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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Making High Quality Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/making-high-quality-baleage

    very likely at this moisture; higher bale densities and more wraps of plastic is required to better ... usually wrap 20 to 30 bales per hour and use twice as much plastic as a line wrapper.  Line wrappers can ... wrap 40 to 50 bales per hour using less plastic, but they require uniformity between bales. When bales ...

  6. 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 ... during loading, use a plastic bucket to collect a representative sample of what is going into the ... lay out a tarp or sheet of heavy plastic in the field. Collect the manure from the tarp after the ...

  7. Botulism Prevention with Small Grain Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/botulism-prevention-small-grain-baleage

    content and wrapped with plastic as baleage. Both of these harvest methods depend upon fermentation to ... indicates a minimum of four layers of 1 mil plastic is needed to get a good seal on the bale, and the ... plastic should be UV resistant. If bales are going to be stored for long term (greater than 6 months), ...

  8. Managing for High Quality Stored Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-3/managing-high-quality-stored-forage

    1.5 mil plastic within 24 hours after baling; sooner is better. Many producers aim for wrapping within ... it on top of that with a 6 mil plastic to reduce spoilage. Research has shown a return of about $8 ...

  9. Corn Silage Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-11-issue-3/corn-silage-harvest

    a bunker with plastic returns around $8 in savings for every $1 invested in plastic and labor needed to ... filling rapidly, packing well and sealing the silo with plastic.  Lactic acid bacterial inoculants will ...

  10. Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conferences, March 29, 2006

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-1/northeast-ohio-dairy-management-conferences-march-29

    but not having to uncover and handle plastic and tires before feeding. Futuristic? Yes. Impossible? ...

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