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  1. Winter Calf Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/winter-calf-management

    deep bedded with straw manage this variation by nesting with their legs coved at least to the middle of ... lower temperatures due to less rumen activity. One important management step with calf jackets is to ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... cow numbers to continue decreasing for at least another 6 months. Nutrient prices are also on the rise ... A Bad Spring Equals Worse Nutrient Prices The weather conditions that farmers experienced during spring ...

  3. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    rye straw are 1 ½ to 2 tons per acre; it is recommended that you do not use spring nitrogen fertilizer ... a great bedding source but also removes coverage that helps prevent winter soil erosion. One option for ... this may be to bale the residue and then plant a cover crop to protect the soil from erosion and ...

  4. Establishing Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa

    and/or lime.  Management zones can be based upon soil type, topography, soil organic matter, or ... nutrient efficiency.  If you are surface applying lime and fertilizer, it is even more important to wait ... with glyphosate at least one month in advance of seeding and manage previous crop residue for good soil ...

  5. Feeding and Nutrition

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/feeding-and-nutrition

    Research and Extension Minerals and Vitamins Antioxidant Nutrients and Milk Quality Biotin for Lactating ... Nutrition of Dairy Cows Nutrient Management Estimating Manure Phosphorus Excretion by Dairy Cows (MS Excel ... National Forage Testing Association Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle, NRC, 2001 U.S. Grains Council ...

  6. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    adapted to cool wet soils. Forage varieties have been developed and are marketed. Spring barley will ... well-drained soils that are not heavy textured. Barley is the earliest maturing of the small grains planted in ... the spring. Spring triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and is well-adapted to a range of soils ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... are on the rise. Nutrient prices As in previous issues, these feed ingredients were appraised using ... important nutrients in dairy rations, to estimate break-even prices of many commodities traded in Ohio, and ...

  8. Fertility Management of Meadows and Pastures

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/fertility-management-meadows-and-pastures

    fertilizers, manure, or livestock nutrient cycling (grazing livestock). Let's first address the soil ... other forages. Is this a wise decision? Well, that depends. What are the soil fertility levels, what ... "Fertility Management of Meadows" provides excellent recommendations for fertilizing pastures and forage ...

  9. Spring Applications of Manure and Inorganic Fertilizer to Cool Season Grasses

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-2/spring-applications-manure-and-inorganic-fertilizer

    management of cool season grasses. Pre-establishment fertilization Soil testing to determine soil nutrient ... a manager. With the cost of these inputs rising over the past few years, routine soil sampling should be ... testing laboratory for analysis. Recommendations for fertilizer P and K based upon soil test levels are ...

  10. Addressing 2019 Agricultural Challenges-or- Dealing with the Impacts: Q&As for a Weird Weather Year

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/addressing-2019-agricultural-challenges-or-dealing

    Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Farm Management Field Specialist, The Ohio State University Extension To ... Cover crops on prevented plant acres Cover crop selection and management Livestock and forages Manure ... management Agronomic crops Farm stress New Q&As and webinars are added as needs are identified.  Have ...

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