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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

    corn grain price at start of day September 27, 2021, is $60.75/ton. Due to the higher December corn ... followed by a slight decrease to $17.13/cwt in November. Updated Corn Silage Price A new corn silage price ... and protein prices since May of 2021. This issue, the Class III future for October is $17.46/cwt, ...

  2. Highlights from the Recent USDA Dairy Forecast

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/highlights-recent-usda-dairy-forecast

    production for July 2021 was 14 lb higher than July 2020, averaging 2,015 lb/cow. Corn and soybean meal ... prices were lowered in the recent report.  The 2021-2022 marketing year average for corn was reduced to ... September 16, 2021.  The complete report is available here: ...

  3. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

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    caused by coronavirus. When and how will the COVID-19 pandemic end?   We can’t yet say exactly when the ... pandemic will end, but we do know that the pandemic will essentially be over when the individuals who make ... up the population achieve some level of immunity which ultimately stops the spread. How do you get ...

  4. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

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    University Extension A collaborative approach to the issues facing Ohio’s water is how the H2Ohio website ... Richland, Sandusky, and Shelby Counties.  With the expansion of counties, it will be beneficial to revisit ... recommends. With manure applications, cover crops are required when applied after July 1 and where a growing crop ...

  5. 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

    of or kills bacteria. Antibiotics are not to be used to treat any other type of infection. How about ... digestive tract unfortunately may take a hit, too. This will likely cause a disruption to the gut microbiome ... and digestion efficiency, and those good microbes will need to be repopulated again. Overusing ...

  6. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

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    some degree of dehydration and low intake (feed and water) due to pain, and this may extend the drug ... will be taken to correct the violation. Injunction  – An order by a court that requires an individual ... How the drug was given (for example, by mouth or by injection into muscle); The lawful written order ...

  7. 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

    , but pregnant cows/heifers could experience a short (255-269 days), average (270-283 days), or long ... gestation length (284-297 days). It is known that dairy cows experiencing short or long gestation length ... losses at calving for a 12-month period (March 2020 to March 2021). Therefore, the patterns of calf death ...

  8. 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   ... forage quality as the crop matures. As we keep waiting for perfect haymaking weather, we will reach the ... long-lasting effects on hay crops. We’ve seen many fields where stand loss in wheel tracks led to lower forage ...

  9. Creeping Towards Harvest

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    safe to say that corn chopping will be occurring over the course of a couple days, so keep in mind that ... corn will lose 0.5-1.0% moisture per day. Therefore, do not start harvesting when the corn is of ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ...

  10. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

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    susceptible pathogens. How long should I treat? Follow the label and your vet’s recommendations. Duration of ... moderate cases of mastitis will resolve within 4-6 days, regardless of treatment.  With the increased ... cfu/mL Not Likely Not Likely Possible Possible* Not Likely PIC High vs SPC Not Likely Not Likely Possible ...

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