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  1. 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

    The swath width should be about 70% of the actual cut area. The mowers on the market vary in how wide ... Extension Educator, Sandusky County, The Ohio State University The rainy weather in many regions of Ohio and ... cutting hay, and with good reason because hay does not dry in the rain! Cutting hay is certainly a gamble ...

  2. 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

    program for all or a portion of their lactating cows in order to add value to newborn calves. In beef ... birth weight of 0.61). Although there are several considerations such as market for beef-dairy cross ... March 2020 to March 2021 from one Holstein dairy herd were assessed. All cows were housed in free-stall ...

  3. 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

    pathogens which lead to mammary gland inflammation with the subsequent increase of somatic cell counts in ... fecal bacteria that are also commonly found in the environment. Thus, coliform count (CC) is an ... Possible* Possible* SPC High/No Increase in PIC Not Likely Possible* Not Likely Not Likely, but Possible Not ...

  4. 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

    University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for May and June were at $18.93/cwt and ... $17.63/cwt, respectively. Class III closed slightly lower than predicted at $17.21/cwt in June, with protein ... continuing to decline in price from $2.81/lb in May to $2.51/lb in July. The Class III future for August is ...

  5. 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

    prevalent and costly disease worldwide in large and small ruminant species, such as cattle, sheep, and ... goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... are characterized by chronic diarrhea with body weight loss in the later stages of infection. It has ...

  6. 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

    State University Extension Hay and haylage crops are grown on just over 1 million acres in Ohio (NASS, ... 2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ... addition, there are over 1.3 million acres of pastureland on nearly 39,000 farms (50% of all farms) in the ...

  7. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), milk cow numbers in the United States have increased each ... numbers were 4,100 higher than the same week one year ago. Milk production in May was 0.5 lb less than ... occurred in 2012 and 2020.  Possible reasons for this decrease, as described in the report, include: ...

  8. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    perennial forage stands or filling in seedings made this spring that have gaps. The primary risk with late ... and the rainfall forecast. Rainfall and adequate soil moisture in the few weeks immediately after ... seeding is the primary factor affecting successful establishment. No-till seeding in August is an ...

  9. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    listed in the Ohio Agronomy Guide are shown in Table 7-12. Table 7-12: Harvest Information for ... was measured after 30-hours of in vitro fermentation in rumen fluid plus buffer, followed by removal ... of microbial contaminants with neutral detergent solution. The results were not surprising in that ...

  10. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ... and preservation once it is stored. Taking field samples will be essential in getting harvest timing ... appearance of the milkline), or 40 days after silking (for Ohio). Dry matter yield in tons/acre is maximized ...

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