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  1. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    within the top two reasons for early removal of cows within US dairy herds. This disease affects cow ... mammary gland health: (1) Feed and manage dry and prepartum cows to maintain proper body condition and ... chronically infected cows. Biosecurity refers to not just the management practices that reduce the chances of ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Actual, breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, ... ($0.38/lb). The price of MP in the SESAME model using this week’s feed prices is very close to the 5-year ... average, although the prices of many feeds providing protein to the ration continue to be higher than they ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    released its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook ... month since July 2020 (see graph below).  The number of dairy cattle slaughtered at federally inspected ... Actions taken by some cooperatives and handlers may have discouraged higher production Increased feed ...

  5. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University Many dairy herds are implementing a beef-dairy crossbreeding ... March 2020 to March 2021 from one Holstein dairy herd were assessed. All cows were housed in free-stall ... crossbreeding program. The dairy herd was enrolled in DHIA and maternity data available on calf losses were ...

  6. ServSafe® Food Safety Training- Level 2, Manager

    https://washington.osu.edu/events/servsafe%C2%AE-food-safety-training-level-2-manager

    Click here for 2021 registration flyer. LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY- MANAGER TRAINING ServSafe® In-Class Manager ... Training ServSafe® Manager Training has become the industry standard in food-safety training and is ... accepted in almost all U.S. jurisdictions that require employee certification. Manager Training meets ODH ...

  7. ServSafe® Food Safety Training

    https://washington.osu.edu/news/servsafe-food-safety-training

    Click here for 2021 registration flyer. LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY- MANAGER TRAINING ServSafe® In-Class Manager ... Training ServSafe® Manager Training has become the industry standard in food-safety training and is ... accepted in almost all U.S. jurisdictions that require employee certification. Manager Training meets ODH ...

  8. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... Infected animals with MAP are difficult to identify and segregate from the herd or flock due to: (1) long ... efficacious vaccines as an essential management tool to control MAP. A recent study assessed the effectiveness ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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