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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

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... disease worldwide (e.g., Gudair, Silirium); however, in the US, Mycopar ® was the only USDA-licensed ... vaccine available for use (discontinued in the US in 2019).  Its use was restricted to cattle, and only ...

  9. 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

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. For July’s ... issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ...

  10. 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

    within the top two reasons for early removal of cows within US dairy herds. This disease affects cow ... significantly increases the risk for environmental mastitis and lower milk quality.      Think about cow comfort ... mastitis during lactation. About 50 to 80% of clinical cases of mastitis may not benefit from an antibiotic ...

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