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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 ... 2021 milk production was 2% higher than the same month in 2020, the number of dairy animals peaked in ... prices were lowered in the recent report.  The 2021-2022 marketing year average for corn was reduced to ...

  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

    future this year ($5.36/bu compared to $3.65/bu this time last year), corn silage is increased in value ... corn silage continues to be a bargain feed in dairy cattle rations. Nutrient Prices It can be helpful ... followed by a slight decrease to $17.13/cwt in November. Updated Corn Silage Price A new corn silage price ...

  3. 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

    after this date). Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) A VCPR is just what it says – a working ... this is you, excellent!  If emergency situations are the only times you see a veterinarian, maybe it ... times until finding him at home.  He was required to write a letter explaining what steps he would take ...

  4. 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

    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 ... Time must pass in order to generate data.  Science is evolving as researchers around the world continue ...

  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

    Essentially, it is the same type of certification for the well-being and proper handling of veal calves. ... introduce a viral or bacterial pathogen in an inert form to prime the immune system to attack it, should the ... animal be exposed to the pathogen in real time later. Vaccines can be a modified-live form, killed form, ...

  6. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

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

    Richland, Sandusky, and Shelby Counties.  With the expansion of counties, it will be beneficial to revisit ... could plant a small grain ($35/acre), apply manure and incorporate it ($35/ acres for litter and ...

  7. 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   ... surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... cases, it may be better to gamble more on the weather just to get the old crop off and a new one started. ...

  8. 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 ... released its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook ... month since July 2020 (see graph below).  The number of dairy cattle slaughtered at federally inspected ...

  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

    2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ... reliant on the best available information. In order to make better and up-to-date forage fertility ... complete. Once again, your feedback is appreciated as we evaluate current forage fertility guidelines. ...

  10. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    University Extension Silage harvest- it’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that, I mean stressful ... Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... and preservation once it is stored. Taking field samples will be essential in getting harvest timing ...

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