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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-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    protein and milk fat at $2.45/lb and $1.85/lb, respectively. This marks a continued decline in both fat ... mark the 75% confidence range for the predicted (break-even) prices. Feeds in the “Appraisal Set” were ...

  2. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

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    attending the session stood up and described to the group what happened when he had an animal test positive ... for a drug residue.  An official from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came to his farm multiple ... times until finding him at home.  He was required to write a letter explaining what steps he would take ...

  3. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 1

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-1

    parasitic infections, unfortunately you’d be incorrect. An antibiotic is a medicine that inhibits the growth ... introduce a viral or bacterial pathogen in an inert form to prime the immune system to attack it, should the ... disease or cure infections, but instead reduce fever or inflammation that may be associated with an ...

  4. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

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    the majority of their contacts in their surroundings already have immunity.  When a virus infects an ... becoming fully vaccinated (individuals need both doses of a two-dose series). If an individual doesn’t ... to work. There is risk in driving a vehicle, operating machinery, flying on an airplane, and so on. ...

  5. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

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    $60/acre for all other types of manure) and plant an over wintering cover crop $25/acre). They would be ... full rate of an overwintering species. 4. Cover crop must be maintained until March 15. 5. Crop can be ...

  6. 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 ... for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ...

  7. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

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    almost entirely dependent on the immune status of the host. Vaccination is recognized as an effective ... efficacious vaccines as an essential management tool to control MAP. A recent study assessed the effectiveness ... Disease Center located in Ames, IA. Please find below the reference for additional details: Stabel, J.R., ...

  8. 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 ... an 8-inch stubble height (to encourage faster regrowth) and the second harvest was made at a 4-inch ... stubble 48 days later (83 days after planting). Harvesting with an 8-inch stubble height may create some ...

  9. Creeping Towards Harvest

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    inches or 5 to 18 inches increased daily milk yield by an average of 3 lb/day. Chop length will also ... gotten from a co-op or vendor show) and count the number of whole kernels you find in it. There should be ... is an essential part of the equation. Check your knives and shear bar to make sure they don’t need ...

  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 ... seeding is the primary factor affecting successful establishment. No-till seeding in August is an ...

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