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  1. Labor Management Series: Farm Transition to Non-Family

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/january-2016/labor-management-series-farm-transition-non-family

    University Extension Fact Sheet, Developing the Next Generation of Managers, which is titled Attributes of ... this person in current decisions.  Provide this person with a current problem and all the facts you ... list of Fact Sheet references related to farm management and transition planning, including: ...

  2. What Do Your Cull Cows’ Records Show?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-3/what-do-your-cull-cows%E2%80%99-records-show

    often there is something else that leads to low production. There are a few cows that are sold because ... things all lead to low production which is usually the trigger for selling an animal once they reach ... management decisions, such as developing best management practices to prevent transmission and testing of ...

  3. Milk Price Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-1-issue-9/milk-price-outlook

    Cam Thraen, Agricultural Economist The announced Basic Formula Price (BFP) for July is $14.77 per ... cwt. for milk testing 3.5 percent butterfat. This price is up $1.67 over the July price and $3.91 ... determined each month. The calculation is rather simple. Each month the National Agricultural Statistics ...

  4. New Online Application for Prevention of Johne's Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-4/new-online-application-prevention-johnes-disease

    Disease status of the herd of origin for the purchased cattle. Of operations that tested new animal ... additions, 74.6, 41.8, and 50.1% of the small, medium, and large herds, respectively, tested new additions ... for Johne’s disease. Cows that test positive for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis —the ...

  5. Taking Control of Feed Costs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-10-issue-3/taking-control-feed-costs

    nutrients, and thus, result in the same level of production. This is, in fact, the essence of applied ... often do you sample your forage for laboratory testing? How often do you check the moisture in your ... profit margins are squeezed, it is very tempting to cut on the feed testing expenses. The opposite should ...

  6. Heat Stress- Where Should You Start?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-3/heat-stress-where-should-you-start

    dollar houses) that are crowding out agriculture on the fringes of urban and suburban development. Kohl ... credit card balances. Credit card use is growing in the agricultural sector. Nationally, Kohl stated that ... planning part of how you do business. Most important, let information and facts, not emotion, guide these ...

  7. The Safety of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-10-issue-2/safety-insulin-growth-factor-i-igf-i

    bovine milk has in fact a very low IGF-I concentration. Daily ingestion from saliva and other digestive ... increased by 2 to 3 ng/mL (Juskevich and Guyer, 1990; Torkelson et al., 1988), thus leading to the 50 to ... quarts of milk. Milk is just a very low source of oral IGF-I. In fact, the IGF-I concentration in saliva ...

  8. Making Corn Silage in Drought Conditions

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-4/making-corn-silage-drought-conditions

    (as in fatal) to ruminants.  Silage from drought-stressed fields should be tested before it is fed.  ... causing nitrate toxicity in cattle.  See the following OSU fact sheet for more details: ... http://ohioline.osu.edu/as-fact/0003.html). Chop at correct particle length.  Forage (i.e., effective fiber) is likely to be in limited supply ...

  9. Dairy Farm Labor

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/dairy-farm-labor

    employment rules for agricultural labor including dairy farms. Federal Tax Withholding ... (http://irs.ustrea.gov) Since January 1, 1990, agricultural employers have been required to withhold Federal income taxes ... on their employees. Agricultural labor has always been subject to FICA taxes and its withholding, ...

  10. Managing Colostrum and Waste Milk on Farms with Johne's Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-6/managing-colostrum-and-waste-milk-farms-johnes

    might not be used for heifer replacements. Although it was designed to be a screening test to select ... HERDS (and animals) for additional testing using a more definitive test, such as fecal culture, ELISA ... In that work, Sweeney and colleagues reported the results of tests on samples of feces, supramammary ...

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