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  1. It’s Time to Break Down the Stigma

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/it%E2%80%99s-time-break-down-stigma

    that exact reason it is important to talk about suicide, and how can we support those going through ... a mental health challenge in effort to prevent a future suicide.  How is this affecting our community? The ... according to this same study. Farmers and foresters experience unique stressors, whether related to health ...

  2. Safe Handling of Livestock on the Farm and at the Show

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safe-handling-livestock-farm-and-show

    farm, it is important to remember the following livestock handling safety steps. Livestock Are Not Pets ... livestock, and new facilities can make livestock feel threatened and stressed.  Steps For Safe Handling The ... following steps should be followed when working with livestock or transporting livestock to a new location. ...

  3. National Farm Safety and Health Week 2021

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/national-farm-safety-and-health-week-2021

    needs and practices. Yields, loans, conservation efforts, innovative technologies, weather, inheritance ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    from the cleaning procedure. Point #5: Good record keeping. When treatment is needed, record the ... preparation (washing the teats with water, not using teat predip, and dirty teats) all known risk factors for ... water-hardness score, high alkalinity of alkaline detergent wash, or problems with cooling system/ plate cooler. ...

  6. Stay Hydrated this Summer

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-hydrated-summer

    Sweating is obviously an important safety function, but it also uses the same water that our bodies need to ... dehydration and stay healthy this summer. Consider the following tips: Keep water on hand. You are more likely ... water going out, it is easy to become dehydrated if we aren’t putting enough fluid back into our bodies. ...

  7. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safely-keeping-farm-clean-cut

    propelled objects, and various moving equipment parts. Before hopping in the tractor, here are some steps to ... help keep you safe while making your property a showplace! Check and Maintain Equipment Follow an ... equipment while operating. Pick up tree limbs, rocks, or garbage prior to mowing. If you need to dismount ...

  8. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    forage quality as the crop matures. As we keep waiting for perfect haymaking weather, we will reach the ... though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ... weather limits how far we can push the limits, these techniques can help us improve the chances of success ...

  9. Staying Safe in the Sun

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/staying-safe-sun

    stop to think about how amazing the sun is? It is a star that is tens of millions of miles away from ... an important role in the hydrological cycle that provides us with water and the process of ... there are steps we can take to protect our skin while we go about our daily tasks: Check the local UV ...

  10. Hay Baler Safety

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/hay-baler-safety

    speed will help eliminate possible breakdowns and injury. If service is needed, the operator must ... can cause handlers to fall off the wagon or truck. Workers might step off the wagon or truck while ...

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