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  1. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    forages, the amount of forage that can be fed will be limited by the NDF level. For example, if harvest was ... delayed for higher forage yield, the NDF level was near 70%. At 70% NDF, the forage would probably have to ... cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and levels as low as 40% NDFD could ...

  2. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The WASDE report, also released monthly, is available ... facilities has been comparable to a year ago levels; however, for the week ending June 27, 2021, slaughter ... USDA is expecting milk production to increase to 24,335 lb/cow, about 315 lb higher than 2021.  Milk ...

  3. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ... 19” will decrease neutral detergent fiber (NDF) content by about 8% and increase starch content by ... about 2 percentage points. However, the increase in cutter height decreased yield by about 7%. The ...

  4. 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

    the farm level. Therefore, listed below are key points expanded from the National Mastitis Council ... control program to improve milk quality at the herd level: Point #1: Establishment of goals for udder ... matter intake, regardless of feed availability at the feed bunk. Ensure adequate stocking density, feed ...

  5. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    method to prevent infections in livestock. There are a few commercially available vaccines for Johne’s ... vaccine available for use (discontinued in the US in 2019).  Its use was restricted to cattle, and only ... a negligible level of cross-reactivity between M. avium and M. bovis antigens, suggesting that infection could ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till, because you will have to live with any field roughness ... 6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for ... grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is 120 to 170 ppm for most of our soils. ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ...

  8. 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

    reliant on the best available information. In order to make better and up-to-date forage fertility ...

  9. 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

    Wisconsin, available online at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forage/adjusting-the-conditioning-system-.... ... The swath width should be about 70% of the actual cut area. The mowers on the market vary in how wide ... many buffered propionic preservatives are available that minimize that problem. Preservatives inhibit ...

  10. 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

    crossbreeding program. The dairy herd was enrolled in DHIA and maternity data available on calf losses were ... semen (Holstein bulls); thus, more females calves were born. About 52% of first-calf heifers calved with ... is important to note that about 60% of all multiparous cows were bred following observation of ...

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