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  1. 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 ... reliant on the best available information. In order to make better and up-to-date forage fertility ...

  2. 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

    Infected animals with MAP are difficult to identify and segregate from the herd or flock due to: (1) long ... 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 ...

  3. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    is an essential part of the equation. Check your knives and shear bar to make sure they don’t need ... Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ...

  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

    surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... long-lasting effects on hay crops. We’ve seen many fields where stand loss in wheel tracks led to lower forage ... forages. Haylage vs. Hay Consider making haylage/silage or baleage instead of dry hay. Haylage is preserved ...

  5. 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

    fed an anionic diet and postpartum cows were grouped for the first 21 days in milk. First calf-heifers ... milked 3x per day (every 8-hour interval) with an average annual milk yield of 96 lb/day (3.3% milk ... performance, cows had an overall 42% conception rate (CR) with 28% 21-day pregnancy rate (PR) and replacement ...

  6. 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

    associated with an inflammatory response due to an infected or recovering mammary quarter, and that milk has ... fecal bacteria that are also commonly found in the environment. Thus, coliform count (CC) is an ... and without sufficient water intake, milk production will suffer. An adequate ingestion of fresh, ...

  7. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    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 ... matter yield of 3813 lb/acre for the BMR and 4870 lb/acre for the normal variety, with an average of 65% ...

  8. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    seeding is the primary factor affecting successful establishment. No-till seeding in August is an ... excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is ... for stand establishment success, regardless of what type of seeding you are making: Soil fertility and ...

  9. Make and Take Garden Art: Miniature Gardens

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

    name (Make and Take Garden Art) on your payment under  Items/Services- Cash and Check are accepted at ... the Mahoning County Extension Office by mail or drop-off   Join Natalie and Charlene in making your ...

  10. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    $18.30 Looking Ahead – Milk Production and Pricing- 2022 The forecast for 2022 calls for an increase of ... Class Price/cwt III $16.75 IV $15.75 All-milk $18.50 Summary This forecast calls for an increase in cow ...

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