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  1. Ohio Dairy Challenge, November 2019

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/ohio-dairy-challenge-november-2019

    management practices on a dairy farm and to interact with representatives in the dairy industry. The program ... to four individuals. Veterinary and graduate students are invited to attend the farm visit and ... participate in a meeting later in the evening with the contest judges to discuss observations on the farm. The ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Addressing 2019 Agricultural Challenges-or- Dealing with the Impacts: Q&As for a Weird Weather Year

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/addressing-2019-agricultural-challenges-or-dealing

    Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Farm Management Field Specialist, The Ohio State University Extension To ... management Agronomic crops Farm stress New Q&As and webinars are added as needs are identified.  Have ... Cover crops on prevented plant acres Cover crop selection and management Livestock and forages Manure ...

  4. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    when systems also manage variable rate preservative application, cost can be over $2500. Depending on ... window screen, and some plywood. Cost will be approximately $50 to $60 to assemble in the farm ...

  5. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if not done so already.   Buy inoculant if seed is ...

  6. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    confirmed the NRC (2001) recommendations that heifers require more MP than cows.  If management conditions ...

  7. Effective Employee Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-4/effective-employee-management

    labor needs and as a result, most dairy farm owners find themselves in the position of managing ... mirror. People often leave a job due to bad management. Good managers build employee morale and keep ... people Holding people back: Good managers provide employees with opportunities for advancement and ways ...

  8. Management Strategies for Limited Forage Supply on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/management-strategies-limited-forage-supply-dairy

    forage yields and quality have been compromised for 2019. Thus, management strategies on the farm need to ... been provided in the article titled “What can I do to stretch forage supplies at my farm?” (https ... ://dairy.osu.edu/sites/dairy/files/imce/PDF/Feed_PDF/Stretching%20forage%202019%20weiss%20FINAL%20B.pdf). Reduce shrink of forages harvested and stored on the farm ...

  9. Buckeyes Win National Dairy Judging Contest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/buckeyes-win-national-dairy-judging-contest

    year, we only “Won by One!”  In a moment prior to the contest on one of our farm workouts, the students ... students. You may have worked with them, seen them managing the parlor at the Ohio State Fair and Spring ...

  10. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    (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 to 6.8. Soil ...

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