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  1. Living with Lower Quality and Limited Amounts of Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/living-lower-quality-and-limited-amounts-forage

    stands, resulting in substantial winter kill. Numerous stands across the State were completely destroyed. ... Other stands may have suffered less damage, but first cutting yields will likely be substantially lower ... forage supplies. Although less than ideal, several options exist that will stretch forage inventory and ...

  2. Making High Quality Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/making-high-quality-baleage

    Mr. Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crawford County, ... individual wrappers, which are usually ideal if feeding 50 head or less from these bales. These machines can ... wrap 40 to 50 bales per hour using less plastic, but they require uniformity between bales. When bales ...

  3. Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/heat-stress-dairy-cows

    temperatures that will be seen throughout the next three to four months. Heat stress results when an animal can ... standing, consuming less feed, and drinking more (Tucker et al., 2019). The temperature humidity index (THI) ... experience heat stress prepartum have reduced development of the mammary gland and less functional mammary ...

  4. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/manure-sampling-nutrient-analysis

    application and the results are used in calculating the field application rate. In practice, this is ... main disadvantage of this time period is that the results are not available to guide the present ... analysis results can serve to guide future applications. Annual manure sampling across manure types will ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, May 23, 2019. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for ... central Ohio on May 23, 2019 are presented in Table 2. Detailed results for all 27 feed commodities are ... commodities at one specific point in time. Thus, the results do not imply that the bargain feeds are cheap on ...

  6. 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up Coming Soon!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/2019-dairy-margin-coverage-program-%E2%80%93-sign-coming

    $2,573 Total payments                 = $13,616 Less 6.2% Sequestration        =     $844 Administration ... indicated that there would be announced margins less than $9.50 well into the summer.  If recent milk market ... different “expected payment” results depending on what the markets are doing.  OSU Extension and FSA offices ...

  7. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    because it causes rye to lodge if rates are too high. Seeding rates of one bushel or less tend to allow ... wear on the pickup but less erosion. The more common method is to use a flail mower to mow the stalks ... less pounds of water per pound of bedding than other crop residues. If the bedding material weighed ...

  8. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    harvest costs are greater; and fermentation quality can be poor with crops less than about 30% DM. ...

  9. Media Release: Agersens to Work with Ohio State University to Test eShepherd in US Beef and Dairy Industries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/media-release-agersens-work-ohio-state-university

    team at The Ohio State University had the expertise and knowledge the company needed to better ... make farming more efficient, more manageable and less labor intensive,” said Mr. Reilly. “Farmers in ... providing farm extension services through their agricultural education mission for agricultural producers. ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    $14.50/cwt. The beginning of 2019 has not been any better, and prices have averaged less than $14/cwt. ... replacements or dry cows. Nonetheless, current IONC suggests profits for dairy farmers in Ohio are still less ... Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on March 24, 2019 are presented in Table ...

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