25% of the total energy used on the farm. Lack of cleaning can reduce fan ... fans in need of cleaning. Be sure to disconnect the power supply before washing the fan and be extra ...

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