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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

    preparation (washing the teats with water, not using teat predip, and dirty teats) all known risk factors for ... pasteurization. High LPC numbers can be associated with improper sanitizing practices, unclean equipment, high ... indication of the efficiency of procedures, such as cow’s milking preparation and cleanliness of the cows’ ...

  2. 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

    though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ... The swath width should be about 70% of the actual cut area. The mowers on the market vary in how wide ... a preservative. The most effective preservatives are based on propionic acid, which is caustic to equipment, but ...

  3. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    seedbed preparation is probably a better choice in those situations.   For conventional tillage seeding, ... prepare a firm seedbed to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Be aware that too much tillage depletes soil ...

  4. 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

    birth weight of 0.61). Although there are several considerations such as market for beef-dairy cross ...

  5. 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

    2019 to current (graph courtesy of Dianne Shoemaker; FMMO = Federal Milk Marketing Order). ...

  6. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    the exception being the warm-season grasses like sorghum-sudangrass. Start preparing by imagining your ... Below are some examples of preparations to do now: Make sure your fuel supply is full and fill the tanks ... pre-inoculated. Service all tillage equipment that will be used and have it ready to go, including hooking it to ...

  7. Multi State Dairy Beef Program Being Offered

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/multi-state-dairy-beef-program-being-offered

    a variety of topics related to marketing, genetics, and management of crossbred beef x dairy cattle. On ... April 21, Larry Rose, Head of Regional Cattle Procurement for JBS will be discussing marketing options ... marketability of crossbred beef on dairy calves. Jerad Jaborek, Beef Feedlot Systems Educator for MSU Extension ...

  8. 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

    accompanying article on preparing now for planting, along with the following 10 steps to follow on the day you ... entitled “Drill Calibration” is at https://forages.osu.edu/video/. Prepare a good seedbed as soon as soils ...

  9. Beef Sire Selection for the Dairy Herd

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/beef-sire-selection-dairy-herd

    traits to consider in order to maximize the value and marketability of crossbred beef on dairy calves. ...

  10. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/usda-projects-dairy-production-2030

    to rise because of continued greater consumption of prepared foods and increased away-from-home ...

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