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  1. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    facilities has been comparable to a year ago levels; however, for the week ending June 27, 2021, slaughter ... numbers were 4,100 higher than the same week one year ago. Milk production in May was 0.5 lb less than ... April, averaging 67.4 lb/cow.  Over the last 20 years, the only larger decreases from April to May ...

  2. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    cases, it may be better to gamble more on the weather just to get the old crop off and a new one started. ... though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ... dried a bit, the crop can be spread out with the tedder. Tedding twice may decrease drying time. Tedding ...

  3. In the Weeds: Legal Approaches to Dealing with Noxious Weeds on Farmland

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/events/weeds-legal-approaches-dealing-noxious-weeds-farmland

    discussed include the factors that may contribute to increased occurrences of noxious weed problems on farm ... webinar will present different approaches to controlling noxious weeds and compare state laws addressing ... noxious weeds in agricultural areas. For more information or to register for the webinar, visit the ...

  4. 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

    information may or may not be applicable to other situations. The overall objective was to assess calf death ... metabolism to support milk yield. This reduction of blood progesterone occurs at the time of peak milk yield ... to support strong uterine and abdominal contractions for the successful delivery of one or more ...

  5. 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

    environment. The principles of best animal welfare are directly associated with cleanliness of housing and cow ... spreading the milk skirts in other directions than the strip cup or floor. Pre-dip teats with an effective ... mastitis during lactation. About 50 to 80% of clinical cases of mastitis may not benefit from an antibiotic ...

  6. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    if plantings were to be delayed into July, a second harvest may not be feasible, and delaying harvest ... stubble 48 days later (83 days after planting). Harvesting with an 8-inch stubble height may create some ... https://forages.osu.edu/news/be-alert-late-season-potential-forage-toxicities.   Reference: Kilcer, T.F., Q.M. Ketterings, J.H. Cherney, P. Cerosaletti, and P. Barney. 2005. ...

  7. 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

    University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for May and June were at $18.93/cwt and ... continuing to decline in price from $2.81/lb in May to $2.51/lb in July. The Class III future for August is ... $9.87/cwt, respectively. Both estimates are likely to be profitable, although they are lower than in May. As ...

  8. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    it affects the silage by taking a silage sample that fits in a 32 oz. cup (a freebie you may have ... for every 100 tons of silage stored with 70% moisture, not including any storm water that may interact ... bearings and belts that may need to be replaced. Taking care of 20-minute jobs as they come up is ...

  9. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    applying a herbicide, check its label for pre-plant time intervals that may be required. Use only ...

  10. In the Weeds: Legal Approaches to Dealing with Noxious Weeds on Farmland

    https://farmoffice.osu.edu/news/weeds-legal-approaches-dealing-noxious-weeds-farmland

    The next webinar hosted by our partner, the National Agricultural Law Center, will provide an ... areas. Visit the registration page for more information or to register for the July 21st webinar ...

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