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  1. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa it should be 6.5 to 6.8. Soil ... forage establishment in the spring. Make sure soil pH and fertility are in the recommended ranges. Follow ... the Tri-State Soil Fertility Recommendations ...

  2. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    weather outlook for our spring planting season is not encouraging, as it is expected to be wetter than ... normal again, although hopefully not as bad as 2019. The purpose of this article is to stimulate our ... tanks of all tractors that will be used. Service all tractors.   Get any needed fertilizer on hand or ...

  3. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    been made since then, but our lab is in the process of making a major update to the equation. Because ... the equation is summative, an equation component for one nutrient can be changed without affecting the ... (Mcal/lb) = 0.015*((NDF-Lignin)*(1-[(Lignin/NDF) 0.667])) where all nutrients are entered as % of DM. Those ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April Frye White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... Nutrient prices As in previous issues, feed ingredients commonly used in Ohio were analyzed using the ... can be used to appraise important nutrients in dairy rations, estimate break-even prices of ...

  5. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... production in early lactation. The researchers collected over 125 treatment means from published journal ... confirmed the NRC (2001) recommendations that heifers require more MP than cows.  If management conditions ...

  6. 2017 Webinars- Profiles in Service

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/node/722

    2017 Webinars- Profiles in Service Please consider participating or viewing our quarterly OCVN ... posted later.   December 13 - 12 noon-1:00 pm- Ohio Dragonfly research, presented by Jim Lemon, OCVN ... will be using iNaturalist for photo submissions. Many of our OCVN’s volunteer in good Odonate habitats ...

  7. Nature Now with Andrew Hoffman

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/nature-now-andrew-hoffman

    Field Report from Andrew:  (Andrew Hoffman is a Graduate Research Assistant with the OSU ... salamanders into what we saw on our wetland walk and that's what is going on at nearly all fishless ...

  8. HCS students selected as Distinguished Seniors

    https://hcs.osu.edu/news/hcs-students-selected-distinguished-seniors-0

    College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Patrick is a Professional Golf Management major, ...

  9. Fabric Masks Are Needed in Our Area!

    https://mahoning.osu.edu/news/fabric-masks-are-needed-our-area

    Mask Making dropoff locations  Mask Drop Off Locations If you are making masks for our area medical ...

  10. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    Protocols allow a farm employee to know what the farm manager/owner and/or their supervisor expects of them ... or built upon solid research, adapted to your farm situation. Training around the written protocols ... changed regarding how we understand a specific management practice?  Protocols can be updated, edited, ...

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