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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   ... 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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

    March 2020 to March 2021 from one Holstein dairy herd were assessed. All cows were housed in free ... losses at calving for a 12-month period (March 2020 to March 2021). Therefore, the patterns of calf death ... timed-AI (~60% of cows were bred on heat detection and ~40% of cows on timed-AI). Multiparous cows ...

  6. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    neutral detergent fiber (NDF) concentration and NDF digestibility (NDFD) were measured on four dates after ... 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 ...

  7. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

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

  8. 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

    $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... 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. ...

  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

    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 ... 2.5 hours per day more lying time compared with the average farm. For every 3 minutes of lost rest, ...

  10. 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

    goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... are characterized by chronic diarrhea with body weight loss in the later stages of infection. It has ... incubation period (it could take years), (2) the absence of clinical signs until advanced stages, and (3) the ...

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