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  1. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    number one choice for an annual forage in terms of overall yield and nutritive value. If forage is needed ... a cost-effective weed control practice prior to planting. For small grains, nitrogen may be needed at 30 to 50 ... lb/acre at planting. Manure applications can replace some or all the N fertilizer need, depending on the ...

  2. Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/heat-stress-dairy-cows

    signs that fans need some attention. Water lines and nozzles are important areas to check for wear on ... no longer keep their body temperature low and there is an accumulation of heat load within the animal ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    about the same or slightly higher than 2018, this may not be true given the 2019 forage crisis. I am ...

  4. Manure Storage and Land Application- Where are we going? How fast can we get there?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-2/manure-storage-and-land-application-where-are-we

    likely develop in much the same manner as today's water quality standards, but probably at a faster ... all time high and continuing to increase. Phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) are following this same ... concerns, and crop nutrient input cost increase, the need to move nutrients further has become more ...

  5. Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand

    Assessment: Is this stand good enough to keep?” Stem number/square foot Expected result or action Over 55 Stem ... health, crown and root tissues should be evaluated to provide an indication of how the plant will hold up ... (https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forage/alfalfa-stand-assessment-is-this-stand-good-enough-to-keep/). Taking the time to assess the extent of winter injury to forage and to do a stand health ...

  6. Considerations When Fat-Reduced Corn-Distillers Grain with Solubles Is Fed to Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/considerations-when-fat-reduced-corn-distillers

    following are the tips that you may need to keep in mind and check before and during feeding RFDG to your ... cows. First, producers need to know what type of corn distillers grain with solubles they have (DG or ... compared to DG because of lower fat concentration when included at the same level in a ration. However, ...

  7. Don't Forget Quality Assurance While Preparing for Summer Fairs and Shows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/dont-forget-quality-assurance-while-preparing-summer

    details that give the finishing touch, exhibitors and youth must also keep quality assurance in mind, not ... animals and quality assurance starts long before the animal ever steps foot in the show ring. Proper care, ... fully address proper care and management of project animals, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind ...

  8. An Investment to Build Upon: New “Dairy Freestall Housing and Equipment” Handbook Released

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-4/investment-build-upon-new-%E2%80%9Cdairy-freestall-housing

    calf simply take up more room and need more stall space to be comfortable.  How much more?  This ... puts at your fingertips and incorporate the information into your building plans. I always keep two ... freestalls for lactating cows in the same herd.  As the cow progresses through her gestation, she and her ...

  9. Controlling Flies on Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-10-issue-3/controlling-flies-farms

    grading and tiling can reduce wet barnyards. Keep water troughs and hydrants leak-free. Integrated Pest ... ft. These strips work best in closed rooms. Do not place over water or feed. Keep strips away from ... populations begin to increase, take time and treat as needed. Residual Sprays The next line of defense is ...

  10. Ninety-five Percent Approval Rating for Dairy Housing and Animal Care from Consumers Who Have Been Down on the Farm!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-1/ninety-five-percent-approval-rating-dairy-housing

    Mr. Eric Richer, Ohio State University Extension, Fulton County What do consumers really think about ... how dairy farmers care for dairy cows and modern dairy cow housing once they’ve been down on the ... conditions and treated poorly (forced to perform at high levels). So what do consumers think after they’ve ...

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