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  1. Time to Assess Forage Legume Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-2/time-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 ...

  2. Dairy Margin Coverage 2023 Deadline Is Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/dairy-margin-coverage-2023-deadline-fast-approaching

    Jason Hartschuh, Field Specialist, Dairy Management and Precision Livestock, Ohio State University ... consider if this program will improve your risk management in 2023. For the current year, 2022, 73.17% of ... producers to participate in the other subsidized risk management programs that are administered through ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April F. White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... $24.47/cwt. Nutrient Prices It can be helpful to compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The ... detergent fiber (pe-NDF) is about 18% higher than the 5-year average ($0.09/lb). These nutrient costs are ...

  4. USDA ERS Dairy Outlook: September 2022

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/usda-ers-dairy-outlook-september-2022

    University Extension The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) ... Enterprise Budgets (https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management/enterprise-budgets), meet with your ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Assessing Milk Price and Risk Management for 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/assessing-milk-price-and-risk-management-2023

    make sure we are assessing what the 2023 milk price may be and how to manage the risk of a milk price ... to produce feed. This makes it very important to manage the milk price risk for 2023. The September ... common risk management tools used in Ohio are the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and the Dairy ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    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 ...

  8. Use 2022 Profitability As a Catalyst for Retirement Savings

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/use-2022-profitability-catalyst-retirement-savings

    Extension Typically as we move into the final quarter of the year, farm managers will start to examine their ... For many farm managers, it typically means prepaying expenses for the upcoming year or by investing in ... bonus, earning income and paying self-employment taxes as a farm manager has an impact on future social ...

  9. A Farm Advisory Team Can Help You Succeed

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/farm-advisory-team-can-help-you-succeed

    University Extension Managing all the complexities of a dairy farm is no easy task.  Weather, animal ... nutrition and health, crop variety selection, managing people, and monitoring financial performance are just ... Team Approach to Your Farm Management, ResearchGate, ...

  10. 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 ...

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