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  1. Preparing Your Dairy Herd for the Fall Football Season

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/preparing-your-dairy-herd-fall-football-season

    perform properly in the fall and prepare the cow herd to win each game. Corn silage harvest is in the ... prepare.  Day Length The most consistent research response many university and farm data in the northern ... U.S. has been the response in milk production to long day lighting. An added 4 to 6 lb/day of milk per ...

  2. Assessing Milk Price and Risk Management for 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/assessing-milk-price-and-risk-management-2023

    downturn. Talking to input suppliers for commodity/feed crops, it appears that prices may be higher in 2023 ... while the 2023 all milk price is less at $22.70/cwt. The increased price was due to slower growth in cow ... common risk management tools used in Ohio are the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and the Dairy ...

  3. Use 2022 Profitability As a Catalyst for Retirement Savings

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/use-2022-profitability-catalyst-retirement-savings

    financial records in order to estimate the potential net farm income for the year and make plans on how to ... products. Additionally, operations may have seen increased revenue due to cash grain sales, in spite of ... For many farm managers, it typically means prepaying expenses for the upcoming year or by investing in ...

  4. Statewide Sheep Tour- Oct. 15-16, 2022

    https://hardin.osu.edu/news/statewide-sheep-tour-october-15-16-2022

    finishing feedlot in Ohio feeding several thousand lambs from all over the United States. This farm has more ... at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 15. Greg and Bev Miller are the host of this stop which is in the prime ... own lambs for market. The third stop on the tour will be Skyline Farms (14501 Skyline Drive, Danville, ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    University Milk Prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for August and September were $20.67/cwt and ... to the increased December corn futures this year, corn silage has once again increased in value by ... silage continues to be a bargain feed in dairy cattle rations. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ...

  6. USDA ERS Dairy Outlook: September 2022

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/usda-ers-dairy-outlook-september-2022

    dairy cattle.  July milk production per cow averaged 2,033 pounds. The all-milk price in July was ... reported at $25.70/cwt, $1.20 lower than June but $7.90 above July 2021.  Alfalfa hay in July was $31/ton ... higher than in June and $70/ton higher compared to June 2021, coming in at $276/ton.  The milk-feed ratio ...

  7. Fall Manure Application and Cover Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/fall-manure-application-and-cover-crops

    benefit of cover crops that overwinter is the uptake of nitrogen early in the spring when fields are not ... yet suitable for traffic in March and April. The most common cover crops used with livestock manure ... Sudan grass, or almost anything they are comfortable growing. If a farmer is participating in the H2Ohio ...

  8. Preparing Equipment for Corn Silage Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/preparing-equipment-corn-silage-harvest

    Extension Corn silage is a critical ingredient in rations fed to dairy cattle, and in just a few weeks, the ... costly. A breakdown in the field can lead to delayed harvest and lower quality silage, resulting in poor ... equipment used in the silage harvest process so that down time doesn’t decrease your silage quality.  ...

  9. Ohio Laws Governing Manure and Mud on Roadways

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/ohio-laws-governing-manure-and-mud-roadways

    increase in farm equipment traveling roadways to harvest crops, haul grain, and transport silage from ... manure spills.  A similar study in Wisconsin determined that 30% of manure spills were attributed to ... addresses “placing injurious materials” on roadways.   The law states in Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section ...

  10. A Farm Advisory Team Can Help You Succeed

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/farm-advisory-team-can-help-you-succeed

    periodic check-ins to monitor progress. Getting Started Forming the advisory team is not difficult.  Again, ... you are already working in some capacity with each potential team member.  The goal here is to bring ... https://extension.psu.edu/what-are-dairy-advisory-teams (Originally published in Farm and Dairy, September 22, 2022) ...

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