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  1. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ... addition, there are over 1.3 million acres of pastureland on nearly 39,000 farms (50% of all farms) in the ... producers’ ability to stay competitive. Furthermore, water quality issues in the state underscore the need ...

  2. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    A milk culture will be needed to identify the pathogen(s) causing the infection. On most farms, mild and ... the farm level. Therefore, listed below are key points expanded from the National Mastitis Council ... Grade A farms and to be less than 300,000 cfu/mL for manufacturing grade milk. However, for being ...

  3. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    %2015%20Measures%20of%20Dairy%20Farm%20Competitiveness%20Final%20%281%29.pdf,  Ohio State University Extension Farm ... Budgets available at: https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management/farm-budgets, and the Ohio State ... University Extension Ohio Farm Business Analysis and Benchmarking Program at:  ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    farms, July 21, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on July 21, ... Actual, breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms ... farms, July 21, 2021. ...

  5. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ... is an essential part of the equation. Check your knives and shear bar to make sure they don’t need ... bearings and belts that may need to be replaced. Taking care of 20-minute jobs as they come up is ...

  6. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    to heights greater than 50 inches might be advantageous if extra forage is needed on the farm and ... used as additional sources of forage on dairy farms. This article discusses harvest and grazing ...

  7. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    calves, replacement heifers needed, and calf death losses due to dystocia and the subsequent survival and ... detection. Pregnant first-calf heifers were moved to the farm ~45 days prior to calving. All replacement ... farms because personnel are trying to catch up from any unfinished work from the previous weekend or ...

  8. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    be firm enough for a footprint to sink no deeper than one-half inch.  Tilled seedbeds do not need ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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