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  1. Evaluating Forage Stands After the Winter Season

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/evaluating-forage-stands-after-winter-season

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, Ohio State University As winter releases its grip, forage crops initiate new spring growth. April is a good time to walk hay fields and pastures to assess stand density and plant vigor. I don't expect any major probl ...

  2. Economics of Dairy Production in Ohio

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/economics-dairy-production-ohio

    Dr. Don Breece, Farm Management Specialist, OSU Extension Analysis of dairy enterprises found in the Ohio Farm Business Summary 1 reveals feed cost as the number one reason for the difference in profitability of Ohio dairy farms. In the past seven years, ...

  3. Viable Alternatives for Animal Protein Feeds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/viable-alternatives-animal-protein-feeds

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge and Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Nutrition Specialists, Ohio State University In an attempt to reduce the risk of spreading Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE; Mad Cow Disease) and to lower the associated human health risks, the Food and ...

  4. Tips for Spring Application of Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/tips-spring-application-manure

    Mr. James J. Hoorman, Water Quality Extension Agent, Hardin County Extension Spring applications of manure can cause livestock producer's problems with the preferential flow of manure to tile lines. If not addressed by proper manure management, prefe ...

  5. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/tri-state-dairy-nutrition-conference

    Ms. Amanda Hargett, State Dairy Extension Associate, Ohio State University (top of page) The 13th annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference (TSDNC) will be held April 27 & 28, 2004 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN. The objective of the Co ...

  6. Dairy Policy and Market Watch

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/dairy-policy-and-market-watch

    Dr. Cameron Thraen, Milk Marketing Specialist, Ohio State University, Additional milk marketing information by Dr. Thraen Policy Watch The real pressing issue for Federal Order 33 producers is the depooling of milk caused by the joint effect of advanced p ...

  7. Even With $20/cwt Milk, Controlling Feed Cost Is Important,

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/even-20cwt-milk-controlling-feed-cost-important

    Mr. David Marrison, Ashtabula County Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent, Ohio State University In the previous edition of the Buckeye Dairy News, we discussed the need for dairy managers to develop procedures to adequately address heat de ...

  8. Heat Detection in Dairy Cattle- Part II

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/heat-detection-dairy-cattle-part-ii

    Recently, I received a phone call from a farm advisor who had concerns regarding the milk fat content in the herd of one of his clients. Cows were producing quite well, averaging 80 lb/day of milk, but the milk fat was hovering near 3.0%. Milk protein app ...

  9. Manure Application to Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/manure-application-alfalfa

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, Ohio State University (top of page) Applying manure to alfalfa is becoming increasingly common for a variety of reasons. There are several environmental, agronomic, and management advantages and potential concerns with ap ...

  10. Milk Volume or Components: What Should You Aim For?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-4/milk-volume-or-components-what-should-you-aim

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, Ohio State University (top of page) Late summer can be an excellent time to establish forage crops, provided there is sufficient moisture for germination and good seedling growth. It is also a good time to seed in bare or ...

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