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  1. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    between 40 to 60 days after planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer diets could utilize this forage ... should be harvested between 40 to 60 days (30 to 50 inches tall) for lactating dairy cows. Harvesting ... levels as low as 40% NDFD could probably work if necessary. However, higher producing herds or groups ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    that of May at $24.23/cwt, followed by $22.84/cwt in August. Nutrient prices When comparing the prices ... about 40% lower than the 5 yr. average ($0.08/Mcal). However, the price of MP and eNDF are about 1 and ... Molasses Hominy Alfalfa hay- 40% NDF Solvent extracted canola meal Meat meal Blood meal 44% Soybean meal ...

  3. Oats as a Late Summer Forage Crop

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/oats-late-summer-forage-crop

    applied but only 10% without nitrogen. TDN had an average of 57% with a nitrogen application and 40 ... were harvested between 60 and 75 days after planting, with full head emergence. Figure 1 shows how ...

  4. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2019)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2019

    3.22 Brown Swiss 2016 17 20,216 4.22 3.45   2017 16 19,840 4.25 3.49   2018 13 19,817 4.21 3.46   2019 ... 10 19,989 4.24 3.52 Guernsey 2016 6 17,606 4.73 3.41   2017 5 17,063 4.76 3.45   2018 5 15,800 4.60 ... 3.39   2019 5 14,787 4.52 3.37 Holstein 2016 272 25,202 3.69 3.08   2017 245 25,625 3.87 3.18   2018 ...

  5. Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/late-summer-establishment-perennial-forages

    6.0 or above. The minimum or critical soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 30 ppm Mehlich-3 and ...

  6. Record Negative Producer Price Differential Slams June Milk Checks, Why and How?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/record-negative-producer-price-differential-slams

    $18/cwt but will still likely be lower than the July Class III price.  It is anticipated that we are in ...

  7. Economic Assistance Available for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/economic-assistance-available-dairy-farms

    weighted average of the Class III price (60%), and the Class IV price (40%) which was selected as ...

  8. 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

    to 13 mg/kg (ppm) Cu, 35 to 40 ppm Mn, and 40 to 50 ppm Zn. Supplemental Se should be fed at 0.3 ppm ... lactating cows, but dry cows should be fed at least 40 ppm to maintain normal fetal development. Essentially ...

  9. 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

    Soybean meal- expeller   Whole, roasted soybeans     41% Cottonseed meal     Alfalfa hay- 40% NDF     Meat ...

  10. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

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

    Mature corn silage (>40% DM) 2 0.84 1 Ranges in particle size and DM are not continuous, indicating ...

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