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  1. National Farm Safety and Health Week 2021

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/national-farm-safety-and-health-week-2021

    yields real results and brings everyone home at night. Take some time out of your week to turn a focus to ... family, employees, and community. The daily topics of focus for this year are outlined below: Daily Topics ... of Focus Monday – Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety Tuesday – Overall Farmer Health Wednesday ...

  2. Safe Handling of Livestock on the Farm and at the Show

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safe-handling-livestock-farm-and-show

    working with livestock. Animal behaviors can be unpredictable especially when introduced to a new ... environment such as a fairgrounds or new farm. New conditions such as noise, different people, other ... livestock, and new facilities can make livestock feel threatened and stressed.  Steps For Safe Handling The ...

  3. 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

    for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ... hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ... producers’ ability to stay competitive. Furthermore, water quality issues in the state underscore the need ...

  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

    clean water promotes normal rumen function, high feed intake, digestion, and nutrient absorption- ... 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. ...

  5. 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

    $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... were this time last year. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was ... issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day is about $9.33 and ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    difficult situation with no effective control options in no-till management, so conventional tillage for ... a pre-plant herbicide.  Patching in new 2021 spring seedings with gaps is possible this late summer, even for ... that are toxic to new seedlings of alfalfa. So, this summer is the last opportunity to try to ...

  7. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    management of these grasses. The general guidelines for harvesting or grazing these summer annual grasses as ... of water that must be evaporated for ensiling as yields increase. The Cornell researchers stated that ... 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. ...

  8. 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

    under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The increasing prevalence of MAP requires new ... efficacious vaccines as an essential management tool to control MAP. A recent study assessed the effectiveness ...

  9. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    for every 100 tons of silage stored with 70% moisture, not including any storm water that may interact ...

  10. Stay Hydrated this Summer

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

    Sweating is obviously an important safety function, but it also uses the same water that our bodies need to ... water going out, it is easy to become dehydrated if we aren’t putting enough fluid back into our bodies. ... dehydration and stay healthy this summer. Consider the following tips: Keep water on hand. You are more likely ...

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