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  1. Are Ohio Dairy Farmers Satisfied With Local Suppliers?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/are-ohio-dairy-farmers-satisfied-local-suppliers

    Dr. Brian Roe, Livestock Economics Specialist, Ohio State University  The face of dairy farming in Ohio is changing. The structure of dairy farming has evolved immensely in the past few years with regard to technology, size of operation, and the geographi ...

  2. Cost of Nutrients: Ohio, May 2003,

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/cost-nutrients-ohio-may-2003

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  The cost of major nutrients remains high. The average cost per megacalorie (Mcal) of net energy lactation (NEL) has steadily gone up over the last 6 to 8 months. As of May 2003, NEL was costi ...

  3. Stretching Corn Silage Supplies

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/stretching-corn-silage-supplies

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  In many areas of Ohio, corn silage yields were much lower than average last year because of the drought. Forage supplies are tight and hay prices are extremely high, but on the bright side, first cu ...

  4. Fertility Management of Meadows and Pastures

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/fertility-management-meadows-and-pastures

    Mr. Tom Noyes, Dairy Extension Agent, Wayne County  With milk prices at record lows, dairy producers look for ways to cut costs and one possibility would be not applying fertilizer to pastures and other forages. Is this a wise decision? Well, that depends ...

  5. Estimating Alfalfa Neutral Detergent Fiber in the Field

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/estimating-alfalfa-neutral-detergent-fiber-field

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, Ohio State University  First harvest of alfalfa is fast approaching. Timely cutting is critical for obtaining high quality forage. For lactating dairy cows, the optimal range for neutral detergent fiber (NDF) of alfalfa i ...

  6. Heat Stress- Where Do You Start?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/heat-stress-where-do-you-start

    Dr. Normand St-Pierre, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  In an average year, heat stress costs $19.0 to $33.5 million to Ohio's dairy industry, or $70 to $125/cow/year. That's a lot of money being left on the table, especially in these ti ...

  7. For the Birds

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/birds

    Ms. Dianne Shoemaker, District Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  Not once have I ever heard a dairy farmer complain that they just can't seem to attract birds as well as the neighbors. Doesn't matter whether the culprits are starlings, cr ...

  8. Environmental Rules- Are you in compliance?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/environmental-rules-are-you-compliance

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Dairy Specialist, Ohio State University  The Federal Environmental Protection Agency released the new revisions to the Clean Water Act for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) on December 16, 2002. The staff in the Livestoc ...

  9. What are LEAP and OFAER?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/what-are-leap-and-ofaer

    Mr. Dave White, Executive Director, Ohio Livestock Coalition Livestock Environmental Assurance Program To help Ohio's livestock and poultry producers identify and address key management issues affecting environmental quality, the Ohio Livestock Coali ...

  10. Milk Production Enters Slow Growth Phase- Will Milk Prices Rebound?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/milk-production-enters-slow-growth-phase-will-milk

    As we approach the midpoint of the 2003 calendar year it is time to take stock of where we are milk price-wise and where we are likely to go in the last seven months remaining for 2003. The roller coaster that we know as the U.S. dairy market As we look b ...

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