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  1. HPAI in Dairy Cattle: Learn More

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/hpai-avian-influenza-dairy-cattle/learn-more

    a high-level view of the federal order regarding testing and reporting of HPAI in dairy cattle. Where is this ... risks, implement biosecurity, testing, etc. is described in the factsheet by USDA and the Department of ... Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Cattle: IS preventable and well-managed with strong ...

  2. Spring Forage Establishment

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/spring-forage-establishment

    Recommendations (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Phosphorus levels for grass ... are optimal in the 20-40 ppm range, while the range for legumes is 30-50 ppm. When it comes to ... potassium, the optimal range is 100-130 ppm for sandy soils with a cation exchange capacity (CEC) less than ...

  3. HPAI: Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/hpai-avian-influenza-dairy-cattle

    industry, causing high levels of mortality. However, this does not seem to be the case in dairy cattle where ... identification of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle located in Texas and Kansas. They have ... birds. The highly pathogenic classification is based on the severity of the disease in poultry, but it is ...

  4. HPAI in Dairy Cattle: Facts for Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/hpai-avian-influenza-dairy-cattle/facts-farms

    veterinarian to help mitigate risk. Currently, there are no vaccines, drugs, or feed additives available for ...

  5. Current Dairy Industry Outlook and Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-Up

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/current-dairy-industry-outlook-and-dairy-margin

    2024 is projected to have margins above the $9.50/cwt level, many different domestic or international ... the first 5 million pounds of milk production history if producers enrolled at the $9.50/cwt margin ... level. Farms received 2 months of catastrophic payments when the margin fell below $4/cwt. Figure 1 shows ...

  6. US Dairy Herds and Policy and the 2022 Census of Agriculture

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/us-dairy-herds-and-policy-and-2022-census

    dairy herds over the last 50 years, the decline between the 2017 and 2022 Census of Agriculture was ... had 50-99 cows.  Another 11,942 farms had milk cows on December 31, 2022 but had not sold any milk ... farms.  Herds of 20-49 cows declined the most on a percentage basis, followed by herds of 50-99, 10-19, ...

  7. Why Do Cows Bunch?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/why-do-cows-bunch

    standing, splashes manure on the udder, and elevates stress hormones. These changes increase risk of ... is 150 cows or less. Automated milking dairy farms with all cows in same pen will observe more social ... outside airflow can create a micro-environment in pens that initiate cow bunching. High stocking density ...

  8. Keep Forage Nitrate Toxicity in Mind This Year

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/keep-forage-nitrate-toxicity-mind-year

    away. We have had multiple reports of high nitrate levels this year. The first reports of high nitrate ... reports of dangerously high nitrate levels in millet hay with the recently dry weather.  Producers have ... the results. Table 1: Interpretation of nitrate forage test results. ppm NO 3 (DM) Percent NO 3 ppm NO ...

  9. Assessing Forage Stands and Winter Damage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/assessing-forage-stands-and-winter-damage

    a common form of winter damage seen in the field. This is a more common problem in heavier clay soils and ... poorly draining soils. Warmer temperatures occurring sporadically in February and March, followed by ... enough level that plants may not survive into May. Plants that experience heaving and survive are more ...

  10. Dairy Sustainability – The Jargon, the Dairy Story, and the Opportunity (Part I)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/dairy-sustainability-%E2%80%93-jargon-dairy-story-and

    prove to be more difficult and will most certainly require soil carbon sequestration or alternative ... digestion reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from manure by 50%. Solid separation technologies can also ... on dairy cow manure! Reduced and no-till cropping practices have improved soil carbon sequestration. ...

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