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  1. FCS Reflections of the 2021 Hancock County Fair

    https://hancock.osu.edu/news/fcs-reflections-2021-hancock-county-fair

    you to Haley Reese, of the Hancock County Farm Bureau, for offering us the opportunity to do ... volunteers who give their time and energy to promote things that they are passionate about. Then, through ... 2020, some of the superintendents were new to the role and/or were concerned about the level of interest ...

  2. 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

    across the state. Understanding current practices and limitations to forage fertility will guide us in ... Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist and Greg LaBarge, Agronomic Crops Field Specialist, Ohio ... state of Ohio (NASS, 2017). Fertilizer costs represent 40 to 60% of the variable input costs of forage ...

  3. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    (https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/101676/ldp-m-325.pdf?v=2053.7) on July 16, 2021. This monthly outlook provides supply and use projections based on the World ... costs Hot, dry weather in the western U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Drought Monitor, as of July 13, reported ... areas experiencing drought Dairy Price Forecast – 2021 USDA projects 9.5 million head of dairy cows in ...

  4. Judging Day 1 Schedule

    https://hancock.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/judging-information/judging-day-1-schedule

    (ages 8-10) Self Determined: Astronomy Self Determined: Climate Change Self Determined: Field to Faucet ... is done by project area, call 419-422-3851 if your project is not listed. Some projects may include ... firearms of any kind (bows, arrows, gun, etc.) should be brought to judging. Bring completed project book ...

  5. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ... excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is ... relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till, because you will have to live with any field roughness ...

  6. 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

    but waiting for the perfect stretch of weather can end up costing us through large reductions in ... long-lasting effects on hay crops. We’ve seen many fields where stand loss in wheel tracks led to lower forage ... weather limits how far we can push the limits, these techniques can help us improve the chances of success ...

  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

    information may or may not be applicable to other situations. The overall objective was to assess calf death ... heifers had less calf death losses compared to multiparous cows (Table 3). This is due to the fact that ... semen (Holstein bulls); thus, more females calves were born. About 52% of first-calf heifers calved with ...

  8. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ... and preservation once it is stored. Taking field samples will be essential in getting harvest timing ... 19” will decrease neutral detergent fiber (NDF) content by about 8% and increase starch content by ...

  9. Applications and Forms

    https://hancock.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/applications-and-forms

    - due Sep 15 Livestock Project Award Application- due Sep 15 Non-livestock Project Award Application ... A one-stop source for 4-H members to retrieve application or registration forms. Miscellaneous ...  during the month of May! State 4-H Policy and Form for Across County Membership Project Add/Drop form- ...

  10. Judging Day 2 Schedule

    https://hancock.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/judging-information/judging-day-2-schedule

    Judging Day 2 Cake Decorating projects: — Bring completed project book, and basic decorating ... Intermediate, Advanced Clothing Projects: Bring project items & accessories selected as part of ‘total ... look’; project book/records, cost analysis, and pattern or poster as required by project. Refer to page ...

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