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  1. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ... and the rainfall forecast. Rainfall and adequate soil moisture in the few weeks immediately after ... excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is ...

  2. Plant Now to Graze Later

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/plant-now-graze-later

    fields to allow the seeds to germinate. Regardless of seeding, always make sure to run a soil test for pH ... summary, prepare for late summer forage planting as you would other times of year – soil test, prepare ... their needs. Lastly, be mindful of forage varieties and their possible ill-effects if not managed ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    ($0.38/lb). The price of MP in the SESAME model using this week’s feed prices is very close to the 5-year ...

  4. 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

    soil on the teats, and counts higher than 100 cfu/mL usually indicate poor milking practices, dirty ... mammary gland health: (1) Feed and manage dry and prepartum cows to maintain proper body condition and ... dry-off and then compare those numbers after freshening.  Point #6: Appropriate management of clinical ...

  5. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ... for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ...

  6. 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 ... narrow windrows to allow more ground exposure to sunlight for a short time, and then once the soil has ...

  7. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    Budgets available at: https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management/farm-budgets, and the Ohio State ...

  8. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    efficacious vaccines as an essential management tool to control MAP. A recent study assessed the effectiveness ...

  9. 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

    semen. Adjust management for twin pregnancies: Increase the proportion of multiparous cows bred on ... gestation). Because cows pregnant with twins had reduced gestation length, this management strategy allows ...

  10. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/rain-rain-go-away-righto-down-ditch-and-drain

    table in the soil, or right above saturated soil. This of course depends on soil type, with some soils ... dependent upon soil type. Using our same clay example from earlier: for an “excellent” rating, tile is ... The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District supplies great resources and photos of two-stage ...

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