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  1. Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/valuing-bedded-pack-manure

    vary depending on species, feed products fed, and the amounts of straw or sawdust used for bedding. The ...

  2. Considerations for Managing Higher Fertilizer Prices on Your Dairy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/considerations-managing-higher-fertilizer-prices

    guess. Manufacturing may increase, but uncertainties in winter heating or other delays can impact production and ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    products should keep these prices strong through the end of 2021. This issue, the Class III future for ...

  4. Highlights from the Recent USDA Dairy Forecast

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/highlights-recent-usda-dairy-forecast

    2021 milk production was 2% higher than the same month in 2020, the number of dairy animals peaked in ... production for July 2021 was 14 lb higher than July 2020, averaging 2,015 lb/cow. Corn and soybean meal ... than the previous month’s projection.  USDA ERS is expecting milk production to be 227.8 billion lb for ...

  5. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/answering-farmers%E2%80%99-questions-about-pandemic-2021

    involved in production agriculture, our lives and routines may have been disrupted, but our daily business ... everyone of the importance of having a robust food production system to ensure a nation’s food security. ... becoming fully vaccinated (individuals need both doses of a two-dose series). If an individual doesn’t ...

  6. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/h2ohio-cover-crop-usage

    harvested as a forage or grazed after March 15. 6. Manure and/or fertilizer, based on the VNMP, may be ...

  7. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/livestock-medication-records-are-they-really

    livestock producer to do the same! Food Producing Animals In livestock production, a medication may be ... animals and it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that a safe product is available to consumers. ... relationship with a veterinarian who is familiar with your animals, production practices, and works with you to ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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