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  1. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/short-season-forages-late-summer-planting-dairy

    rations. Summary Utilizing short-season forages can provide excellent quality forage on dairy farms to ...

  2. Oats as a Late Summer Forage Crop

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/oats-late-summer-forage-crop

    provides forage and increases farm profitability, with return on investment rivaling and often surpassing ...

  3. Change Your Employee Recruitment and Interview Mindset

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/change-your-employee-recruitment-and-interview

    Ohio State University and human resource management specialist, say that too many farms do not manage ... a farm before? and Do you want the job?”  A management mindset involves developing a recruitment strategy ... culture of your farm.  The interview should be structured so that the farm owner or manager is promoting ...

  4. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2019)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2019

    milk, especially for the individual farmer, because the income of the dairy farm depends on this source ... within a farm. The income over feed costs (IOFC) and feed costs per hundred of milk are important ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    near future. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, May 26, 2020. Economic Value of ... 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, May 26, 2020 For convenience, ... of dairy nutrients using the 5-nutrient solution for Ohio dairy farms, May 26, 2020.       ...

  6. 2018 Dairy Farm Business Summary Now Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/2018-dairy-farm-business-summary-now-available

    analysis program for the first time.  In all, 20 farms, 19 conventionally and one organically managed ... Table 1. Selected factors from 2018 Ohio Dairy Farm Business Summary for the 19 conventionally managed ... analysis to both evaluate the farm’s position and progress and to make informed management decisions.   We ...

  7. NEW RELEASE: 15 Measures of Dairy Farm Competitiveness

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-5/new-release-15-measures-dairy-farm-competitiveness

    and milk prices create many challenges for dairy farm families, thus management of key financial ... up-to-date information on dairy farm financial management and to address other key issues of management on ... The Ohio State University In an effort to strengthen the financial stability of dairy farm families, ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    pay down debts the rest of 2020. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, March 26, ... breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, March 26, ... Table 4. Prices of dairy nutrients using the 5-nutrient solution for Ohio dairy farms, March 26, 2020.   ...

  9. DIBS

    https://dairy.osu.edu/dibs

        Dairy Issue Briefs (DIBS) target critical management issues for dairy farms and dairy-related ... Financial Management     Financial Resources for Managing COVID-19 Market Destruction on Dairy Farms ... Feeding Management     Consider Dietary Changes to Take Advantage of Changes in Milk Component Prices (DIB ...

  10. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    consume between 20 to 25% of the total energy used on the farm. Fan maintenance is critical to keeping ... a number to each fan on the farm, it will help you to track the maintenance cost of each individual fan. ...

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