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  1. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

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

    Measures of Competitiveness bulletin available at: https://dairy.osu.edu/sites/dairy/files/imce/2019 ... %2015%20Measures%20of%20Dairy%20Farm%20Competitiveness%20Final%20%281%29.pdfOhio State University Extension Farm ... Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tuscarawas County, Ohio State ...

  2. 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

    for Ohio farmers to manage on-farm nutrients as efficiently as possible. A farmer’s ability to find ... 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, ...

  3. 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

    up culture). Work with your veterinarian on monitoring goals for SCC and clinical cases of mastitis.  ... Point #10: Periodic review of the mastitis control program. Meet regularly with your veterinarian to ... health. The most important part of your mastitis control program is setting goals for udder health and ...

  4. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    (https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/2020-weed-control-guide-for-ohio-indiana-and-illinois-pdf/).   ... Science, The Ohio State University The month of August provides a window of opportunity for establishing ... for several years of harvesting operations. Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a concern with no-till ...

  5. 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

    content for safe preservation compared with dry hay. Proper dry matter content for chopping haylage or ... wrapping baleage can often be achieved within 24 hours or less as compared with 3 to 5 days for dry hay. ... than 17% for large square bales. See below for more information on baling with preservatives. ...

  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

    used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. For July’s ... for profitability changes related to culling cows. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy ... farms, July 21, 2021. Economic Value of Feeds Results of the Sesame analysis for central Ohio on July 21, ...

  7. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ... appearance of the milkline), or 40 days after silking (for Ohio). Dry matter yield in tons/acre is maximized ... for every 100 tons of silage stored with 70% moisture, not including any storm water that may interact ...

  8. 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

    (lactation 2 or greater) were bred with beef bulls and lactation 1 cows were bred with sex-sorted semen for ... heifers were raised on-site at a different facility. Pregnancy diagnosis was performed weekly for cows (32 ... the analysis for cows with lactation=3 or greater, the overall calf death losses was 3.1%. Therefore, ...

  9. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    listed in the Ohio Agronomy Guide are shown in Table 7-12. Table 7-12: Harvest Information for ... having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle ... matter yield of 3813 lb/acre for the BMR and 4870 lb/acre for the normal variety, with an average of 65% ...

  10. 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

    Medicine, Ohio State University Extension Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants ... goats. In the US, it is estimated that over 90% of dairy herds are infected with MAP. The clinical signs ... are characterized by chronic diarrhea with body weight loss in the later stages of infection. It has ...

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