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  1. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    confirmed the NRC (2001) recommendations that heifers require more MP than cows.  If management conditions ... of dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 102: 9791-9813. NRC. 2001. Nutrient requirements of dairy cattle, 7th ...

  2. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    inorganic trace minerals works well. Organic Cu should be used when antagonists, such as high sulfur water ...

  3. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    initial weight. Place a 10- or 12-ounce coffee mug of water inside a corner of the microwave, place the ... 3 minutes. Remove the plate and sample, weigh it and record the weight.  Change the water in the cup. Replace the ... water cup and sample in the microwave and cook it for another 2 minutes.  Again, remove the sample, ...

  4. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    Protocols allow a farm employee to know what the farm manager/owner and/or their supervisor expects of them ... modified?  For example, a new piece of equipment or machinery, remodeling of facilities, etc.  Has anything ... changed regarding how we understand a specific management practice?  Protocols can be updated, edited, ...

  5. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    (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 to 6.8. Soil ... new seedings weekly for any developing weed or insect problems. Weed competition during the first six ... a concern beginning in late May to early June.   The first harvest of the new seeding should generally be ...

  6. VOLUME 22, ISSUE 3

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3

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  7. Change Your Employee Recruitment and Interview Mindset

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/change-your-employee-recruitment-and-interview

    Ohio State University and human resource management specialist, say that too many farms do not manage ... a farm before? and Do you want the job?”  A management mindset involves developing a recruitment strategy ... management consultant, says that businesses become what they hire.  If your goal is high performance and ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    allow producers an opportunity to pay off some long-term debt or contract feed for 2020.      Nutrient ... used to appraise important nutrients in dairy rations, estimate break-even prices of ingredients, and ... and effective NDF (e-NDF, $/lb) are reported in Table 1.   Currently, the daily nutrient cost of ...

  9. Environmental Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/environmental-management

    Environmental Management: Animal Manure Regulation in Ohio Emergency Action Plans (Iowa State University) ... Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship (LPES) Curriculum Nebraska's Comprehensive Nutrient ... Management Planning Nitrogen Management on Dairy Farms Odor From Feedlots Setback Estimation Tool Ohio ...

  10. Winter Calf Management

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

    deep bedded with straw manage this variation by nesting with their legs coved at least to the middle of ... Calf jacket material should be breathable with a water resistant shell. It is recommended that ... lower temperatures due to less rumen activity. One important management step with calf jackets is to ...

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