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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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- ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

  8. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    semen. Adjust management for twin pregnancies: Increase the proportion of multiparous cows bred on ... gestation). Because cows pregnant with twins had reduced gestation length, this management strategy allows ...

  9. Recipe of the Month

    https://clermont.osu.edu/program-areas/family-and-consumer-sciences/recipe-month

          2016 Recipes Our Favorite Chicken Noodle Soup January Stuffed Peppers February Fish Sandwich March    ...

  10. 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 ...

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