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  1. Record Negative Producer Price Differential Slams June Milk Checks, Why and How?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/record-negative-producer-price-differential-slams

    into cheese, butter, or some other manufactured product. Figure 4: Milk utilization by class and total ...

  2. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    quite high now because of manufacturing issues. Hoof health has long term implications; therefore, if ...

  3. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    tractor seats, it may be beneficial to wrap them in plastic to allow for better cleaning. Once wrapped in ... plastic, these surfaces can be treated the same as all other high tough areas. Vinyl seats should be ... mouse, and touch screens can be cleaned with at least a 70% alcohol disinfectant spray or wipe. Plastic ...

  4. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    process. There is no denying that a lot of good quality stored forage gets made with these methods of ... equipment. Each has some advantages and disadvantages, but each used with the proper knowledge and protocol can ... weigh it and record the weight.  Repeat this process until the weight does not change by more than one ...

  5. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    involves equipment maintenance, work with the appropriate equipment dealer. To help increase the ... a rule, the temptation is to speed the process up, cut some corners, and save time. Understanding why ... modified?  For example, a new piece of equipment or machinery, remodeling of facilities, etc.  Has anything ...

  6. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    planting forage crops, but the process and many of the ideas will pertain to other spring field work ... not pre-inoculated.   Service all tillage equipment that will be used and have it ready to go, ... is ready to go. Arrange for equipment you will rent or borrow.   Calibrate the drill to the desired ...

  7. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    been made since then, but our lab is in the process of making a major update to the equation. Because ... between rows. 2 If kernel processed through rollers with < 3 mm gap, increase starch digestibility to ... ‘average’, such as mature corn silage, very finely or very coarsely ground corn, or extensively processed ...

  8. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    every month in the summer or on the manufacturers recommended grease internal. Logbook- If you assign ...

  9. Change Your Employee Recruitment and Interview Mindset

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/change-your-employee-recruitment-and-interview

    the employee recruitment and interview process.  Desperate for labor, the only job requirement seemed ... and a process to find employees that are the right fit for your farm.  Donald Cooper, an international ... chapters/advisors, career centers, and farm service persons, such as veterinarians, feed and equipment dealers, ...

  10. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/manure-sampling-nutrient-analysis

    a composite sample to send to the lab. Typically, samples are sent to the lab in either plastic bottles ... the field. Collect samples that represent the beginning, middle, and end of the process. If sampling ... during loading, use a plastic bucket to collect a representative sample of what is going into the ...

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