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  1. 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

    Soil phosphorus should be at least 20 ppm for grasses and 30 ppm for legumes, while minimum soil ... potassium should be 100 ppm for sandy soils less than 5 cation exchange capacity (CEC) or 120 ppm on all ... overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface crusting. Firm the ...

  2. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    it to be spread as soon as the field is fit (hopefully you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if ... work tasks that you will need to do when the weather and soils are fit, then prioritize them. Think ... through the tough choices you might have to make between competing activities. Think through contingency ...

  3. 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

    properly ventilated. We often see temperatures in the teens and less than a week later see highs in the ... often consume between 20 to 25% of the total energy used on the farm. Lack of cleaning can reduce fan ... This allows you to check the amperage draw of the fan motor; high amperage draws waste electric and can ...

  4. Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    average ($0.08/Mcal) and about 50% of the price reported in January ($0.10/Mcal). The price of MP is ... Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% ...

  5. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/usda-projects-dairy-production-2030

    continue to grow over the next 10 years, with the largest increases being in exports of products with high ... in 2020 and 2021 because of lagged supply response to relatively low milk prices and relatively high ... adjusts, the-all milk price dips to lower levels in 2023-2025. The all-milk price then increases in nominal ...

  6. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    for corn silage was $37.32/ton. That means that half of the corn silage fed cost between $18 and ... $37.32/ton to feed, and half cost between $37.32 and $100+/ton to feed. Which side of $37 are you on? Which ...

  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

    partnership with the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, delivered a dairy risk management webinar series ... international milk product markets, and dairy risk management tools. Slides and recordings for all presentations ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAy6Xy-Nb7s&t=119s Session three focused on risk management tools for dairy producers. OSU Extension Educator Chris ...

  8. 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

    Differential in Federal Order 33. June, October, and November’s prices weren’t far behind.  Most risk ... management tools are not designed to deal with producer price differential risk. Figure 1. Class III, ... highest average net return per cow. Table 2: 17 Conventional Ohio Dairy Farms, 2019.  High 20% sorted by ...

  9. Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/late-summer-establishment-perennial-forages

    6.0 or above. The minimum or critical soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 30 ppm Mehlich-3 and ... for grasses 20 ppm Mehlich-3. The critical soil potassium level is 120 ppm for most of our soils ... increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint guide" that soil should be firm enough ...

  10. 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

    everyone on board. My quick disaster calculations had us only having a 50% chance of surviving at best. ... knowledge would you need to pass on if you knew you had only 2 months to live?” This exact scenario happened ...

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