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  1. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    by 1.2 to 2 times normal rates, leading to water needs per cow of up to 52 gal/day. Frequent checking ... practices are needed. Besides monitoring environmental conditions, signs of heat stress can include ... additional cooling is definitely needed. Figure 1. Temperature Humidity Index (THI) for cattle. Lactating ...

  2. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2020)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2020

    increased in milk yield by about 2.8% from 2019 to 2020. During this same time period, milk fat percentage ... increased about 2.6% for Holstein and 1% for Jersey and milk protein percentage remained the same. Using ...

  3. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/ventilation-system-maintenance-critical-keeping-cows

    State University Extension March is one of the most challenging months on the farm to keep barns ... half shut. Fan maintenance is critical to keeping your cows cool and saving energy. Ventilation systems ... efficiency by as much as 40%. Meaning that your electric bill stays the same, but less air is moving through ...

  4. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    work tasks that you will need to do when the weather and soils are fit, then prioritize them. Think ... to physically “walk through” those activities. List every single activity needed to get the whole job ... of all tractors that will be used. Service all tractors. Get any needed fertilizer on hand or order ...

  5. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    accompanying article on preparing now for planting, along with the following 10 steps to follow on the day you ...

  6. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    impacting the farm’s cost of production per ton is the final yield. Keeping in mind the range in yields ... revenues, low yields and the need to purchase replacement forages will impact those farms’ finances well ...

  7. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/usda-projects-dairy-production-2030

    projections are based on assumptions and many unknowns, they do provide a glimpse of how U.S. farm commodity ... these projections, what can you continue doing to be successful? What might you need to change to ...

  8. Multi State Dairy Beef Program Being Offered

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/multi-state-dairy-beef-program-being-offered

    and how crossbred dairy calves fit into the beef production system. The April 28 meeting will feature ...

  9. Are You Ready for Death to Knock on Your Farm Business Door?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/are-you-ready-death-knock-your-farm-business-door

    think how your farm and family would react to the loss of the principal operator.  What knowledge and ... make us pause and reflect on how precious the time is we have been given here on earth. This past year ... Over those 15 minutes, I had time to think of all the things I had not completed and what the ...

  10. Dairy Numbers Considered: A look at 2019 and 2020

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/dairy-numbers-considered-look-2019-and-2020

    based on component production, quality, and quantity. An unexpected factor in 2020 will be how ... December 2020. How did 2019 look for Ohio’s Dairy Farm Business Summary Farms? Twenty-one farms ... to $800. Positive net returns are needed to make principal payments, generate family living, pay ...

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