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  1. Stay Hydrated this Summer

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

    dehydration and stay healthy this summer. Consider the following tips: Keep water on hand. You are more likely ... to drink water if it is easy to access. If you’re working in the shop or barn, fill a large water jug ... a visible area, or use another effective method to remind yourself to stop and get a drink.  Limit sodium. ...

  2. 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

    and hopefully make it safe to store indoors. Keep in mind that preservative-treated hay should be fed ... 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 ...

  3. 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

    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. ... equipment, contaminated water, and/or cows presenting coliform cases of mastitis. Table 1. Criteria for bulk ...

  4. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    safe to say that corn chopping will be occurring over the course of a couple days, so keep in mind that ... storage type will also determine how wet the crop should be prior to harvesting (Table 1). I think it’s ... increased TLC. Figure 1. Corn silage cutting height trade-off. Speaking of kernel processing, how can you ...

  5. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

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

    help keep you safe while making your property a showplace! Check and Maintain Equipment Follow an ...

  6. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    of water that must be evaporated for ensiling as yields increase. The Cornell researchers stated that ... oxygen and allow for proper fermentation. Keep in mind that the sorghum grasses should be harvested or ... https://forages.osu.edu/news/be-alert-late-season-potential-forage-toxicities.   Reference: Kilcer, T.F., Q.M. Ketterings, J.H. Cherney, P. Cerosaletti, and P. Barney. 2005. ...

  7. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    producers’ ability to stay competitive. Furthermore, water quality issues in the state underscore the need ...

  8. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    When looking at length of dry period, keep in mind that there is an interaction with short gestation ...

  9. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    coatings can also dramatically alter how the seed flows through the drill, so calibrate the drill or ...

  10. VOLUME 23, ISSUE 4

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

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