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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-22-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    estimates of IONC do not account for the cost of replacements or dry cows. Overall, the above average milk ... point in time. Thus, the results do not imply that the bargain feeds are cheap on a historical basis. ... last two months and do not reflect historical prices. Table 3. Partitioning of feedstuffs in Ohio, ...

  2. Winter Calf Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/winter-calf-management

    roared in this year way before most of us were ready. Corn still in the field, barn doors not dug out and ... not allowing a draft on the calves is the goal. There are many ways to do this. With hutches, it ... producers start using jackets once pen temperature averages less than 50⁰F for newborn calves up to 3 weeks ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    estimates of IONC do not account for the cost of replacements or dry cows, which would likely make profit ... relative to other feedstuffs within the last two months and do not reflect historical prices. Table 3. ... coined by Dr. St-Pierre, I must remind the readers that these results do not mean that you can formulate ...

  4. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

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

    Protocols allow a farm employee to know what the farm manager/owner and/or their supervisor expects of them ... result. Unfortunately, just putting something down in writing does not guarantee employees will follow the instruction, ... or if they do, that the results are positive. Sometimes protocols are poorly written, too long, too ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    As a word of caution, these estimates of IONC do not account for the cost of replacements or dry ... price are only temporary changes relative to other feedstuffs within the last two months and do not ... do not mean that you can formulate a balanced diet using only feeds in the “bargains” column. Feeds ...

  6. Considerations When Fat-Reduced Corn-Distillers Grain with Solubles Is Fed to Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/considerations-when-fat-reduced-corn-distillers

    up to 30% (DM basis) by replacing SBM, corn, and/or some forages and did not have negative effects on ... cows. First, producers need to know what type of corn distillers grain with solubles they have (DG or ... when purchased, corn distillers grain with solubles may not be labeled as DG or RFDG. Then, check the ...

  7. Feeding Newborn Calves to Thrive in Cold Weather

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-4/feeding-newborn-calves-thrive-cold-weather

    do not require extra nutrients for maintenance until the temperature drops below 55° F assuming they ... who works outside on an Ohio dairy farm in winter knows, temperatures do not typically average 50°.  ... need to adjust nutrition for calves less than 3 weeks old in cold weather?   Using the National ...

  8. 2016 Corn Silage Crop in Ohio

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-5/2016-corn-silage-crop-ohio

    gas is very toxic to humans and animals. Chop at correct particle length.   Do not chop the corn too ... accumulate DM (increase yield), and you will not suffer increased fermentation losses caused by ensiling corn ... has the highest nitrate concentrations.  However, do not raise the cutting height unless necessary to ...

  9. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    of DM. In dry cows, increasing MP intake from 800 to 1,100 g/day did not improve intake or milk ... cows consuming greater than 800 g/day of MP was for cows producing >80 lb/day of milk, which had ... increased milk protein yields (+0.07 lb/day); lower producing cows (<65 lb/day) did not have increased ...

  10. Corn Silage Harvest Fall 2018

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-6/corn-silage-harvest-fall-2018

    in general the corn silage yields have been rather good (not in every situation by no means), but ... comparison. Of course, these digestibility measures do not reflect the potential magnitude of differences in ... without listening to the weather report, we know by the challenges in harvesting forages this fall, the ...

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