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  1. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    Lakes region, along with a warmer than average pattern. So, it is more important than ever to be ready ...

  2. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa, it should be 6.5 – 6.8. ...

  3. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Farm Management Field Specialist, Ohio State University Extension The cost ...

  4. New Video on the Ohio State Dairy Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/new-video-ohio-state-dairy-program

    swiss cheese production. The dairy programs at Ohio State focus on farm and animal management, food ... professionals, has developed a new video to highlight the dairy program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and ... Extension, and teaching programs at Ohio State with focus on dairy cattle, including the Columbus and Wooster ...

  5. VOLUME 23, ISSUE 2

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2

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  6. Dairy Numbers Considered: A look at 2019 and 2020

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/dairy-numbers-considered-look-2019-and-2020

    Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Farm Management Specialist, Ohio State University Extension The first half ... management tools are not designed to deal with producer price differential risk. Figure 1. Class III, ... struggled. The 2020 analysis will show the same. That is good news and bad news, depending on which group you ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    December at $16.12/cwt, followed by a further decrease to $15.56/cwt in February. Nutrient prices It can be ... nutrient costs to this time last year, however, NEL and MP are about 42 and 36% higher than January 2020 ... estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing ...

  8. Are You Ready for Death to Knock on Your Farm Business Door?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/are-you-ready-death-knock-your-farm-business-door

    didn’t I finish the new version of my will?  Does anyone know the combination to the safe?  Does anyone ... trigger or moment which will cause you to pause and think about your mortality? Granted, death is a topic ... that many are not comfortable talking about. However, our challenge as farm managers is to make time to ...

  9. Beef Sire Selection Program Being Offered to Dairy Producers

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/beef-sire-selection-program-being-offered-dairy

    a surplus of heifers to enter the herd. In an effort to manage heifer numbers and add value to bull calves, ... increased focus on producing a higher value beef animal, it is important to understand what contributes to ...

  10. Technology and Data Management on the Dairy Farm – Miniseries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/technology-and-data-management-dairy-farm-%E2%80%93

    robots, to sophisticated software….Farmers are increasingly using technology to make management decisions ... in need of new technologies to become leaner and greener, it’s dairy farming. Many different kinds of ... management style, familiarity with computers, ease of use, type of housing system, and perceived benefit to ...

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