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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April Frye White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... software program SESAME™ developed by Dr. St-Pierre at The Ohio State University. The resulting analysis ... 2020. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on March 26, 2020 are ...

  2. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... would require a greater MP intake than dry cows to maximize milk production. This is because heifers are ... cows consuming greater than 800 g/day of MP was for cows producing >80 lb/day of milk, which had ...

  3. Determining Forage Moisture Content

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    County; and  Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Stored forage is an ... conditions. Stored forages are produced and fed primarily as either dry hay, baleage, or silage. After forage ... moisture content is so important, what tools and methods are available to help producers determine forage ...

  4. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

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

    experiments conducted at Ohio State, we found that the true digestibility of ROM is very high (96%) and is ... commercial feed testing labs did not measure starch, but it is now a routine assay. One improvement we are ... steam- flaked corn. Future articles will outline additional changes we are making to the equation. ...

  5. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

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

    Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Establishing ... protocols have two basic characteristics; they are followed by employees and second, they produce a desired ... on writing farm protocols from Michigan State Extension suggested that successful protocols are based ...

  6. 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

    Veterinarian, The Ohio State University Extension Agriculture is no stranger to contagious disease. Drawing on ... many of these experiences, we know that we can pull together maybe from a distance and get through the ... current human viral outbreak and keep our farms running. Unless they are sick, farmers don’t usually tell ...

  7. 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

    Crawford County; and Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, The Ohio State University The ... situation. We surely all hope for a better spring than in 2019, but we are also being told it probably will ... planning and preparation now so we will be ready to take full advantage of what is expected to be very ...

  8. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    The Ohio State University Spring is underway, and thus, we expect it to be windy. However, the ... develop, we often are unable to measure the impact until after the event due to the uncertainty of the ... situation on the direct and indirect impacts to the dairy industry. Domestic demand and exports are in flux ...

  9. 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

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Spring is in ... will be creating problems when your livestock are experiencing heat stress. Ventilation systems often ... shafts turn smooth and are bearings showing wear? Inspect impellers for cracks. Are belts worn? Are ...

  10. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    Science, The Ohio State University Early spring provides one of the two preferred times to seed perennial ... cool-season forages, the other being late summer. Two primary difficulties with spring plantings are finding ... a good window of opportunity when soils are dry enough. The outlook for this spring is for planting ...

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