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  1. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    50% of milk cow inventory, 64% of alfalfa acres, 36% of corn acres, and 31% of soybean acres were in ... $18.30 Looking Ahead – Milk Production and Pricing- 2022 The forecast for 2022 calls for an increase of ... here: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde. Production and Use Data According to data from the ...

  2. 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

    University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for May and June were at $18.93/cwt and ... , ground, dry Feather meal 41% Cottonseed meal Corn silage Soybean hulls Soybean meal- expeller Distillers ... for profitability changes related to culling cows. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy ...

  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

    are 18-20% for small square bales (80 to 82% dry matter), 18% or less for large round bales, and less ... 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% ...

  4. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    specific product label for guidelines on timing and rates before applying any product ... decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ... broadleaf herbicides labeled for use in alfalfa are only effective when the weeds are quite small. Before ...

  5. 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

    dairy products and fluid milk is greatly affected by the initial quality of the raw milk harvested at ... bedding and grooming protocol, ensure appropriate ventilation, and avoid frequent social changes within ... and without sufficient water intake, milk production will suffer. An adequate ingestion of fresh, ...

  6. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    and tiring. However, if you were to ask if corn planting or harvesting is more enjoyable, the answer ... Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... be considering maximizing yield, but also maximizing quality. Corn moisture or dry matter, depending ...

  7. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    the forage could have been harvested almost 80 days after planting (67 inches tall) and still be ... requirements. Based on the results shown above, the forage harvested from 60 to 80 days after planting (50 to 67 ... should occur about 60 days after planting (50 inches tall) for feeding to heifers and 60 to 80 days after ...

  8. 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

    2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ... hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ...

  9. 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

    for other common production diseases due to body weight loss and debilitating immune response. ... almost entirely dependent on the immune status of the host. Vaccination is recognized as an effective ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    butterfat climbing toward $2/lb ($1.95/lb in April). The Class III future for May is $18.93/cwt, followed by ... meal Corn silage Soybean hulls Soybean meal- expeller Distillers dried grains Whole, roasted soybeans ... prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for March and April were at $16.18/cwt and $17.20/cwt, ...

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