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  1. 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

    responders need to know can be a challenge. Emergency response personnel are required to have continuing ... challenges. The first two things that should be discussed is how to handle livestock during the fire, where to ... move them to, and how to shut the power and backup generators off. Livestock are often scared during ...

  2. 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

    and is appropriately treated. So, what factors need to be observed? Calves are naturally playful; ... happen to have a sick-looking calf, there are 5 major indicators in which you need to evaluate. The first ... dehydrated. Water is lost from the body not only through urination or excessive salivation, but also through ...

  3. Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure

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

    captured 10 lb of manure, the application rate was 10 tons/acre. We always want to keep water quality in ... application rate being applied in tons per acre. If you are unsure how many tons per acre your solid manure ... mind when handing manure. The goal is to make good use of the manure nutrients and keep the manure ...

  4. 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

    plants. Soil testing is also critical for determining soil pH and the need for lime applications. A target soil ... define how vital the fertilizer application is in the upcoming year. Using the soil test value, we can ... answer the question, “Do I need to apply fertilizer this year, or can I wait into the future?” If your ...

  5. 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

    products should keep these prices strong through the end of 2021. This issue, the Class III future for ...

  6. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/livestock-medication-records-are-they-really

    instructions), and the importance of keeping records of drugs administered. Real-Life Example A producer ... times until finding him at home.  He was required to write a letter explaining what steps he would take ... addressing the concerns.  The producer now keeps detailed medication records and strongly encouraged every ...

  7. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 1

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-1

    Essentially, it is the same type of certification for the well-being and proper handling of veal calves. ... of or kills bacteria. Antibiotics are not to be used to treat any other type of infection. How about ... vaccines? They’re a hot topic right now in human medicine, but their purpose is the same in livestock. They ...

  8. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/answering-farmers%E2%80%99-questions-about-pandemic-2021

    this the same as COVID-19?   No, there are animal coronavirus infections that are caused by different ... caused by coronavirus. When and how will the COVID-19 pandemic end?   We can’t yet say exactly when the ... up the population achieve some level of immunity which ultimately stops the spread. How do you get ...

  9. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

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

    University Extension A collaborative approach to the issues facing Ohio’s water is how the H2Ohio website ... defines their program. Launched in 2019 as a water quality initiative to address the inflow of nutrients ... into the water system of northern Ohio, the H2Ohio program has grown. Starting with 14 counties in the ...

  10. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    storage type will also determine how wet the crop should be prior to harvesting (Table 1). I think it’s ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ... on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ...

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