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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. Using Mindfulness Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/news/using-mindfulness-practices-during-covid-19-pandemic

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 Manage Anxiety & Stress ... cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Coronavirus Information, Families, ... med.virginia.edu/mindfulness-center/continue-your-practice/audio-recordings UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, free guided meditations marc.ucla.edu/mindful-meditations ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    current human viral outbreak and keep our farms running. Unless they are sick, farmers don’t usually tell ... their workers to stay home, but through keeping social distance on the farm and increasing many of our ... disinfecting our boots, we need to disinfect all surfaces around us and all our employees touch. This may also ...

  9. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    is also the time when our barn ventilation systems roar back to life to keep our cows and calves ... maintenance, we can keep our ventilation system working at maximum efficiency, keeping cows cool and ...

  10. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    damage before it hits. While many of us were focusing on the many aspects of COVID-19 on our personal ... life, our work situation, and some segments of the dairy industry, we were not expecting the impact on ...

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