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  1. 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 ...

  2. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    the spring. Spring triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and is well-adapted to a range of soils ... generally has NDF concentrations around 50% and CP concentrations between 12 and 16%. Invitro NDF ... adapted to cool wet soils. Forage varieties have been developed and are marketed. Spring barley will ...

  3. Twin Row Corn Silage Research Plot Results

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-1/twin-row-corn-silage-research-plot-results

    a medium high population rating by Croplan. The Seed Consultant SC1082 with Maxim XL is a 112-day relative ... maturity hybrid with high ratings for grain quality and test weight. It also is ranked high for stress ... the plots planted at 50k seeds/ac in 30" rows. There was no difference between the plots of ...

  4. Controlling Feed Costs for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/controlling-feed-costs-dairy-cattle

    prices are likely to fall and feed prices remain high, the impacts can be overwhelming (Scenario ... dairy cattle has increased 5 to 30%. While this can strip away profitability when milk prices are high ... costs per hundredweight of milk, which generally should be < $4.50/cwt. However, the value of the ...

  5. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    a dry matter basis. For lactating cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and ... between 40 to 60 days after planting (30 to 50 inches tall). Heifer diets could utilize this forage ... Forage having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef ...

  6. Oats as a Late Summer Forage Crop

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/oats-late-summer-forage-crop

    and an application of foliar fungicide to control oats crown rust. Usually the best scenario for ... the latest.  However, The typical recommendation is to plant oats between August 1 and 10 to maximize ... were harvested between 60 and 75 days after planting, with full head emergence. Figure 1 shows how ...

  7. Monitoring MUN in Dairy Cows- Ohio Data

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-4/monitoring-mun-dairy-cows-ohio-data

    low-producing herds. The herd level MUN concentrations varied between 5.0 and 15.1 mg/dl in the low producing ... herds (overall average 11.3 mg/dl) and between 10.1 mg/dl and 19.2 mg/dl in the high producing herds ... 2.4 times more likely and cows with MUN levels between 10.0 and 12.7 mg/dl were 1.4 times more likely ...

  8. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    risk under high nitrogen conditions and if the summer becomes very dry. Ensiling reduces risk of both ... http://www.forages.psu.edu/topics/species_variety_trials/species/brassica/index.html. Seeding Rates and Mixtures Plant high quality seed of a known variety, which will ensure high ... https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/forage2008/table16.asp Kentucky: http://forages.ca.uky.edu/variety_trials (see Annual Grass Report) Soil temperatures ...

  9. A Farm Advisory Team Can Help You Succeed

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/farm-advisory-team-can-help-you-succeed

    (less than one year), medium-term (one to five years), and long-term (greater than five years) goals or ... to accomplish, gauge their level of interest, discuss time commitment, and identify potential meeting ...

  10. Results from Research Supported by the Ohio Dairy Research Fund

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-3/results-research-supported-ohio-dairy-research-fund

    the overall gas and odor levels at the manure storage pond were generally not high enough to cause air ... quality concerns. The mean NH 3 levels varied from 1.2 to 7.4 ppm; H 2 S 2 to 72 ppb (parts per billion); ... indicated that hot months generally had relative high odor levels. If odor is a concern to neighbors and ...

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