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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ohio Dairy Industry Forum (ODIF) Hosts Trade Discussion

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/ohio-dairy-industry-forum-odif-hosts-trade-discussion

    Mr. Tim Demland On February 11th, several Ohio dairy stakeholders attended ODIF's quarterly business meeting and trade discussion, with the following special guests: National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Trade Specialist, Jaime Castenada; Ohio De ...

  3. Risk Management Education

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-2/risk-management-education

    Mr. Robert Fleming Milk producers and the milk industry are faced with a new management challenge- managing their risk due to volatile milk prices. Understanding the complex milk marketing area requires effort and dedication but does offer substantial ret ...

  4. Milk Pricing and Policy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/milk-pricing-and-policy

    Dr. Cameron Thraen, Milk Marketing Specialist, Ohio State University, Additional milk marketing information by Dr. Thraen Policy Watch In the policy arena, the current issue taking center stage is the Milk Import Tariff Equity Act (MITEA) of 2003. This ac ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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