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  1. Controlling Flies on Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-10-issue-3/controlling-flies-farms

    Mr. Steve Foster, Extension Agriculture Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Darke County ... surface to the point of runoff at low pressures of 80 to 100 lb per square inch. Avoid contaminating feed, ... drinking water to become contaminated. (b) Permethrin [25%]. This product is not labeled for use in milk ...

  2. Risk Management Education

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/risk-management-education

    managing their risk due to volatile milk prices. Understanding the complex milk marketing area requires ... in a letter-study course on "Achieving Risk Management Success in Dairy" written and edited ... by the Ohio Dairy Risk Management Team as a part of the multi-state A.R.M.S. program. This 18-issue ...

  3. Establishing Alfalfa and Weed Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa-and-weed-management

    Mr. Jeff Stachler, Extension Agriculture Educator, Auglaize County, The Ohio State University ... done to successfully establish alfalfa? The first task is to obtain a soil sample or samples. If the ... field is less than 15 acres, then a single soil sample will suffice. If the field is larger than 15 ...

  4. Water Usage on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-1/water-usage-dairy-farms

    continually monitored, and risks for contamination be minimized. ... risks are being addressed. Therefore, we must constantly monitor water quality and quantity on dairy ... at greater risk for dehydration from water deprivation than older animals; the younger the animal the ...

  5. Update on Pricing Standing Corn for Silage Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-5/update-pricing-standing-corn-silage-harvest

    soils and access roads into the corn fields. What if soil conditions are wet when the corn crop is at ... and stored before it is fed. Costs, losses, and risks are associated with each of these steps. The ... further discounted to reflect risk concerns. The last factor affecting the value of standing corn is risk ...

  6. Effect of Milking Personnel Performance and Turnover on Milk Losses in Dairy Herds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-3/effect-milking-personnel-performance-and-turnover

    adjustment period of 14 day with a 66.5% performance was estimated for each new worker. The overall risk ... of TO. The number of cows at risk (cows/day) was estimated based on the RP (10 milkers) and herd size ... vs 95%) on milk losses was $27,920. Cows at risk and milk losses were higher ($14/cow/year) for RP ...

  7. Managing Feed Costs for Lactating Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/managing-feed-costs-lactating-cows

    increases the risks for several metabolic diseases. A spreadsheet has been developed at OSU to help manage ... production of grasses and should be applied early in the spring when grasses begin to grow and soils are ... harvest, when soils are firmer. Soils release more potassium after winter, so topdressing potassium later ...

  8. Goodlatte-Scott vs. the Dairy Security Act: Shared Potential, Shared Concerns and Open Questions

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-3/goodlatte-scott-vs-dairy-security-act-shared

    (G-S). Our results suggest that both DSA and G-S are very effective in providing catastrophic risk ... the fixed production history. However, more complete margin risk protection may still be possible ... using private risk markets to complement government provided insurance.             Both programs share ...

  9. Prevention and Treatment of Hairy Heel Warts

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-3/prevention-and-treatment-hairy-heel-warts

    or until the spray dries. Usually, the manufacturer cautions that you not contaminate feed or water. ... http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/PAT/recs/livestk/recbeef/beeffly.htm. Other resources that are helpful include several lists of insecticide products at Kansas State ...

  10. Ammonia Emissions from Dairy Farms- The Basics

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-3/ammonia-emissions-dairy-farms-basics

    sectors of agricultural production, the dairy industry is undergoing constant change. There is less than ... 2% of the human population today involved in agricultural production, yet the growth in population is ... Actually for Ohio, the number of agricultural acres per animal unit (based somewhat on animal size) has ...

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