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  1. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    commercial feed testing labs did not measure starch, but it is now a routine assay. One improvement we are ... experiments conducted at Ohio State, we found that the true digestibility of ROM is very high (96%) and is ... Dr. Bill Weiss, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio ...

  2. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Spring is in ... is also the time when our barn ventilation systems roar back to life to keep our cows and calves ... consume between 20 to 25% of the total energy used on the farm. Fan maintenance is critical to keeping ...

  3. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    Crawford County; and Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, The Ohio State University The ... Then start doing everything that is possible to do ahead of time, so that no time is wasted on the day ... companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if not done so already.   Buy inoculant if seed is ...

  4. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    The Ohio State University Spring is underway, and thus, we expect it to be windy. However, the ... discussed in the January Issue of Buckeye Dairy News. With less travel in the US with the ‘shelter in ... price today is $2.02/gal, which is $0.67 less than one year ago, $0.43 less than a month ago, and $0.11 ...

  5. VOLUME 22, ISSUE 2

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2

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  6. 2018 Dairy Farm Business Summary Now Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/2018-dairy-farm-business-summary-now-available

    analysis program for the first time.  In all, 20 farms, 19 conventionally and one organically managed, ... Dianne Shoemaker, Field Specialist, Dairy Production Economics, Ohio State University Extension ... completed the analysis.  These farms are located in 11 counties across Ohio, but mainly concentrated in the ...

  7. 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

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... of DM. In dry cows, increasing MP intake from 800 to 1,100 g/day did not improve intake or milk ... allow feeding late gestation heifers and dry cows separately, income over feed costs could be improved ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    ambitious graduate student at The Ohio State University. Currently, April is working on her MS with Dr. Luis ... Ohio State University. The resulting analysis can be used to appraise important nutrients in dairy ... pay off debt or contract feed for 2020. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms ...

  9. Video Updates for Dairy Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-1/video-updates-dairy-management

    https://www.facebook.com/OhioDairyIndustryResourcesCenter/ and Buckeye Dairy News. Enjoy our latest videos: Udder Care Dr. Luciana daCosta with Ohio State ... Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Every year ... a video series to help connect dairy producers with Ohio State dairy specialists. This series will update ...

  10. Winter Calf Management

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

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Winter ... between your normal feeding times.    Another beneficial practice is to provide warm water at 63 to 100⁰F ... to calves within 30 minutes of finishing their milk. Water intake improves starter intake by 31%. ...

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