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  1. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... on which way you think about it, heavily influences silage yield and the quality of the fermentation ... and tiring. However, if you were to ask if corn planting or harvesting is more enjoyable, the answer ...

  2. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    alfalfa/grass planting.  Consult the 2021 Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Weed Control Guide and always read the ... relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till, because you will have to live with any field roughness ... seedings of alfalfa in late summer where clover has been present in the past. This pathogen causes white ...

  3. 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

    reasons other than its NE L and MP contents. Appendix For those of you who use the 5-nutrient group values ... $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... farms, July 21, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on July 21, ...

  4. 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 ... released its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook ... (https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/101676/ldp-m-325.pdf?v=2053.7) on July 16, 2021. This monthly outlook provides supply and use projections based on the World ...

  5. 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

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/15-2021/hay-barn-fires-are-real-hazard   ... surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... cases, it may be better to gamble more on the weather just to get the old crop off and a new one started. ...

  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

    regulations. Thus, realistic a goal for SPC can be set at <5,000 cfu/mL and usually a count of >10 ... are <10,000 cfu/mL but up to 20,000 cfu/mL is considered acceptable. Values higher than 50,000 ... environment. The coliform count should be less than 10 cfu/mL. Coliform counts >50/ml suggest manure and ...

  7. 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 ... incubation period (it could take years), (2) the absence of clinical signs until advanced stages, and (3) the ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    its NE L and MP contents. Appendix For those of you who use the 5-nutrient group values (i.e., replace ... a decrease to $17.63/cwt in June. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to compare the prices in Table 1 to the ... energy for lactation (NE L) is about 16% higher than the 5-year average ($0.08/Mcal), and closer to the ...

  9. 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

    of a research effort conducted by The Ohio State University and should take 10 minutes or less to ... grasses and legumes that follow guidelines already established in the Tri-State Fertility Guide. If you ...

  10. 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

    losses at calving for a 12-month period (March 2020 to March 2021). Therefore, the patterns of calf death ... March 2020 to March 2021 from one Holstein dairy herd were assessed. All cows were housed in free-stall ... yield. It has been shown that high milk producing cows have reduced blood progesterone due to increased ...

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