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  1. Does it Pay to Increase Milk Components at Current Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-12-issue-2/does-it-pay-increase-milk-components-current-prices

    nutritional and feeding management changes aimed at improving milk fat will also result in increases in ... required to produce the higher level of components.  There are multiple nutritional and feeding management ... added by some suppliers in the form of nutritional services, blending, terms of credit, etc.  Feeds may ...

  2. Costs of Nutrients, Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices, and the Current Dairy Situation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-1/costs-nutrients-comparison-feedstuffs-prices-and

    considerably because of quality differences as well as non-nutritional value added by some suppliers in the ... Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Extension Dairy Management Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The ... especially for some byproducts. Nutrient Prices As usual in this column, I used the software that we ...

  3. How the Weather and Feed Shrink Affect Your Bottom Line

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/how-weather-and-feed-shrink-affect-your-bottom-line

    trailers can lead to increased losses from moisture blowing into the shed. Some of this is managed by ... over 15 mph are not the consistent norm, we often have wind speeds around 10 mph. In order to manage ... Even with feed bins, some wind shrink may be present as the feed falls from an auger into the mixer. ...

  4. Using Nutrient Cost to Benchmark Your Nutrition Costs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-1/using-nutrient-cost-benchmark-your-nutrition-costs

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Management Specialist, The Ohio State University In my regular ... feedstuffs. In our software, SESAME, we apply this method to compare feedstuffs and determine which ones are ... feed evaluation: one can establish reasonable benchmarks for nutrition costs. Traditionally, this has ...

  5. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

    https://dairy.osu.edu/events/tri-state-dairy-nutrition-conference

    The Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference is a 26-year collaborative effort between The Ohio State ... nutrition consultants, Extension personnel, university students, veterinarians, and interested dairy ...

  6. Getting the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

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

    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 ... built up after harvest. Fields with optimal soil fertility levels (pH, P, and K) are at less risk than ...

  7. Easily Collect and Manage Calving Records in Real-Time

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-17-issue-5/easily-collect-and-manage-calving-records-real-time

    calving management program should cover at a minimum the following five areas: (1) nutrition and ... University A comprehensive calving management program involves many components, but one of the most important ... a touchscreen application (app), for dairy producers and personnel to easily record and manage calving-related ...

  8. The Costs of Nutrients and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-1/costs-nutrients-and-comparison-feedstuffs-prices

    by some suppliers in the form of nutritional services, blending, terms of credit, etc.  Also, there ... Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Extension Dairy Management Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The ... Ohio State University Sometimes I wonder if I live on the same planet as some dairy economists.  I just ...

  9. 2013 Ohio Dairy Challenge Contest – Program Continues to Expand

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-6/2013-ohio-dairy-challenge-contest-%E2%80%93-program

    Cargill Animal Nutrition. The Dairy Challenge provides the opportunity for students at Ohio State ... University to experience the process of evaluating management practices on a dairy farm and to interact with ... a partnership among Fred Hendren and his two sons. Dale Hendren and his son, Michael, manage the dairy farm. The ...

  10. Establishing Alfalfa and Weed Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa-and-weed-management

    acres, take multiple samples based upon management zones or based upon a grid pattern.  Management zones ... grid, one at a 4” depth for pH and another at an 8” depth for fertilizer recommendations. For good ... delay planting until the fall or next spring as stand establishment will likely be poor.  Fertilizer and ...

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