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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-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ... ($0.38/lb). The price of MP in the SESAME model using this week’s feed prices is very close to the 5-year ... 2021 are presented in Table 2. Detailed results for all 26 feed commodities are reported. The lower and ...

  2. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    50% of milk cow inventory, 64% of alfalfa acres, 36% of corn acres, and 31% of soybean acres were in ... occurred in 2012 and 2020.  Possible reasons for this decrease, as described in the report, include: ... costs Hot, dry weather in the western U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Drought Monitor, as of July 13, reported ...

  3. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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    and the rainfall forecast. Rainfall and adequate soil moisture in the few weeks immediately after ... seedings of alfalfa in late summer where clover has been present in the past. This pathogen causes white ... moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint guide" that soil should ...

  4. 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

    Extension Educator, Sandusky County, The Ohio State University The rainy weather in many regions of Ohio and ... but waiting for the perfect stretch of weather can end up costing us through large reductions in ... though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ...

  5. 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

    pathogens which lead to mammary gland inflammation with the subsequent increase of somatic cell counts in ... cells per mL. Research studies have shown that milk SCC of equal or more than 200,000 per mL is ... feed bank space of 30 inches per cow. Water should not accumulate in alley ways and/or bedding area. ...

  6. Creeping Towards Harvest

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    safe to say that corn chopping will be occurring over the course of a couple days, so keep in mind that ... appearance of the milkline), or 40 days after silking (for Ohio). Dry matter yield in tons/acre is maximized ... corn will lose 0.5-1.0% moisture per day. Therefore, do not start harvesting when the corn is of ...

  7. 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

    overall for the US (5.1%). However, the top 10% dairy herds in the US, in terms of calf survival, are ... program for all or a portion of their lactating cows in order to add value to newborn calves. In beef ... lactating cows. All lactating cows were presynched (starting at 26 ± 3 DIM) and enrolled in Ovsynch 12 days ...

  8. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    was measured after 30-hours of in vitro fermentation in rumen fluid plus buffer, followed by removal ... of microbial contaminants with neutral detergent solution. The results were not surprising in that ... inches tall). The BMR hybrid provided a longer window of acceptable forage for dairy cows. In this study, ...

  9. Make and Take Garden Art: Miniature Gardens

    https://mahoning.osu.edu/events/make-and-take-garden-art-miniature-gardens-0

    STEP 1- Register- Click  HERE  or call the office to register for the  In-person Class. Please ... the Mahoning County Extension Office by mail or drop-off   Join Natalie and Charlene in making your ... very own miniature garden! We will provide a mini figure, soil, a plant, and the container! Feel free ...

  10. 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

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... are characterized by chronic diarrhea with body weight loss in the later stages of infection. It has ... Identification of MAP in feces is performed by culture or PCR, or sometimes by serum ELISA to identify antibodies ...

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