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  1. Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Releases New Rules for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-1/federal-environmental-protection-agency-epa-releases

    Maurice Eastridge On December 16, 2002, the Federal EPA released the new revisions to the Clean Water Act for CAFO. To be considered a CAFO, an operation must first meet the definition of an animal feeding operation (AFO). An operation is an AFO if animal ...

  2. Livestock Need Fresh Air

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-1/livestock-need-fresh-air

    John Smith Just because it is winter and cold outsid,e don't close up the livestock buildings. Good ventilation is important to animals as well as humans, all year around. When the weather turns cold, the natural tendency is to shut the livestock bui ...

  3. Working With Creditors When Times Are Tight

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-1/working-creditors-when-times-are-tight

    Dianne Shoemaker A dairy farm may operate with no debt and a few do. The majority of dairy farms, however, use some form of credit to finance their operations. Credit use ranges from long-term mortgages to finance the purchase of land, to loans for buildi ...

  4. Estimating Manure Phosphorus Excretion by Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/estimating-manure-phosphorus-excretion-dairy-cows

    Dr. Bill Weiss Manure nutrient management plans are required for large dairy operations and eventually may be required for all dairy farms. An important component of nutrient management plans is phosphorous (P) balance. On average, 55 to 65% of the P fed ...

  5. Milk Pricing and Policy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/milk-pricing-and-policy

    Dr. Cameron Thraen, Additional milk marketing information by Dr. Thraen Policy Watch In the policy arena, the event to watch is the introduction of Federal legislation specifically aimed at stemming the flow of imported dairy proteins in the U.S. market. ...

  6. Cost of Nutrients in Feedstuffs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/cost-nutrients-feedstuffs

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre From feeds to nutrients In appearance, dairy cows are feed converters. They ingest feeds and produce milk. But, we know that the amount of milk produced per unit of feed ingested is not constant across all feedstuffs. This is because ...

  7. Dairy Heifer Replacement Programs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/dairy-heifer-replacement-programs

    Ms. Amanda Hargett Ohio State University Extension is holding a series of Dairy Heifer Replacement programs at locations around Ohio. Topics of discussion are: Heifer Nutrition, Housing Heifers, Business Management, Heifer Reproduction, and Keeping Heifer ...

  8. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/tri-state-dairy-nutrition-conference

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge The 12th annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference (TSDNC) will be held April 8 & 9, 2003 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN. The objective of the Conference is to disseminate current information on the feeding of dair ...

  9. Dairy Farm Labor

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/dairy-farm-labor

    Mr. Robert Fleming About a year ago, I wrote: "Several trends are quite clear in the broad area of farm management. More farms are using hired labor, family or non-family, regularly to accomplish their goals. Farm labor laws, while still retaining so ...

  10. Are Your Cows Hot Yet?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/are-your-cows-hot-yet

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre and Ms. Dianne Shoemaker Did you know that, on an average, Ohio gets two days of heat stress in the month of April and ten days during the month of May? Thus, you shouldn't wait to start planning and implementing a heat abatemen ...

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