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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

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science; Jason Hartschuh, Agriculture and ... surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... forage quality as the crop matures. As we keep waiting for perfect haymaking weather, we will reach the ...

  2. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, Department of Horticulture and Crop ... used as additional sources of forage on dairy farms. This article discusses harvest and grazing ... cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and levels as low as 40% NDFD could ...

  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

    Garth Ruff, Beef Cattle Field Specialist and Greg LaBarge, Agronomic Crops Field Specialist, Ohio ... State University Extension Hay and haylage crops are grown on just over 1 million acres in Ohio (NASS, ... 2019) and are grown on more Ohio farms (44% of all farms) than any other crop (Becot et al., 2020). In ...

  4. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    and tiring. However, if you were to ask if corn planting or harvesting is more enjoyable, the answer ... Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... be considering maximizing yield, but also maximizing quality. Corn moisture or dry matter, depending ...

  5. 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

    2 days should work, but some cases may require an extended therapy of 5-7 days. Extending duration may ... a critical control point for milk quality, some milk purchasers are more rigorous than the official ... transition cows (e.g. move groups of cows once per week) A compacted bedding surface negatively affects ...

  6. 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

    Bargains At Breakeven Overpriced Gluten meal Whole Cottonseed Mechanically extracted canola meal Corn ... , ground, dry Feather meal 41% Cottonseed meal Corn silage Soybean hulls Soybean meal- expeller Distillers ... value added by some suppliers in the form of nutritional services, blending, terms of credit, etc. Also, ...

  7. 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

    pregnancy results in the birth of one calf. However, the birth of two or more calves could occur at a rate ... but pregnant cows/heifers could experience a short (255-269 days), average (270-283 days), or long ... likelihood of single ovulation. Extend the voluntary waiting period from 60 to 70 DIM to allow cows more time ...

  8. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    Actions taken by some cooperatives and handlers may have discouraged higher production Increased feed ... 50% of milk cow inventory, 64% of alfalfa acres, 36% of corn acres, and 31% of soybean acres were in ...

  9. 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

    incubation period (it could take years), (2) the absence of clinical signs until advanced stages, and (3) the ... a negligible level of cross-reactivity between M. avium and M. bovis antigens, suggesting that infection could ...

  10. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, Department of Horticulture and Crop ... see some rain in the forecast, especially if the soil is dry. The following steps improve the chances ...

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