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  1. Winter Calf Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/winter-calf-management

    shivering, they are burning precious energy. A newborn calf has about 18 hours of brown adipose tissue ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    respectively. The Class III component price for July closed about $1.40/cwt higher at $17.55/cwt and was similar ... and have reduced total milk production about 2% compared to 2018. However, exports are down about 2%, ... price for the 2019 growing year: $48.26/ton (35% dry matter). This price is about 8% higher than the ...

  3. DROUGHT CONCERNS: BEWARE OF NITRATES!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-2-issue-6/drought-concerns-beware-nitrates

    Analytical Laboratory has announced free testing of corn/corn silage for nitrates because of the drought. ... graze, stressed plants or plants not normally used for animals. This article will focus on nitrate ... a concern during drought periods.   Nitrates Nitrate, itself, is not highly toxic. Problems develop when ...

  4. 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

    three states, about 30% were undecided or neutral about their level of trust before their visit. Few ... animals Consumers have concerns about animal care. When asked to rate their level of trust that dairy ... Mr. Eric Richer, Ohio State University Extension, Fulton County What do consumers really think about ...

  5. VOLUME 21, ISSUE 6

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6

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  6. Addressing 2019 Agricultural Challenges-or- Dealing with the Impacts: Q&As for a Weird Weather Year

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/addressing-2019-agricultural-challenges-or-dealing

    https://u.osu.edu/2019farmassistance/home/ to find science-based answers to frequently asked questions about: Federal assistance programs ... know what you are thinking about. Check out other helpful sites, including your OSU Dairy Industry ...

  7. 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

    lb (about 200 cows) Farm elects to cover 95% of their base, 4,750,000 lb, or 47,500 cwt Coverage ... level selected: $9.50 margin costing $0.15/cwt The program assumes that production is equal across ... margin coverage level ($9.50 in this example) and the announced margin, times the monthly cwt covered: ...

  8. 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

    the percentage of forage in the diet will decrease which may raise concerns about reduced milk fat ... Be careful about replacing forage with corn grain; maintain diet starch concentrations around 25% as ... normal forage almost on a pound for pound basis. Whole cottonseed has about 40% NDF (similar to average ...

  9. Livestock Building Rental Considerations

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/livestock-building-rental-considerations

    I have gotten some questions about rental of livestock buildings, specifically dairy facilities. ... are available for grain storage and some equipment storage markets, they are not available for ... available on line at http://tiny.cc/farmbldgrentalsurvey. The number of responses for dairy building rental ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    June were at $15.76 and $16.44/cwt, respectively. The Class III component price for May closed about ... According to the USDA, 2019 milk production per head was up about 0.8% compared to 2018. Conversely, cow ... decreased about $0.05/lb since May. Overall, the total cost of feeding lactating dairy cows is up about 10% ...

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