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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

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 2021 Pasture for Profit Schools

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-6/2021-pasture-profit-schools

    Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Noble County, The Ohio State University Pasture for Profit schools ... will be offered between January and March in 2021. Members of the OSU Forage Team, educators from the ... former Buckeye Hills EERA and beyond, and board members of the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council will ...

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