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  1. Fertilizing Perennial Forages on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/fertilizing-perennial-forages-dairy-farms

    test P exceeds the agronomic level of 50 ppm, there is increased  potential of P losses into streams ... Many dairy farms have high levels of soil P, making the expense of fertilizer P unnecessary. When soil ... harm animals fed those forages. A recent soil test should always guide what nutrients to apply and how ...

  2. Corn Silage and Foliar Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-and-foliar-disease

    contamination of corn silage and high moisture corn with many nutritionists encouraging levels below 1 ppm in ... with DON levels as high as 17.9 ppm in one hybrid and 30.3 ppm in the other hybrid. Again, fungicide ... by at least 50%. The trial was then expanded the second year, which was a high disease pressure year ...

  3. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is ... much tillage depletes soil moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint ... and clovers should have a pH of 6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is ...

  4. Recognizing and Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/recognizing-and-managing-heat-stress-dairy-cattle

    University Extension We have experienced high temperatures and uncomfortable humidity recently. These ... people.  Depending upon their level of production, temperatures as low as 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit can ... cause stress.  The table below shows the effects of the temperature-humidity index (THI) on dairy cattle ...

  5. Annual Winter Forage Following Wheat Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/annual-winter-forage-following-wheat-harvest

    costs, improved soil health, and grazing offers higher nutrient values when compared to harvested and ... ryegrass can be planted in late summer to produce a high-quality forage in late fall to early winter. Sudan ... dormant. This allows for late fall and early winter grazing. Annual legume crops offer high nutritional ...

  6. Summer Mastitis – Insights on cause, signs, and prevention

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/summer-mastitis-%E2%80%93-insights-cause-signs-and

    risk factors. Signs and Symptoms Summer mastitis is a severe form of mastitis, causing udder damage ... with cows presenting high temperature and toxemia. Infected quarters become swollen, hard to touch, and ... irritability (as large numbers of flies often group around the udder, causing cows to kick frequently), high ...

  7. Corn Silage Harvest Safety Should Be Priority One

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-harvest-safety-should-be-priority-one

    areas around stored silage should be treated as confined spaces. Due to this risk of exposure, it is ... control or stop. Safety Around Machinery During silage harvest, there are risks of mechanical injuries ... and wagons. Also be sure any slow-moving vehicle (SMV) is equipped with a highly reflective SMV sign. ...

  8. Considerations for Managing Higher Fertilizer Prices on Your Dairy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/considerations-managing-higher-fertilizer-prices

    is highly unlikely. The critical phosphorus soil test level for corn and soybean is 20 ppm and 30 ppm ... soil test value is above the critical level, added fertilizer is not expected to increase the yield of ... the upcoming crop. When soil test values are above the critical level, the chance of a yield response ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and ... CI Alfalfa Hay- 40 NDF 20 CP 150 RFV 210 263.233 225.063 301.403 289.744 251.574 327.914 Blood Meal, ...

  10. USDA ERS Dairy Outlook: May 2022

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/usda-ers-dairy-outlook-may-2022

    expected to increase during the third quarter of the year before leveling off in the fourth quarter. Milk ... impact milk pricing.  Price projections for 2023: Class III $20.50 per cwt Class IV $21.40 per cwt ... All-milk $23.55 per cwt Planning Yes, much will change between now and 2023, but I encourage you to ...

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