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  1. 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 ... $5.45/bushel.  Soybean meal for 2020-2021 is projected at $360/ton.  The hay market continues to be strong.  ... Alfalfa hay in July was $201/ton, up $2/ton from June 2021 and $29/ton more than July 2020. Dairy Forecast ...

  2. 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

    .46/cwt, followed by a slight decrease to $17.13/cwt in November. Updated Corn Silage Price A new corn silage price ... future this year ($5.36/bu compared to $3.65/bu this time last year), corn silage is increased in value ... feed Alfalfa hay- 40% NDF Solvent extracted canola meal   41% Cottonseed meal Meat meal   Corn, ground, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Livestock Medication Records: Are They Really Necessary?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/livestock-medication-records-are-they-really

    times until finding him at home.  He was required to write a letter explaining what steps he would take ... action can FDA take if I have a violation? The producer described above did not have to pay any fines for ... veterinary of record, and write two letters consumed much of his time.  Let’s take a look at possible ...

  6. 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

    same protocol is followed every time there is a sick calf. Reducing the risk for antibiotic resistance ... almost every livestock operation out there. The goal of the program is for farm personnel to correctly ... animal be exposed to the pathogen in real time later. Vaccines can be a modified-live form, killed form, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Answering Farmers’ Questions About the Pandemic in 2021

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/answering-farmers%E2%80%99-questions-about-pandemic-2021

    recommendations based on the available scientific data at any given time. There are coronaviruses on my farm — is ... certainly dominated the headlines and many of our daily conversations since March, 2020. For those directly ... and responsibilities of farming and raising livestock never stopped.  Times like these should remind ...

  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

    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 ...

  10. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/h2ohio-cover-crop-usage

    Management Plan (VNMP), there could be benefits to the water system as well as the producer. Cover crops go ... inch in a 12-hour period. 7. Producers may apply for up to three years of this practice. There are ...

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