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  1. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/fertilizing-perennial-forages-dairy-farms

    September, and autumn topdressing provides needed nutrients for good winter survival of the forage stand and ... productivity and persistence of forage stands. However, nutrient over-application harms the environment and can ... harm animals fed those forages. A recent soil test should always guide what nutrients to apply and how ...

  2. Annual Winter Forage Following Wheat Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/annual-winter-forage-following-wheat-harvest

    have a grazing management plan to go along with your nutrient management plan. You can do this with ... costs, improved soil health, and grazing offers higher nutrient values when compared to harvested and ... a few things that need to be considered.  Brassicas have very high nutrient concentrations and should be ...

  3. Recognizing and Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/recognizing-and-managing-heat-stress-dairy-cattle

    managing heat stress in dairy cattle. Cows generate heat through normal activities of eating, walking, and ... water (SAW). Discussion about each of these is provided below. Shade is used to protect animals from ... appropriate size and number of fans strategically placed to maximize animal comfort. Water is necessary for ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    $20.67/cwt, continuing to further decrease in September to $20.21/cwt. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... lower than the 5-year average ($0.09/lb). These nutrient costs are reflective of recent trends in ... profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and ...

  5. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    a companion crop with new late summer forage seedings because the companion crop can compete for moisture and ... management, so conventional tillage for seedbed prep is probably a better choice in those situations. ... release enough autotoxic compounds into the surrounding soil to harm new seedlings of alfalfa. So, this ...

  6. Summer Mastitis – Insights on cause, signs, and prevention

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/summer-mastitis-%E2%80%93-insights-cause-signs-and

    other strategies, such as fly traps, grazing management, teat stripping, and isolation of the animal ... water. Avoid cows to be near areas where likely there will be high numbers of active flies, such as soggy ...

  7. Corn Silage and Foliar Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-and-foliar-disease

    tar spot was found in Ohio. While it is not a new disease to the mid-west, it is to Ohio. Even while ... working with multiple universities across the Midwest, we only have limited knowledge on its management ...

  8. Corn Silage Harvest Safety Should Be Priority One

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-harvest-safety-should-be-priority-one

    protective structures became available in the mid-1960s. These structures were not available for all new ... tractors until the mid-1970s. They were not standard equipment on new tractors until 1985. But these ...

  9. VOLUME 24: ISSUE 4

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4

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  10. Whole Cow’s Milk to Aid in Infant Formula Shortage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/whole-cow%E2%80%99s-milk-aid-infant-formula-shortage

    Extension Cow’s make some of the most nutrient dense foods that we know of. But can we feed it to infants?  ... for more than a week for children of this age. Cow’s milk provides many essential nutrients, including ... magnesium, and selenium. But there are some nutrients that babies need that is lacking in cow’s milk, such as ...

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