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  1. 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

    a great bedding source but also removes coverage that helps prevent winter soil erosion. One option for ... this may be to bale the residue and then plant a cover crop to protect the soil from erosion and ... of residue is produced per 40 bushels of corn or 30 bushels of soybeans. This leads to about ...

  2. 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

    and early June when soil temperatures are at least 60 to 65 o F and up to late June in northern Ohio ...

  3. Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

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

    decreases body temperature of the animal but leads to significantly higher milk production during the ... lactating animals, heat stress can also lead to decreased DMI (Tao and Dahl, 2013). In addition, cows that ...

  4. 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, ... aren’t uniform, there is oxygen captured between bales, often leading to spoilage within the tube of ... under trees. These areas often attract rodents, lead to plastic damage, or have sticks that fall and ...

  5. 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

    https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/forage2008/table16.asp Kentucky: http://forages.ca.uky.edu/variety_trials (see Annual Grass Report) Soil temperatures ... pasture. Soils should be at least 60 to 65 o F before planting Teff. The first crop should be ready in 40 ... drought-stressed and waterlogged soils. More details on managing this forage can be found in a factsheet from ...

  6. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

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

    recommendations for soil and forage sampling. Take several subsamples, combine them together, mix, and take ...

  7. Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand

    sleet, and ice. One constant for most areas of the state is that soils have remained wet and/or saturated ... soils with high shrink/swell potential, exposed to rapid freeze/thaw cycles. During these conditions, ... plants can be physically lifted (heaved) out of the soil, exposing the crown of the plant to possible low ...

  8. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    adapted to cool wet soils. Forage varieties have been developed and are marketed. Spring barley will ... well-drained soils that are not heavy textured. Barley is the earliest maturing of the small grains planted in ... the spring. Spring triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and is well-adapted to a range of soils ...

  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

    providing farm extension services through their agricultural education mission for agricultural producers. ... In contrast such services are typically offered by Australian state government agriculture ... being undertaken at The Jackson Agricultural Research Station and the Eastern Agricultural Research ...

  10. Staying Connected with the OSU Dairy Working Group

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/staying-connected-osu-dairy-working-group

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crawford County, Ohio ...

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