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  1. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    however, most data show that feeding vitamins A, D, and E at about NRC levels (approximately 70,000, 25,000 ... slight excess (e.g., about 20%), totally independent of milk prices. Magnesium and supplemental ... P concentrations greater than those levels but that P is inexpensive. Magnesium is almost always deficient in basal ...

  2. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/short-season-forages-late-summer-planting-dairy

    September. Dry matter yields of 1.5 to 3 tons per acre (about 5 to 5.5 tons at 30 to 35% DM) of chopped ... barley and will maintain its forage quality for an extended harvest window. About 50 lb/acre of nitrogen ... also be available for additional cuttings next year, starting in late April or early May and then every ...

  3. Oats as a Late Summer Forage Crop

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/oats-late-summer-forage-crop

    growing oats for forage is to plant them into wheat stubble, which is normally available by mid-July at ... received about 1.5 inches, possibly leading to a loss of nitrogen. Adding this study to others, the ... conditions, 3 or more tons/acre are very possible. The nutritional value of oats without fertilizer is about ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    about 40% lower than the 5 yr. average ($0.08/Mcal). However, the price of MP and eNDF are about 1 and ... about 8% lower than May ($0.47/lb), but the price of NE L and eNDF are both 14% and 8% higher than the ... cows milking 70 and 85 lb/day is about $15.97 and $16.39/cwt, respectively. This is more than double ...

  5. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    discussed in the January Issue of Buckeye Dairy News. With less travel in the US with the ‘shelter in ... production and others are closing. This is having a gusty impact on the availability and price of distillers ... the fiber and fat and for protein. Thus, the reduced availability of distillers grains will increase ...

  6. VOLUME 22, ISSUE 4

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4

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  7. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    determined how the crude protein (CP) level fed to dry cows and heifers before calving affects milk ... articles. Most studies used Holstein dry cows and heifers. About 20% of those studies provided separate ... protein level differ based on parity. They also collected all diet information and calculated ...

  8. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    moisture content is so important, what tools and methods are available to help producers determine forage ... considered. Tools available to determine forage moisture include a microwave oven, commercial forage moisture ... sampling systems, taking an average of several samples increases the confidence level of the moisture ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    current prices of nutrients are acceptable.The price of net energy of lactation (NE L) is about 48% lower ... neutral detergent fiber (eNDF) are about 10 and 20% higher compared to the 5-year averages ($0.42/lb and ... $0.08/lb, respectively). The price of MP is about 30% higher than March ($0.36/lb), but the price of NE ...

  10. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2019)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2019

      2017 2,337 21,284------   2018 2,220 21,359------   2019 1,868 21,614------ 1 Data available from ...

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