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  1. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    appears to be staying there for 2019. Some farmers who have high quality wheat have been talking about $75 ... with all the recent rains. One option that has gained some popularity is precut rye straw. There are ... the field as it dries and bleaches yellow. The Pre Harvest Interval (PHI) for cereals on some ...

  2. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/manure-sampling-nutrient-analysis

    has a very good publication entitled “Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning” that provides ... results. It is available online at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/nutrient-management/educational ... /manure-storage-and-handling/manure-sampling-for-nutrient-management-planning. Manure sampling requires ...

  3. 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up Coming Soon!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/2019-dairy-margin-coverage-program-%E2%80%93-sign-coming

    Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Farm Management Field Specialist, The Ohio State University Extension ... attempt to fix some of the problems that rendered the Dairy Margin Protection Program largely ineffective ... hope that that will be the case! Second election for base pounds over 5 million A major change that ...

  4. Dairy Palooza 2019

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/dairy-palooza-2019

    enthusiasm of every participant! On April 27th, the Canfield Fairgrounds was the host site of our 9th ... the Grammers and their initial “leap of faith” when they agreed to host our very first version of the ... program. Our presenters are the best of the best, including OSU faculty, Extension educators, a registered ...

  5. Making High Quality Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/making-high-quality-baleage

    bales you can wrap an hour with the ideal goal of wrapping the bales within 4 hours. Based on research ... Types of plastic vary greatly in their stretchiness, which can reduce thickness by up to 25%. Some ... Moisture (%) Fermentations Layers of plastic < 30% Possible, but not ideal for fermentation. Some mold ...

  6. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    lb/acre at planting. Manure applications can replace some or all the N fertilizer need, depending on the ... number one choice for an annual forage in terms of overall yield and nutritive value. If forage is needed ... biennial in longevity, so it can usually produce some forage into the second year, depending on winter ...

  7. Media Release: Agersens to Work with Ohio State University to Test eShepherd in US Beef and Dairy Industries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/media-release-agersens-work-ohio-state-university

    utilize in numerous research projects to understand its potential as a livestock management tool,” said ... precision livestock data, which will be valuable to our research scientists.” The transformative eShepherd ... the way for the two organizations to implement research trials to determine the efficacy and economics ...

  8. Staying Connected with the OSU Dairy Working Group

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/staying-connected-osu-dairy-working-group

    the state, we have been recording them to post on our YouTube page “OSU Extension Dairy Working ... Group”. We also post these program recordings and articles that we have written to our Facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/OhioDairyIndustryResourcesCenter/  Some of the latest programs we have posted include: feed cost control, fattening up the milk ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    non-nutritional value added by some suppliers in the form of nutritional services, blending, terms of credit, etc. ... Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... in the “bargains” column. For example, your nutritionist might be using some molasses in your rations ...

  10. Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/midwest-regional-dairy-challenge

    farm’s management, cow health, reproductive program, nutrition, replacement program, and financials. As ... for me to learn how to evaluate management practices on a dairy farm. I attended the Midwest Dairy ... Challenge provided a great opportunity to learn more about dairy farming and herd management, but it also ...

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