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  1. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/rain-rain-go-away-righto-down-ditch-and-drain

    to trap sediment will decrease the total amount of nutrients lost from runoff. Water can be extremely ... that equates to 543,080 gallons of water! I won’t even mention the volume for larger tracts of land ... (hint: a 250-acre farm breaks 10 million gallons). Where is all that water going? Unfortunately, most of ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Plant Now to Graze Later

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    and nutrients prior to planting. It can prevent a lot of headaches after the fact. As I mentioned, ... interesting about this experiment is the nutrient content of the forages provided. The stockpiled pasture ... their needs. Lastly, be mindful of forage varieties and their possible ill-effects if not managed ...

  5. Packing School Lunches for Picky Eaters

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/packing-school-lunches-picky-eaters

    important nutrients.Items like whole grains and beans add complex carbohydrates, vegetables and fruit add ... that hasn’t been processed, and add some veggies and fruit – like carrots and an apple. Don’t focus on ... calories for healthy lunches. It’s more important to focus on getting a variety of healthy foods. Offer ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. (Backyard) Bird is the Word- Raise Your Own Little Chicks

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/backyard-bird-word-raise-your-own-little-chicks

    When placing the chicks in their new abode, dip their beaks in to the waterer so they know where to ... waterer are also essential. If you can purchase them in red, do so, as it will attract the birds to them. ... as a meat bird. Hens will mature at 8 pounds. Backyard poultry is an exciting new adventure for all ...

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