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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

    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 ...

  2. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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    (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. 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

    issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ... $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ...

  4. Honda Supports Wayne County 4-H

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/honda-supports-wayne-county-4-h

    participation in more than 200 different 4-H projectsProjects include the traditional cooking, sewing, ... woodworking, and livestock projects that 4-H is so well known for, but also include a myriad of other topics ... genetics, genealogy, geology, interior design, laundry, money management, robotics, rocketry, scrapbooking, ...

  5. Upcoming Ag Events

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/upcoming-ag-events

    here for a printable brochure and registration form.   Sheep 101 Field Day, Saturday August 14 9:00 AM- ... A virtual tour of the industry Wednesday, August 25 | 9:00 am-noon (EDT) Join us for a free virtual tour of ... managers will answer your questions. There is no cost, but you must register to attend.  Click here to ...

  6. Creeping Towards Harvest

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    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. 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 ...

  8. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

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    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 ... clean water promotes normal rumen function, high feed intake, digestion, and nutrient absorption- ...

  9. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

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    middle of the field. This is where proper field drainage comes into play to prevent loss of crops, ... placed every 35 feet and can mitigate ½ inch of water per day. “Good” drainage clears about 3/8 inch of ... water per day with tile every 50 feet. “Fair” drainage is placed every 70 feet and will mitigate about ...

  10. 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 ...

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