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  1. 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up Coming Soon!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/2019-dairy-margin-coverage-program-%E2%80%93-sign-coming

    options. So why should you step up to the plate?  Just like 2018, when sign-ups were re-opened for the ... need to wait For farms with up to 5 million pounds of base production, indemnity payments for January ... a few bills.  How many total net dollars for 2019 is unclear and changing.  Two weeks ago, projections ...

  2. It’s Game Time. Are You In It?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-16-issue-1/it%E2%80%99s-game-time-are-you-it

    Dianne Shoemaker, Extension Field Specialist, The Ohio State University We need to change how we ... think of January and February.  Tax time.  That never has a very positive feel to it.  Instead, let’s ... think of it as scorekeeping time.  Tally up the points; assets and income for the home team.  ...

  3. Is Your Herd Positioned for Profit?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-3-issue-4/your-herd-positioned-profit

    high quality. It is very expensive to upgrade poor forages with other feeds. 2. Clean, Fresh Water ...  Water is the cheapest most important nutrient and the one most often ignored. Big, high producing cows ... will drink up to 50 gallons per day in the summer. A good place to have a water tank is in the parlor ...

  4. Living with Lower Quality and Limited Amounts of Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/living-lower-quality-and-limited-amounts-forage

    should be kept around 20% of dietary dry matter (DM). Diets will likely need more supplemental protein ... Difference (DCAD) which can reduce milk fat yields. Include lower quality forages but keep forage NDF ... feed intake is reduced. Keeping forage NDF at 19 to 20% of dietary DM reduces (but does not eliminate) ...

  5. 2018 Dairy Farm Business Summary Now Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/2018-dairy-farm-business-summary-now-available

    prices have trended upward, bringing needed cash into dairy farms’ checking accounts.  As 2019 began, ... improved milk prices.  Improving milk prices does not lessen the farm’s need for accurate financial ...

  6. Ohio Dairy Challenge, November 2019

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/ohio-dairy-challenge-november-2019

    the same location, even though facilities have been rebuilt from tornado and fire damages. They have ...

  7. Dairy Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/dairy-cost-production

    a want or a need?  Is it realistic to expect cows to pay for this item or improvement?  How much will it ... change, the more they stay the same.  Sadly, milking cows in 2018 was like a flashback to 2016.  The ... relief with the SUP averaging $16.57/cwt. How much are you paying for the privilege of milking cows? ...

  8. Running the NRC Dairy Cattle Model Software on Windows 7 64-bit Operating System

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-2/running-nrc-dairy-cattle-model-software-windows-7-64

    CD-ROM and install it in the same manner that you installed the NRC (steps 5 through 7; this will take ... upgrade your computer.  It will take a few steps and some virtual elbow grease to get there.  To download ... the NRC Dairy Cattle Model Software onto Windows 7, you will need to create a Virtual PC with Windows ...

  9. Taking Control of Feed Costs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-10-issue-3/taking-control-feed-costs

    I remember thinking that $3.00/bu for corn was outrageous, that $300/ton for soybean meal was a rip-off, and ... that $200/ton for cottonseed must have been a revenge of the Confederates. How much I would like to see ... feeds. There are an infinite number of rations that can be put together to provide the same supply of ...

  10. Livestock Need Fresh Air

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-1/livestock-need-fresh-air

    controls are calibrated to keep mild weather ventilation fans and heaters from running at the same time. 7. ... turns cold, the natural tendency is to shut the livestock buildings up to keep them warmer. This traps ... Agricultural Engineer: 1. Don't completely close other vents and exhaust openings needed to bring in the ...

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