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  1. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/short-season-forages-late-summer-planting-dairy

    also be available for additional cuttings next year, starting in late April or early May and then every ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    $16.25/cwt but was more than $3/cwt lower in April at $13.07/cwt. The Class III future for May is lower than ... market outlooks are starting to normalize, but prices may continue to be volatile as the global market ... 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. For May’s issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 ...

  3. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    April in southern Ohio and by the first of May in northern Ohio. Timely April planting gives forage ... in the same direction the seeder was driven.   In fields with little erosion hazard, direct seedings ... total forage tonnage in the seeding year, but forage quality will be lower than direct seeded legumes. ...

  4. DIBS

    https://dairy.osu.edu/dibs

        Therapy of Clinical Mastitis in Tough Economic Times (DIB # 41-20; May 2020)   Veterinary Feed Directive ... (DIB # 30-16; May 2016)   Therapy of Clinical Mastitis in Tough Economic Times (DIB # 23-16; May 2016) ...   Blanket, Selective, or No Dry Cow Therapy: Which Should I Choose?  (DIB # 22-20; May 2020)   Is it time for ...

  5. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    disinfecting our boots, we need to disinfect all surfaces around us and all our employees touch. This may also ... parlor, and anything else people may touch.  Porous Surfaces on the Farm For porous surfaces, such as ... tractor seats, it may be beneficial to wrap them in plastic to allow for better cleaning. Once wrapped in ...

  6. VOLUME 22, ISSUE 4

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4

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  7. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    widely. Be leery of very cheap magnesium oxide because the Mg may not be available to the animal. Feeding ... because of the effects zinc may have on bacteria within the digestive tract, it should not be reduced much ... organic Zn, you may want to consider using 50% organic Zn and 50% sulfate Zn to reduce costs but ...

  8. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    Coarse ground dry corn (>3500 um) 0.80 Ground high moisture corn (>27% moisture) 0.96 Rolled high ... moisture corn (>27% moisture) 0.90 Steam-flaked corn (<28 lb/bushel density) 0.94 Rolled dry barley ...

  9. 2018 Dairy Farm Business Summary Now Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/2018-dairy-farm-business-summary-now-available

    completed an analysis for 2018 was a loss of $155 per cow.  The good news is that the high 25% averaged ... the size and debt position of the farm, as well as the number of families the farm is supporting ... brutal levels.  Fortunately, the national herd numbers started to decline, one of the factors supporting ...

  10. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    cool. While an inefficient system may not create problems now, it is wasting energy, and by summer, it ... to help determine why your fan may not be producing enough air velocity. This can be used to help ... correct RPM, but the blades are not, it may be due to poor belt tension, damaged or worn pulleys, or poor ...

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