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  1. 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 ... state of Ohio (NASS, 2017). Fertilizer costs represent 40 to 60% of the variable input costs of forage ... reliant on the best available information. In order to make better and up-to-date forage fertility ...

  2. 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

    forage quality as the crop matures. As we keep waiting for perfect haymaking weather, we will reach the ... Some rain damage is not going to reduce the value much in that very mature forage. Before cutting ... long-lasting effects on hay crops. We’ve seen many fields where stand loss in wheel tracks led to lower forage ...

  3. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, Department of Horticulture and Crop ... perennial forage stands or filling in seedings made this spring that have gaps. The primary risk with late ... summer forage seedings is having sufficient moisture for seed germination and plant establishment. The ...

  4. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, Department of Horticulture and Crop ... grasses, such as sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet, and teff grass, are being ... used as additional sources of forage on dairy farms. This article discusses harvest and grazing ...

  5. 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

    and Holstein bulls), Calendar week, and Calendar month. Background: A total of 6488 calvings during ... sires. 5. What has been the pattern of calf death loss at birth by calendar week? In the calendar week, ... female), and parity, season and calendar week should be considered when assessing calf death losses for ...

  6. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    here: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde. Production and Use Data According to data from the ... numbers were 4,100 higher than the same week one year ago. Milk production in May was 0.5 lb less than ... Actions taken by some cooperatives and handlers may have discouraged higher production Increased feed ...

  7. 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

    dairy products and fluid milk is greatly affected by the initial quality of the raw milk harvested at ... and without sufficient water intake, milk production will suffer. An adequate ingestion of fresh, ... maximize water intake and you will maximize feed intake and consequently milk production.  To improve ...

  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

    for other common production diseases due to body weight loss and debilitating immune response. ...

  9. Soil Testing

    https://butler.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/soil-testing-field-and-crop

    small scale horticulture production, less than 1 acre) Field & Crop Soil Test Form  (For ... agricultural production, 1 acre or more) Soil Testing Information and Frequently Asked Questions ...

  10. Emily Kahrs

    https://butler.osu.edu/people/emily-kahrs

    students succeed by learning a new skill whether in school, after school programs, or through 4-H projects ...

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