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  1. Recognizing and Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/recognizing-and-managing-heat-stress-dairy-cattle

    heat stress can result in animal discomfort, health concerns, reproductivity issues, reduced feed ... managing heat stress in dairy cattle. Cows generate heat through normal activities of eating, walking, and ... because it costs you money. Reduced feed intake, lowered milk production, poor reproduction, and increased ...

  2. Corn Silage and Foliar Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-and-foliar-disease

    year show low disease pressure. When fungal disease is present in corn silage at harvest, research ... tar spot was found in Ohio. While it is not a new disease to the mid-west, it is to Ohio. Even while ... and effects on corn silage. Currently, there are no confirmed outbreaks of tar spot in Ohio this year, ...

  3. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    the ideal time for filling in gaps in seedings made this spring. The primary risk with late summer ... moisture status and the rainfall forecast. Rainfall and adequate soil moisture in the few weeks immediately ... Seedings No-till seeding is an excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination in late ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for June and July were $24.34 and $24.47/cwt, ... $20.67/cwt, continuing to further decrease in September to $20.21/cwt. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. Since the May issue, the price of metabolizable ...

  5. Corn Silage Harvest Safety Should Be Priority One

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-harvest-safety-should-be-priority-one

    gases are the most dangerous, these same gases are trapped in closed bags and bunkers during ... you will experience a burning sensation in your nose, throat, and chest. Instant death may result from ... these two gases happens most often in the first three weeks after the silo is filled. Tower silos and ...

  6. Summer Mastitis – Insights on cause, signs, and prevention

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/summer-mastitis-%E2%80%93-insights-cause-signs-and

    Trueperella pyogenes (previously classified as  Corynebacterium,  Actinomyces  and  Arcanobacterium) in ... to consider in the pathogenicity of disease are factors intrinsic to Trueperella pyogenes, such as ... vector for the bacteria to cause   summer mastitis in cattle. However, n ot only the presence of flies ...

  7. Annual Winter Forage Following Wheat Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/annual-winter-forage-following-wheat-harvest

    benefits to acknowledge.  Grazing cover crops provides the opportunity for a significant savings in feeding ... ryegrass can be planted in late summer to produce a high-quality forage in late fall to early winter. Sudan ... grass, sorghum x Sudan grass hybrids, pearl millet, and forage sorghum grow rapidly in summer and produce ...

  8. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/fertilizing-perennial-forages-dairy-farms

    the best times to topdress maintenance fertilizer on perennial forages. Soils are usually firm in ... be helpful in the diagnosis of nutrient issues. When recommendations call for high rates of ... and lakes. Applying too much K will result in luxury consumption by the forage plants, leading to ...

  9. Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/over-counter-antibiotics-will-require-veterinary

    marketing status. In 2003, FDA ranked antimicrobials according to their relative importance to human ... University In June of 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that all medically ... process for animal drug suppliers to change the approved marketing status of certain antimicrobial drugs ...

  10. Alternative Forages – What are they really?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/alternative-forages-%E2%80%93-what-are-they-really

    example to discuss first is the use of small grains as a cover crop in a corn and soybean cropping system; ... and then small grain harvest/straw production to happen early enough in the summer to allow for a crop ... I, too, have been swept up in the promise of extending grazing seasons and beating the summer slump ...

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