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  1. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    can supplement this response with a well-designed soaker system. They will also increase water intake ... by 1.2 to 2 times normal rates, leading to water needs per cow of up to 52 gal/day. Frequent checking ... to ensure adequate available water is critical, including drinking space, well-capacity, and water ...

  2. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    dairy farms, May 25, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on ... outcome in the SESAME™ analysis. Feedstuffs that have gone up in price based on current nutrient values or ...

  3. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/ventilation-system-maintenance-critical-keeping-cows

    efficiency by as much as 40%. Meaning that your electric bill stays the same, but less air is moving through ... dirt on the fan blades, shutters, and protective shrouds decreases air movement and increases the power ... cautious of water entering unsealed motors. After washing, allow fans to dry and grease bearings before ...

  4. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    farms and years. For example, in 2019 the 33 Ohio Farm Business Analysis corn silage enterprises ... Business Analysis program, we do an enterprise analysis for the dairy, and most farms also complete ... enterprise analysis of their crop enterprises. Let’s take a closer look at corn silage production for the ...

  5. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    plant, will help improve chances for successful forage establishment. Check now to make sure soil pH and ... fertility are in the recommended ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations ... (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa, it should be 6.5 – 6.8. ...

  6. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    dairy farms, March 26, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on ... their outcome in the SESAME™ analysis. Feedstuffs that have gone up in price based on current nutrient ...

  7. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    it to be spread as soon as the field is fit (hopefully you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if ... work tasks that you will need to do when the weather and soils are fit, then prioritize them. Think ...

  8. Dairy Numbers Considered: A look at 2019 and 2020

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/dairy-numbers-considered-look-2019-and-2020

    participated in the 2019 analysis. We will look at data for 17 conventional farms with completed analyses. Herd ... unanticipated can happen without notice. The 2019 analysis showed that some farms made decent returns and others ... struggled. The 2020 analysis will show the same. That is good news and bad news, depending on which group you ...

  9. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    dairy farms, January 26, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio ... analysis. Feedstuffs that have gone up in price based on current nutrient values or in other words moved ...

  10. 2021 Pasture for Profit Schools

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-6/2021-pasture-profit-schools

    Goal Setting (30 minutes) Getting Started Grazing (30 minutes) Soil Fertility (30 minutes) Webinar Two- ... minutes) Fencing and Water Systems (30 minutes) Meeting Animal Requirements on Pasture (30 minutes) Webinar ...

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