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  1. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    normal again, although hopefully not as bad as 2019. The purpose of this article is to stimulate our ... weather outlook for our spring planting season is not encouraging, as it is expected to be wetter than ... you can get in the field. Below are some examples. Make sure your fuel supply is full and fill the ...

  2. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    (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 to 6.8. Soil ... forage establishment in the spring. Make sure soil pH and fertility are in the recommended ranges. Follow ... the Tri-State Soil Fertility Recommendations ...

  3. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    Protocols allow a farm employee to know what the farm manager/owner and/or their supervisor expects of them ... useful to cross train farm employees and build some resiliency into the farm operation. Whether the farm ... some of your employees, can you have the protocol written in their native language? An article I read ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    value added by some suppliers in the form of nutritional services, blending, terms of credit, etc. Also, ... April Frye White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... within a commodity type can vary considerably because of quality differences as well as non-nutritional ...

  5. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    life, our work situation, and some segments of the dairy industry, we were not expecting the impact on ... less than one week ago, with some areas reporting $1.30/gal or less. With this lower demand for fuel, ... the demand for ethanol follows. Because of this lower demand, some ethanol plants are reducing ...

  6. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    either some type of hand grab, twist, or squeeze test or the use of some instrument/tool. By far, the ... most common method of determining forage moisture content is some variation of the hand test. For ... certainty and an actual forage moisture percentage number, there are some other tools that can be ...

  7. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... production in early lactation. The researchers collected over 125 treatment means from published journal ... confirmed the NRC (2001) recommendations that heifers require more MP than cows.  If management conditions ...

  8. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    developed at OARDC in 1984 and 1992. Minor adjustments have been made since then, but our lab is in the ... – 0.20 NEL (Mcal/lb) = 0.66* ME When our equation was developed, commercial feed testing labs did not ... measure starch, but it is now a routine assay. One improvement we are making to our equation is to replace ...

  9. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    current human viral outbreak and keep our farms running. Unless they are sick, farmers don’t usually tell ... their workers to stay home, but through keeping social distance on the farm and increasing many of our ... disinfecting our boots, we need to disinfect all surfaces around us and all our employees touch. This may also ...

  10. CANCELLED- Successful Co-Parenting Class for April 8, 2020

    https://washington.osu.edu/news/cancelled-successful-co-parenting-class-april-8-2020

    May 11th class is only postponed- with a date to be determined. The court has been notified of our ...

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