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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. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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

    been shown that the subclinical stages of MAP were associated with decreased milk yield and higher risk ... incubation period (it could take years), (2) the absence of clinical signs until advanced stages, and (3) the ... lack of reliable diagnostic methods. Newborn animals are infected at the time of parturition by ...

  9. 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

    welfare and causes significant economic losses through decreased milk yield, reduced milk quality, early ... laying time of cows. Dairy cows have strong behavioral need to rest, and this has a priority over dry ... the difference in terms of consistent lying time (hours/day) is that the best dairy farm provides 2 to ...

  10. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    herbicides with little or no time interval between application and seeding forages. Do take a cutting in ... applying a herbicide, check its label for pre-plant time intervals that may be required. Use only ... early August and then immediately drill seed into the thin areas. Try to time drilling the seed when you ...

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