Time to Assess Forage Legume Stands
winter hardiness and disease resistance generally survive longer. Soil fertility: Adequate soil potassium ... to green up. Wet soil conditions and widely fluctuating temperatures have presented tough conditions ... a concern in northeast Ohio and wherever heavy clay soils are present with poor drainage. Crops such as ...
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 ...
Recognizing and Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle
managing heat stress in dairy cattle. Cows generate heat through normal activities of eating, walking, and ... is a concern when managing dairy cattle during the hot and humid months of the year. If not managed ... Extension professional for additional advice in managing heat stress. Sources: Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle, ...
Corn Silage and Foliar Disease
year show low disease pressure. When fungal disease is present in corn silage at harvest, research ... working with multiple universities across the Midwest, we only have limited knowledge on its management ... most common. Three products that researchers across the country are seeing lower DON levels with when ...
Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure
increase in fertilizer prices, there is renewed interest in the nutrient value of manure. This article will ... Extension has a good publication available on-line at http://extension.psu.edu/plants/nutrient-management ... /educational/manure-storage-and-handling/manure-sampling-for-nutrient-management-planning ...
Whole Cow’s Milk to Aid in Infant Formula Shortage
Extension Cow’s make some of the most nutrient dense foods that we know of. But can we feed it to infants? ... for more than a week for children of this age. Cow’s milk provides many essential nutrients, including ... magnesium, and selenium. But there are some nutrients that babies need that is lacking in cow’s milk, such as ...
Alternative Forages – What are they really?
in their nutritional content, they may just be less efficient at supplying the required nutrients to ... of beans to be put in, the benefits would be twofold – the cover crop would prevent soil erosion and ... crops may only be in preventing soil erosion if harvest interferes too greatly with other full-season ...
Summer Mastitis – Insights on cause, signs, and prevention
other strategies, such as fly traps, grazing management, teat stripping, and isolation of the animal ...
Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute: Dairy Outlook
University Extension The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of ... important risk management tool. Improved prices will likely result in increased cow numbers which are ... projections provided in this report are well researched given the information available today but are subject ...
Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins, and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices
April F. White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... May to $23.50/cwt as we approach summer. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to compare the prices in ... average ($0.08/lb). These nutrient costs align well with recent trends, and although nutrient cost per cow ...