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  1. 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 ... program for all or a portion of their lactating cows in order to add value to newborn calves. In beef ... birth weight of 0.61). Although there are several considerations such as market for beef-dairy cross ...

  2. 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

    prevalent and costly disease worldwide in large and small ruminant species, such as cattle, sheep, and ... Medicine, Ohio State University Extension Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants ... efficacious vaccines as an essential management tool to control MAP. A recent study assessed the effectiveness ...

  3. 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

    Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist and Greg LaBarge, Agronomic Crops Field Specialist, Ohio ... 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 ...

  4. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    management of these grasses. The general guidelines for harvesting or grazing these summer annual grasses as ... having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle ... inches tall) would have been acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle. The results from the experiment ...

  5. 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

    mammary gland health: (1) Feed and manage dry and prepartum cows to maintain proper body condition and ... dry-off and then compare those numbers after freshening.  Point #6: Appropriate management of clinical ... management. Note that dehydration and pain management should be top priorities for severe cases of mastitis. ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    difficult situation with no effective control options in no-till management, so conventional tillage for ... broadleaf herbicides labeled for use in alfalfa are only effective when the weeds are quite small. Before ...

  7. 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

    are 18-20% for small square bales (80 to 82% dry matter), 18% or less for large round bales, and less ... is over 30%. When utilizing preservatives, safe baling moisture can go up to 26% on small squares and ...

  8. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    Budgets available at: https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management/farm-budgets, and the Ohio State ...

  9. Take Action Against Combine and Field Fires

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/take-action-against-combine-and-field-fires

    a small fire; having the second unit will help with any additional flare-ups. Don’t forget to check that ... by 15 to 30 minutes before being noticed. A small gust of wind could rapidly turn that smoldering ...

  10. Stay Safe Making Hay When the Sun Shines

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-safe-making-hay-when-sun-shines

    extinguisher attached to the baler. Wear heavy gloves when handling small square bales. Be aware of field ...

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