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  1. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    (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 – 6.8. ... fertility are in the recommended ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations ... plant, will help improve chances for successful forage establishment. Check now to make sure soil pH and ...

  2. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    of all tractors that will be used. Service all tractors. Get any needed fertilizer on hand or order ... it to be spread as soon as the field is fit (hopefully you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if ... not, do it ASAP and send to the lab). Calibrate the fertilizer spreader. Buy the seed (including any ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    March is $16.18/cwt, followed by an increase to $17.20/cwt in April. Nutrient prices It can be helpful ... feeds, including soybean products this year. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the ... protein. For January’s issue, the income over nutrient cost (IONC) for cows milking 70 lb/day and 85 lb/day ...

  4. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Farm Management Field Specialist, Ohio State University Extension The cost ... 3). What inputs were the biggest contributors? The largest are shown in Table 2. Seed, fertilizer, custom ... Fertilizer $100 $104 $111 $105 Custom hire $113 $95 $111 $103 Land rent 1 $99 $94 $108 $100 Real estate taxes ...

  5. Multi State Dairy Beef Program Being Offered

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/multi-state-dairy-beef-program-being-offered

    a surplus of heifers to enter the herd. In an effort to manage heifer numbers and add value to bull calves, ... 5 at 12:00 p.m. EST, for a series titled “Management Considerations for Beef x Dairy Calves.” Dairy ... a variety of topics related to marketing, genetics, and management of crossbred beef x dairy cattle. On ...

  6. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/ventilation-system-maintenance-critical-keeping-cows

    70’s. Our ventilation system recently roared to life as temperatures in the barn crossed 65°F, reminding ...

  7. Technology and Data Management on the Dairy Farm – Miniseries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/technology-and-data-management-dairy-farm-%E2%80%93

    robots, to sophisticated software….Farmers are increasingly using technology to make management decisions ... health, fertility, and environment. The decision to adopt a technology depends on factors such as ... management style, familiarity with computers, ease of use, type of housing system, and perceived benefit to ...

  8. Are You Ready for Death to Knock on Your Farm Business Door?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/are-you-ready-death-knock-your-farm-business-door

    that many are not comfortable talking about. However, our challenge as farm managers is to make time to ... State University Extension As we each traverse through our lives, we all are presented with moments that ... State University.  As our flight began its ascent to head south, the plane started shaking and I heard ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    December at $16.12/cwt, followed by a further decrease to $15.56/cwt in February. Nutrient prices It can be ... nutrient costs to this time last year, however, NEL and MP are about 42 and 36% higher than January 2020 ... estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing ...

  10. New Video on the Ohio State Dairy Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/new-video-ohio-state-dairy-program

    Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Its purpose is to bring attention to the research ... swiss cheese production. The dairy programs at Ohio State focus on farm and animal management, food ... production and processing, dissemination of the research to the industry, and training students for ...

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