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  1. Getting the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-5/getting-last-cutting-alfalfa

    built up after harvest. Fields with optimal soil fertility levels (pH, P, and K) are at less risk than ... health of the stand. In this article, we will review what is known about fall cutting management of ... mid-September through October is the critical fall rest period in our region. Harvesting during this period ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Mr. Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... prices will not be very good for a little while. Nutrient Prices As in previous issues, these feed ... University to price the important nutrients in dairy rations, to estimate break-even prices of many ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... are 4 to 5% greater than one year ago and are backing the recent surge in demand. Nutrient Prices: ... The Ohio State University to price the important nutrients in dairy rations, to estimate break-even ...

  4. Considerations When Fat-Reduced Corn-Distillers Grain with Solubles Is Fed to Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/considerations-when-fat-reduced-corn-distillers

    6 weeks. In our study, the decreases in DM intake and milk fat yield of cows fed the 30% RFDG diet become ... yield, and milk fat yield compared to the control diet in our study (Table 1). Table 1. Dry matter intake ...

  5. Effective Employee Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-4/effective-employee-management

    management does not happen by accident. It requires recognizing our shortfalls as managers and the need to ... labor needs and as a result, most dairy farm owners find themselves in the position of managing ... employees. Employee management requires another skill set that is quite different from the skill set required ...

  6. Livestock Building Rental Considerations

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/livestock-building-rental-considerations

    that I know of is a May 2014 document by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee. It is ... a rental agreement. The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee publication “Rental Agreements ... insurance, and repairs. In our example, those cash costs equal $12,675. From a purely economic point of view, ...

  7. Introduction of Dr. Luis Moraes, A New Faculty Member at Ohio State

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-1/introduction-dr-luis-moraes-new-faculty-member-ohio

    lactating cattle. At OSU, his research plans are to develop mathematical models that incorporate nutrient ... University on December 15, 2016. He grew up in Brazil where his family owns and manages a beef cattle ... California-Davis. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis in the Department of Animal Science until ...

  8. What are LEAP and OFAER?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/what-are-leap-and-ofaer

    participate in LEAP 2 obtain soil fertility tests and manure nutrient analyses, which are two very important ... Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP). Funds are available to help livestock, dairy, and poultry farmers who ... Program To help Ohio's livestock and poultry producers identify and address key management issues ...

  9. Management in Today’s Dairy Economy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-3/management-today%E2%80%99s-dairy-economy

    negatively impacting animal health or milk production? Can you adjust the dry cow diet or management to ... reduce expenses without a negative result? Can changes be made in your cropping program? Are you soil ... reduced, but I caution you in doing so. A pH imbalance can result in poor nutrient uptake and reduced ...

  10. Using Manure with Growing Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-6/using-manure-growing-crops

    manure to a growing crop allows the farmer to capture more of the manure's nutrients and potentially ... save on purchased fertilizer. The OSU Extension has applied swine manure to growing crops on several ... research plots in recent years in an attempt to make maximum use of the available nitrogen. In addition to ...

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