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  1. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ... addition to forage fertility research, will allow for revision of current recommendations for forage crops, ... state of Ohio (NASS, 2017). Fertilizer costs represent 40 to 60% of the variable input costs of forage ...

  2. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    for stand establishment success, regardless of what type of seeding you are making: Soil fertility and ... grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is 120 to 170 ppm for most of our soils ... decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April F. White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... were this time last year. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was ...

  4. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    cells per mL. Research studies have shown that milk SCC of equal or more than 200,000 per mL is ... soil on the teats, and counts higher than 100 cfu/mL usually indicate poor milking practices, dirty ... clean water promotes normal rumen function, high feed intake, digestion, and nutrient absorption- ...

  5. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    University Extension The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) ... Budgets available at: https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management/farm-budgets, and the Ohio State ... https://farmprofitability.osu.edu/. Sources: USDA Economic Research Service Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, July 2021 ...

  6. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    management of these grasses. The general guidelines for harvesting or grazing these summer annual grasses as ... shown here agree with a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University (Kilcer et al., 2005), who ... of water that must be evaporated for ensiling as yields increase. The Cornell researchers stated that ...

  7. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ... narrow windrows to allow more ground exposure to sunlight for a short time, and then once the soil has ... to avoid excessive leaf loss. Research studies and experience have proven that drying forage in wide ...

  8. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    efficacious vaccines as an essential management tool to control MAP. A recent study assessed the effectiveness ...

  9. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    of silage. Two other research studies also concluded that raising the cutter bar height from 14 to 20 ...

  10. Calendar of events

    https://ohio4h.org/newsletter/ohio-4-h-highlights/july-2021/calendar-events

    July 28, Conservation Chat: Oh, Crap! (Jeromesville)— 6 p.m. Ashland Soil and Water Conservation ... District (SWCD) is joining with the Holmes, Wayne, and Richland soil and water conservation districts to ... and hobby farmers—from 4-H and FFA members to our local Amish producers—to start thinking about manure ...

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