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  1. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    harvest reduces the amount of water that must be evaporated for ensiling as yields increase. The Cornell ...

  2. Winter Calf Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/winter-calf-management

    Calf jacket material should be breathable with a water resistant shell. It is recommended that ... off. The warm air going in their lungs warms the insides but be sure it is warm enough and ventilated ... and air quality becoming poor enough to cause pneumonia. When calves are first born and they start ...

  3. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    In a recent meta-analysis conducted at the University of Florida, Husnain and Santos (2019) ... or 12 to 13% CP of diet DM are adequate for most dry cows. Overall, results from the meta-analysis ... Husnain, A., and J. Santos. 2019. Meta-analysis of the effects of prepartum dietary protein on performance ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on May 26, 2020 are presented in Table 2. Detailed ... analysis. Feedstuffs that have gone up in price based on current nutrient values, or in other words moved ...

  5. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    initial weight. Place a 10- or 12-ounce coffee mug of water inside a corner of the microwave, place the ... 3 minutes. Remove the plate and sample, weigh it and record the weight.  Change the water in the cup. Replace the ... water cup and sample in the microwave and cook it for another 2 minutes.  Again, remove the sample, ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    software program SESAME™ developed by Dr. St-Pierre at The Ohio State University. The resulting analysis ... 2020. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on March 26, 2020 are ... outcome in the SESAME™ analysis. Feedstuffs that have gone up in price based on current nutrient values or ...

  7. 2018 Dairy Farm Business Summary Now Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/2018-dairy-farm-business-summary-now-available

    The 2018 dairy analysis work is in the books and is very reflective of Ohio’s dairy industry.  Several ... analysis program for the first time.  In all, 20 farms, 19 conventionally and one organically managed, ... completed the analysis.  These farms are located in 11 counties across Ohio, but mainly concentrated in the ...

  8. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    inorganic trace minerals works well. Organic Cu should be used when antagonists, such as high sulfur water ...

  9. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

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

  10. Feeding High Ash Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/feeding-high-ash-forages

    within the plant (for example, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper) and soil contamination that ... concentrations decrease as plants mature and is greater in forages grown in soils that contain high ... but generally by only a few percentage points. On the other hand, harvest practices and soil ...

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