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  1. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    used as additional sources of forage on dairy farms. This article discusses harvest and grazing ... management of these grasses. The general guidelines for harvesting or grazing these summer annual grasses as ... be limited to 10% of the total diet of lactating dairy cows, on a dry matter basis. For lactating ...

  2. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ... for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ... recommendations, we want to hear back from producers as to what current practices are already implemented on farms ...

  3. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... tell if it’s working? First, take a dime and try to feed it through the rollers. If it won’t pass ... By crushing the kernels, the starch is more readily accessed by rumen microbes during feeding, thus ...

  4. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    point where the drop in quality becomes so great that the hay has little feeding value left. In such ... Consider Desiccants Desiccants are chemicals applied when mowing the crop that increase the drying rate. ... applying them.   Maximize Exposure to Sunlight I once heard someone say "You can’t dry your laundry in ...

  5. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    intermediate. In a no-till situation, minimize competition from existing weeds by applying glyphosate burndown ... difficult situation with no effective control options in no-till management, so conventional tillage for ... the thin areas of those new spring seedings, so consider applying a grass herbicide as soon as ...

  6. VOLUME 23, ISSUE 4

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4

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  7. August 20 In-Person Escape to the REAL Forest

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/august-20-person-escape-real-forest

    amphibians, birds, woodland management, invasive species, and tree ID. Space is limited to 25 attendees.  The ...

  8. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2020)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2020

    farmers. The proportions of fat and protein are useful in monitoring cow health and feeding practices ... dairy herds during 2016 through 2020 using the Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI; http://www.dhiohio.com) ... remains at a higher price than for fat to date. Optimizing management, genetics, and feeding to maximize ...

  9. Ohio State Students Take First Place at the 2021 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/ohio-state-students-take-first-place-2021-north

    challenge each fall semester to provide training for students in the dairy herd management course and other ... provides the opportunity for students to experience the process of evaluating management practices on ... Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences The ...

  10. Roseler and Weiss Inducted into the Ohio State Dairy Hall of Service

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/roseler-and-weiss-inducted-ohio-state-dairy-hall

    Science degree in Ruminant Nutrition and Business Management in 1990 and a Ph.D. in 1994 in ruminant ... dairy industry in his role as a Technical Dairy Specialist for Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed. In this role, ... he supports a dairy nutrition team of Purina employees and a much larger group of dairy nutritionists ...

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