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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 & ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. New Video on the Ohio State Dairy Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/new-video-ohio-state-dairy-program

    swiss cheese production. The dairy programs at Ohio State focus on farm and animal management, food ...

  9. Dairy Labor Certificate Course Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-6/dairy-labor-certificate-course-sponsored-ohio-state

    course to assist dairy farm owners and managers with labor management on farms. This course will provide ... Meetings Conflict Management February 9, 2021 Labor Laws Farm Safety Registration Details The cost of the ... University Dairy farm labor is one of the major costs of production, and farm labor is regularly described as ...

  10. GAPS Training Webinar

    https://producesafety.osu.edu/events/gaps-training-webinar-4

    GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices ... to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will ...

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