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  1. 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

    proven techniques that can help speed up the process involved in storing good quality forage. While the ... in those short windows of opportunity between rains, and hopefully avoid overly mature stored ... RPM’s when tedding. Many of the modern in-line “fluffer” type tedders are ground driven and operators ...

  2. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    and preservation once it is stored. Taking field samples will be essential in getting harvest timing ... for every 100 tons of silage stored with 70% moisture, not including any storm water that may interact ...

  3. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    system. These summer annual grasses are best harvested as silage or baleage. Chopped silage stored in ...

  4. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    for several years of harvesting operations. Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a concern with no-till ...

  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

    introduction of infectious diseases onto the farm (by animals or people) but also practices that prevents the ...

  6. 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

    6 lb/cow/day of lost production. Figure one can be a useful tool for operating your cooling system. In the ... Stress Threshold (tan zone), fans should be operating. As the stress increases, more heat mitigation ...

  7. 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

    sessions for producers to help improve their operations and participated in many programs for ... success within their operation. In the past 3 years, Dwight has added the role of Dairy Tech Specialist ...

  8. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

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

    depend on the specific situation.  If the manure is stored in a lagoon, then when the lagoon is full, the ...

  9. 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

    A anemometer is used to measure the air velocity to determine if fans are operating properly. Be sure to record ...

  10. Technology and Data Management on the Dairy Farm – Miniseries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/technology-and-data-management-dairy-farm-%E2%80%93

    in both robotic and parlor operations will be joining us to answer questions about how these ... technologies benefit their operation. The farmers on our panel each have unique experiences using technologies ...

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