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  1. Steps to Speed Up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    value much in that very mature forage. Before cutting though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm ... then once the soil has dried a bit the crop can be spread out with the tedder. Tedding twice may ...

  2. OFGC Summer Forage Field Days- Crawford County

    https://forages.osu.edu/events/ofgc-summer-forage-field-days-crawford-county

    soil with multi-species grazing. August 28th Licking and Knox Counties (11am- 3 pm) Longhorn cattle ...

  3. Fertilizing hay and pastures

    https://forages.osu.edu/news/fertilizing-hay-and-pastures

    times when the soils are usually firm enough to support fertilizer spreading equipment and the nutrients ... are applied to actively growing plants when they are most needed. A recent soil test should be the ... can be helpful in diagnosis along with the soil test values. Where high rates of phosphorus and ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. OFGC Forage Field Days- Licking & Knox Counties

    https://forages.osu.edu/events/ofgc-forage-field-days-licking-knox-counties

    soil with multi-species grazing. August 28th Licking and Knox Counties (11am- 3 pm) Longhorn cattle ...

  7. OFGC Summer Forage Field Days- Wayne County

    https://forages.osu.edu/events/ofgc-summer-forage-field-days-wayne-county

    soil with multi-species grazing. August 28th Licking and Knox Counties (11am- 3 pm) Longhorn cattle ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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