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  1. 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   ... 55% dry matter (45 to 60% moisture). Dry hay should be baled at 80 to 85% dry matter (15 to 20% ... Sometimes the rain just comes quicker than we have time for making dry hay. As mentioned above, making ...

  2. 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 ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ... be considering maximizing yield, but also maximizing quality. Corn moisture or dry matter, depending ...

  3. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    2). The varieties were similar in yield and NDF, but there was a distinct NDFD advantage for the BMR ... Summer-Annual Grasses. We planted a trial on July 19, 2013 near South Charleston, OH to evaluate the yield and ... a sorghum-sudangrass hybrid carrying the BMR-6 gene for reduced lignin (hereafter designated “BMR”). Forage yield ...

  4. Mysterious Illness Affecting Ohio Birds Update

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/news/mysterious-illness-affecting-ohio-birds-update

    summer. There are plenty of natural foods for them to eat. Stopping disease transmission takes priority. ... the breeding season is now primarily over. There is still no diagnosis on the cause of the mysterious ... rinse, and let dry at least once a week. Take a break (7-10 days) from feeding if you see sick or dead ...

  5. 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

    State University Extension Hay and haylage crops are grown on just over 1 million acres in Ohio (NASS, ... 2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ... addition, there are over 1.3 million acres of pastureland on nearly 39,000 farms (50% of all farms) in the ...

  6. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    month since July 2020 (see graph below).  The number of dairy cattle slaughtered at federally inspected ... occurred in 2012 and 2020.  Possible reasons for this decrease, as described in the report, include: ... Actions taken by some cooperatives and handlers may have discouraged higher production Increased feed ...

  7. Educators at the Edge!

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/educators-edge

    curriculum and lots of inquiry-based learning activities. As always there will be plenty of field time ...

  8. A Day in the Woods Series 'Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants' In-person workshop

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/day-woods-series-identifying-and-controlling-invasive-plants-person-workshop

    In-person A Day in the Woods program will take place at the Hocking College Nature Center in ... Nelsonville.  The program takes place entirely in the field and is designed to help woodland owners learn how to ...

  9. 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

    metabolism to support milk yield. This reduction of blood progesterone occurs at the time of peak milk yield ... cattle, there is a moderate to high correlation between heritability of growth traits and their genetic ... birth weight of 0.61). Although there are several considerations such as market for beef-dairy cross ...

  10. 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

    $17.63/cwt, respectively. Class III closed slightly lower than predicted at $17.21/cwt in June, with protein ... were this time last year. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was ... point in time. Thus, the results do not imply that the bargain feeds are cheap on a historical basis. ...

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