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  1. Feeding Lower Quality Hay Crop Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/feeding-lower-quality-hay-crop-forages

    production. Intake depression becomes substantial when diets have more than about 25% of the DM as forage NDF. ... milk production. 2. If possible, feed lower quality forages to animals with lower nutrient needs, such ... effects on the quality of first cutting hay crop forages. Rain either delayed cutting, caused substantial ...

  2. Forage Planting Decisions: Corn Silage or Alfalfa?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-6/forage-planting-decisions-corn-silage-or-alfalfa

    needed to provide enough forage NDF to meet the requirements of one lactating cow (average production ... 'best' forage for lactating dairy cattle. All forages provide the three nutrients needed in the greatest ... quantities by cows; energy (NE L), protein, and fiber (NDF). The nutrient provided by forages that is must ...

  3. Planting Small Grains in Late Summer for Supplemental Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/planting-small-grains-late-summer-supplemental-forage

    . Planting oat or spring triticale for forage production are probably the best options remaining for ... So they are good options for late September or early October planting for spring forage production ... Dr. Mark Sulc, Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Forage yields have been reduced this ...

  4. Agronomy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/agronomy

    Illustrated Encyclopedia of Forage Crop Diseases Ohio Crop Enterprise Budgets Ohio Forage Team Oregon State ... Forage Information Center Purdue University Forage Information US Dairy Forage Research Center University ... of Wisconsin: Forage Research and Extension West Virginia University Forage-Livestock Systems ...

  5. Botulism Prevention with Small Grain Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-3/botulism-prevention-small-grain-baleage

    produce a safe, quality forage. Good forage fermentation depends upon lactic acid production to reduce pH ... step to get good forage fermentation and to produce a safe, quality baleage product.  As rye, wheat, ... during harvest.  Clostridial bacteria are active when forage moisture is high, above 65% moisture. The ...

  6. Make Plans for Immediate Forage Needs

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-4/make-plans-immediate-forage-needs

    production and sound cow health. If additional forage is going to need to be purchased in 2013, now is the ... University With the drought in 2012 in many areas, forage supply at this point is very limited. Quality also ... forage this year resulted in good yields of typical quality forage. Yet, with the continuous, heavy rains ...

  7. Milk Quality Workshop

    https://dairy.osu.edu/events/milk-quality-workshop

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  8. Harvest Alfalfa Based on Quality Goals

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-2-issue-2/harvest-alfalfa-based-quality-goals

    quality of alfalfa forage and high forage quality is critical to good performance in high producing ... results of forage quality on the standing crop would be nice, but getting them is not practical. Now for ... the good newsyou can quickly and easily estimate the forage quality of alfalfa in your fields, and you ...

  9. Rations for Good Rumen Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-2-issue-3/rations-good-rumen-health

    The first priority of dairy rations should be to maintain rumen health. Traditionally, forages of ... bovines, fine-tuned rations are needed to balance rumen health with high productivity. Because of the ... variation among various forages, most people balance rations for fiber concentration in the diet. Many use ...

  10. NEW RELEASE: 15 Measures of Dairy Farm Competitiveness

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-5/new-release-15-measures-dairy-farm-competitiveness

    Benchmark 1 Rate of Production Pounds of milk sold per worker >1,000,000 ECM 1 2 Cost Control Feed cost ...

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