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  1. Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/valuing-bedded-pack-manure

    Glen Arnold, Manure Management Field Specialist, Ohio State University Extension Due to the ... nutrients out of streams and ditches. For more information about how and when to sample manure, Penn State ... Extension has a good publication available on-line at http://extension.psu.edu/plants/nutrient-management ...

  2. Considerations for Managing Higher Fertilizer Prices on Your Dairy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/considerations-managing-higher-fertilizer-prices

    LaBarge, Field Specialist, Nutrient Management, Ohio State University Extension Fertilizer prices have been ... recommend dairy producers soil test fields, complete a manure nutrient analysis, and apply the correct ... Farm Economics newsletter (https://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2021/10/management ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    average. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US ... income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.18 and $9.63/cwt, ... December is $17.95/cwt, followed by a further increase in January 2022 to $18.23/cwt. Nutrient prices It ...

  4. Face-to-Face Again with the 2021 Ohio Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/face-face-again-2021-ohio-dairy-challenge

    Challenge provides the opportunity for students to experience the process of evaluating management practices ... provided to students.  On Friday afternoon, the students and judges spent about two hours at the farm ... Matthew, Caleb, and Hayden Brightbill. The family’s operation includes about 690 cows and 700 youngstock. ...

  5. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 2

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-2

    tied to dehydration. The tricky part about diarrheal diseases is that they can be caused by a plethora ... Therefore, if a couple of calves appear sick, take a look at calf management before heading to the medicine ...

  6. Emergency Preparedness Through a Farm Walk Through

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/emergency-preparedness-through-farm-walk-through

    the tour, have a discussion with first responders about gas detection equipment that they have ...

  7. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/h2ohio-cover-crop-usage

    construction, edge-of-field buffers, and wetlands.  Combining these practices with a Voluntary Nutrient ... defines their program. Launched in 2019 as a water quality initiative to address the inflow of nutrients ... some of the goals and guidelines associated with the best management practices (BMP) that the program ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    For January’s issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 and 85 lb/day is about ... corn silage continues to be a bargain feed in dairy cattle rations. Nutrient Prices It can be helpful ... is about 32% lower than the 5-year average ($0.08/Mcal), while metabolizable protein (MP) and ...

  9. Highlights from the Recent USDA Dairy Forecast

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/highlights-recent-usda-dairy-forecast

    $5.45/bushel.  Soybean meal for 2020-2021 is projected at $360/ton.  The hay market continues to be strong.  ... than the previous month’s projection.  USDA ERS is expecting milk production to be 227.8 billion lb for ...

  10. 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

    for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ... Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist and Greg LaBarge, Agronomic Crops Field Specialist, Ohio ... hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ...

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