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  1. Importance of Collecting Good Milk Samples

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-17-issue-2/importance-collecting-good-milk-samples

    contamination with bacteria present on the skin of the cow, hands of the sampler, and environment. And yet, the ... sample can put at risk the whole tanker load of milk).  For purposes of a mastitis control program, ... farm, cow, and quarter being sampled; use gloves to avoid contamination) Clean and dry teats and udders ...

  2. Manure Application to Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/manure-application-alfalfa

    manure on established alfalfa. Applications on frozen soils run the risk of large nutrient runoff losses, ... can lead to unacceptably high potassium levels in the forage. Soil test results are an essential tool ... timing strategies for applying manure to alfalfa and each has its advantages and risks. Careful ...

  3. Johne's Disease Testing Options: What has Changed?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/johnes-disease-testing-options-what-has-changed

    the Voluntary Bovine Johne's Control Program.  Veterinarians still administer risk assessments ... important one, is that the Ohio Department of Agriculture has been required to begin charging substantial ... veterinarians in helping them to assess their risks and to develop a sound management strategy.  The good news ...

  4. Facilities and Equipment

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/facilities-and-equipment

        Agricultural Equipment Compost Dairy Barns Midwest Plan Service Public Utilities Commission of ...

  5. What are LEAP and OFAER?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/what-are-leap-and-ofaer

    Resources' (ODNR) Division of Soil & Water Conservation, United States Department of Agriculture ... participate in LEAP 2 obtain soil fertility tests and manure nutrient analyses, which are two very important ... 2 training session is required of farmers who wish to become eligible recipients for agricultural pollution ...

  6. Milk Marketing and Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/milk-marketing-and-outlook

    Marketing Regulations, Dairy Division, Ohio Department of Agriculture National Farmers Market Directory Ohio ...

  7. Milk Volume or Components: What Should You Aim For?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/milk-volume-or-components-what-should-you-aim

    late summer. 1. Apply lime and fertilizer according to soil test and control problem perennial weeds ... ahead of seeding. Be careful with herbicide selection because some have residual soil activity and will ... completed several weeks ahead of seeding so rains can settle the soil before final seedbed preparation. ...

  8. Cost of Production Records: The First Key to Marketing Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-3-issue-6/cost-production-records-first-key-marketing

    Marketing Specialist, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, without ... a hundredweight of milk is key to formulating a good marketing risk management program. Cost of production ... etc. Only the actual costs of producing milk should be included. In today's agricultural ...

  9. Protecting Teat Skin During Winter

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-6/protecting-teat-skin-during-winter

    Temperature. Wind chill temperatures of less than-25 o F put teats at extreme risk to freezing and frost bite. ... cold, quitting dipping for one or two milkings may be a realistic route to reduce the risk of cold ... weather damage. However, because omitting post dip application will increase the risk of spreading ...

  10. Molds and Mycotoxins

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-11-issue-5/molds-and-mycotoxins

    conditions during the past growing season, mold and mycotoxin contamination of some crops, particularly corn, ... found on feeds that are not visibly moldy.  Moldy corn that is not contaminated with mycotoxins is not ... T-2, zearalenone, and fumonisin, with DON being by far the most common.  Mycotoxin contamination of ...

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