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  1. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/usda-projects-dairy-production-2030

    related to the Farm Bill, macroeconomic conditions, farm policy, and trade agreements. While long-term ... projections are based on assumptions and many unknowns, they do provide a glimpse of how U.S. farm commodity ... number 9.43 million head. Economies of scale trends are expected to continue, leading to further farm ...

  2. Beef Sire Selection for the Dairy Herd

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/beef-sire-selection-dairy-herd

    the dairy farm. By some estimates, fed cattle that include dairy genetics make up something in the ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    dairy farms, March 26, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on ... Actual, breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms ... Table 4. Prices of dairy nutrients using the 5-nutrient solution for Ohio dairy farms, March 26, 2021.     ...

  4. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/ventilation-system-maintenance-critical-keeping-cows

    State University Extension March is one of the most challenging months on the farm to keep barns ... often consume between 20 to 25% of the total energy used on the farm. Lack of cleaning can reduce fan ... you assign a number to each fan on the farm, it will help track the maintenance cost of each ...

  5. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if not done already. Buy inoculant if seed is not ... equipment if used to also plant forages on other farms each spring. Calibrate the drill to the desired ...

  6. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa, it should be 6.5 – 6.8. ...

  7. Technology and Data Management on the Dairy Farm – Miniseries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/technology-and-data-management-dairy-farm-%E2%80%93

    produced by many different manufactures. They will share with us how their farm management has changed to ... robots, to sophisticated software….Farmers are increasingly using technology to make management decisions ... on farms. Dairy farming has evolved greatly over the last few decades. If there was ever an industry ...

  8. Dairy Numbers Considered: A look at 2019 and 2020

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/dairy-numbers-considered-look-2019-and-2020

    Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Farm Management Specialist, Ohio State University Extension The first half ... there? Farm owners and managers must have real, accurate, accrual adjusted numbers. Then these accurate ... again to set goals and make informed management decisions.   Farm owners, managers and bookkeepers are ...

  9. Are You Ready for Death to Knock on Your Farm Business Door?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/are-you-ready-death-knock-your-farm-business-door

    that many are not comfortable talking about. However, our challenge as farm managers is to make time to ... transfer your farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation. Topics discussed during this ... Planning for the Unexpected; Communication and Conflict Management during Farm Transfer; Legal Tools & ...

  10. Ohio Dairy Risk Management Series Held in November 2020 Offered a Range of Important Information to Dairy Producers

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/ohio-dairy-risk-management-series-held-november-2020

    Ben Brown, Farm Management Specialist, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development ... Economics; Dianne Shoemaker, Dairy Farm Management Specialist, OSU Extension; and Chris Zoller, Extension ... partnership with the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, delivered a dairy risk management webinar series ...

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