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  1. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    Extension Educator, Sandusky County, The Ohio State University The rainy weather in many regions of Ohio and ... surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... forage quality as the crop matures. As we keep waiting for perfect haymaking weather, we will reach the ...

  2. Stay Safe Watching Aerial Applications Over Farm Fields

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-safe-watching-aerial-applications-over

    Gigi Neal, ANR Educator Clermont County and Dee Jepsen, Professor and State Agricultural Safety ... Leader Many times, we see an airplane or helicopter going over head and it catches our attention to look ... fertilizers and pesticides. Aerial applications, also known as crop dusting, is common in Ohio. It is ...

  3. Hay Baler Safety

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/hay-baler-safety

    a concern. Because changing weather conditions can quickly lower hay and straw quality, baling is often done ... with limited time. Therefore, operators must always work safely as no hay or straw crop is worth injury ... or death. Careless operation that saves time but injures workers is never a good option. Balers can ...

  4. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University Many dairy herds are implementing a beef-dairy crossbreeding ... March 2020 to March 2021 from one Holstein dairy herd were assessed. All cows were housed in free-stall ... timed-AI (~60% of cows were bred on heat detection and ~40% of cows on timed-AI). Multiparous cows ...

  5. 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

    Medicine, Ohio State University Extension Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants ... lack of reliable diagnostic methods. Newborn animals are infected at the time of parturition by ... age, then vaccinated and nonvaccinated control calves were inoculated orally three times with live MAP ...

  6. Keeping the Next Generation Safe

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/keeping-next-generation-safe

    All the time spent on the farm watching parents feed the cattle and work the ground really motivates ... thumb is “one seat one rider.” Supervise all children. Do not leave them alone on the farm or ranch. ... participate in local farm and ranch safety activities.  Developmental Stages An article by Penn State ...

  7. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safely-keeping-farm-clean-cut

    farm chores are complete, for many farmers this means cleaning up overgrown pastures, buffer strips, ... topography and in many areas of Ohio this involves steep slopes. Some ways to avoid equipment rollover ... the points of adjustment. Add weight to the front and rear end of the tractor to improve balance and ...

  8. Take Action Against Combine and Field Fires

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/take-action-against-combine-and-field-fires

    pre-planning for fire emergencies.  Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for combine fires. Other states leading the ... Wayne Dellinger, ANR Educator Union County and Dee Jepsen, Professor and State Agricultural Safety ... Leader Weather conditions have helped Ohio wheat fields mature – but these same conditions can lead to an ...

  9. Stay Hydrated this Summer

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

    a story about the summers he spent helping bale hay at his uncle’s farm. He and his cousins would spend ... 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. ...

  10. Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/can-animals-spread-disease-humans

    What are some ways to help prevent the spread? The AgriSafe Network states that farmers, farm ... Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017) states that it is important to be aware of the common ways people can ... have been contaminated. Examples include aquarium tank water, pat habitats, chicken coops, barns, ...

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