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  1. Compost Bedded Pack Dairy Barns in Ohio

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-1/compost-bedded-pack-dairy-barns-ohio

    velocity in warmer seasons can enhance cow cooling and water evaporation from the bedded pack.  Air ... high costs associated with transport of manure that is up to 90% water.  For dairy farms to remain ... evaluate milk production, animal health, indoor air quality, and manure handling of the bedded pack dairy ...

  2. Ohio Livestock Coalition Launches New Website

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-19-issue-2/ohio-livestock-coalition-launches-new-website

    take a proactive approach in protecting the land, air, and water on and around their farms. The LEAP ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, May 23, 2019. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for ... of feeds according to their outcome in the SESAME™ analysis. Feedstuffs that have gone up in price or ...

  4. Nutrient Losses from Dairy Operations and Their Environmental Issues

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/january-2016/nutrient-losses-dairy-operations-and-their-environmental

    nutrient losses and environmental (air, soil, and water) impacts. Among the livestock sector in Ohio, dairy ... and is a pollutant that can contaminate air, soil, and water when manure is not properly managed. For ... mitigating surface water (nutrient runoff) and air (ammonia emissions) pollution  should be a primary focus ...

  5. Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand

    sleet, and ice. One constant for most areas of the state is that soils have remained wet and/or saturated ... soils with high shrink/swell potential, exposed to rapid freeze/thaw cycles. During these conditions, ... plants can be physically lifted (heaved) out of the soil, exposing the crown of the plant to possible low ...

  6. Applying Manure to Tiled Fields

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-12-issue-3/applying-manure-tiled-fields

    etc. This can be avoided by matching the water holding capacity of the soil and the manure application ... system that needs to be managed. Soil texture, available water holding capacity, tillage history, as well ... soil water holding capacity. f.   Application rates should be closely tied to nutrient requirements and ...

  7. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/forage2008/table16.asp Kentucky: http://forages.ca.uky.edu/variety_trials (see Annual Grass Report) Soil temperatures ... pasture. Soils should be at least 60 to 65 o F before planting Teff. The first crop should be ready in 40 ... drought-stressed and waterlogged soils. More details on managing this forage can be found in a factsheet from ...

  8. Tips for Spring Application of Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-2/tips-spring-application-manure

    Liquid manure acts just like water! Through gravity, water and manure move downward through the soil ... depend upon the available water capacity (AWC) of the top eight inches of the soil. Manure should not be ... because the soils are too saturated with water. Drainage outlets should be inspected regularly if manure ...

  9. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    adapted to cool wet soils. Forage varieties have been developed and are marketed. Spring barley will ... well-drained soils that are not heavy textured. Barley is the earliest maturing of the small grains planted in ... the spring. Spring triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and is well-adapted to a range of soils ...

  10. Water Usage on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-1/water-usage-dairy-farms

    concerns in addition to chemical analysis is determining water intake. This can be most effectively done on ... "water is the most important nutrient", but all too often it is the most ignored nutrient when we ... risks are being addressed. Therefore, we must constantly monitor water quality and quantity on dairy ...

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