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  1. 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 ... 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 ...

  2. 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 ... cows during the transition period. It can even cause challenges for calves before and after birth. In ... the U.S., heat stress is estimated to generate between $1.69 and $2.36 billion in total annual loss to ...

  3. 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 ... Ohio State University The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) program began in 2002 ... (https://www.dairychallenge.org/) and the first regional program began in the northeast in 2003. Since that time, Midwest, southern, ...

  4. 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 ... program are provided in Table 1. Not all herds on DHI are included in the table below because of the ... number of test dates, and given that some of the herds consist of other breeds than the ones shown. In ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for March and April were at $16.18/cwt and $17.20/cwt, ... respectively. Class III closed at $17.67/cwt in March, with protein continuing to decline slowly in price and ... butterfat climbing toward $2/lb ($1.95/lb in April). The Class III future for May is $18.93/cwt, followed by ...

  6. 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 surplus of heifers to enter the herd. In an effort to manage heifer numbers and add value to bull calves, ... 5 at 12:00 p.m. EST, for a series titled “Management Considerations for Beef x Dairy Calves.” Dairy ... a variety of topics related to marketing, genetics, and management of crossbred beef x dairy cattle. On ...

  7. 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

    properly ventilated. We often see temperatures in the teens and less than a week later see highs in the ... 70’s. Our ventilation system recently roared to life as temperatures in the barn crossed 65°F, reminding ... fans in need of cleaning. Be sure to disconnect the power supply before washing the fan and be extra ...

  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

    average precipitation in April and May. Planting opportunities will likely be few and short. An ... fertility are in the recommended ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations ... (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa, it should be 6.5 – 6.8. ...

  9. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Farm Management Field Specialist, Ohio State University Extension The cost ... farms and years. For example, in 2019 the 33 Ohio Farm Business Analysis corn silage enterprises ... impact cost of production and subsequently feed costs.  When dairy farms participate in the Ohio Farm ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for January and February were at $16.12/cwt and ... $15.56/cwt, respectively. Class III closed at $15.75/cwt in December, with protein maintaining lower than in ... March is $16.18/cwt, followed by an increase to $17.20/cwt in April. Nutrient prices It can be helpful ...

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