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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Midwest Women in Ag Community Education Series

    https://darke.osu.edu/news/midwest-women-ag-community-education-series

    operation, women are increasing their footprint in the agricultural soil as developers, entrepreneurs, and ... Technical Assistance, Education and Research Programs to Support Diversity in Agriculture   Women In ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 2021 Pasture for Profit Schools

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-6/2021-pasture-profit-schools

    Goal Setting (30 minutes) Getting Started Grazing (30 minutes) Soil Fertility (30 minutes) Webinar Two- ... accessible to registered participants. The videos will focus on more specific pasture management topics at ... the beginner, intermediate, and advanced manager levels. Look for registration details soon at ...

  10. 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 ...

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