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  1. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    County; and  Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Stored forage is an ... certainty and an actual forage moisture percentage number, there are some other tools that can be ... sampling systems, taking an average of several samples increases the confidence level of the moisture ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    results for all 26 feed commodities are reported. The lower and upper limits mark the 75% confidence range ...

  3. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    should not be reduced much below the above recommendations. An exception is grazing cows because fresh ... pasture is an excellent source of vitamin E, and sun exposure allows the cow to make vitamin D. For ...

  4. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist; Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, ...

  5. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    cool. While an inefficient system may not create problems now, it is wasting energy, and by summer, it ... your logbook so that you can find changes in fan performance. Lower air velocity is often caused by ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    mark the 75% confidence range for the predicted (break-even) prices. Feeds in the “Appraisal Set” were ...

  7. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    well as farm employees and family members. As an example, for health-related tasks, such as ... a vaccination protocol or treatment protocol for an illness, work with the farm’s veterinarian. If the protocol ... some of your employees, can you have the protocol written in their native language? An article I read ...

  8. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    farmers. An article appearing in Hoard’s Dairyman during March ... the demand and price for soybean meal as an alternative protein source. These trends are already been ...

  9. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    the equation is summative, an equation component for one nutrient can be changed without affecting the ...

  10. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    electronic devices while at the farm. If you have an electronics cleaner, use that; otherwise, keyboards, ...

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