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  1. 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

    tank parameters. Parameter Low Medium High Bulk tank SCC (cells/mL) <200,000 200,000- 400,000 ... the farm level. Therefore, listed below are key points expanded from the National Mastitis Council ... control program to improve milk quality at the herd level: Point #1: Establishment of goals for udder ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Northeast Ohio Regional Dairy Conference

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-1/northeast-ohio-regional-dairy-conference

    educational portion of the Conference, a trade show of over 50 vendors will be present to update attendees ...

  4. New Online Application for Prevention of Johne's Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-4/new-online-application-prevention-johnes-disease

    additions, 74.6, 41.8, and 50.1% of the small, medium, and large herds, respectively, tested new additions ... to 99 cows), 12.9% of the medium herds, and 20.1% of the large herds required information on Johne’s ... Disease status of the herd of origin for the purchased cattle. Of operations that tested new animal ...

  5. Spring Applications of Manure and Inorganic Fertilizer to Cool Season Grasses

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-2/spring-applications-manure-and-inorganic-fertilizer

    testing laboratory for analysis. Recommendations for fertilizer P and K based upon soil test levels are ... can be done anytime during the growing season. When soil test levels are below the optimum, split ... N response can lead to high K levels, which can represent risk to animals. In addition, avoid smothering the ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Nuisance Bird Economics, Prevention, and Control for Livestock Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/nuisance-bird-economics-prevention-and-control

    spread disease through droppings and pose health risks to livestock and humans. Feed loss ... excess of $8,000/year. Health losses and disease risk can increase this loss.       Health and disease ... cryptococcidia, and histoplamosis.  These diseases reduce cow health and intestinal health and increase risk of ...

  8. Calf Behavior and Bedding Materials

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-17-issue-5/calf-behavior-and-bedding-materials

    surface of the bedding.  Ammonia levels above 5 ppm at the calf nose level are harmful. Bedding material ... hr/day from 50 to 56 days of age.  Group housing systems must provide adequate space to enable all the ...

  9. Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute: Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/food-and-agricultural-policy-research-institute

    provided and provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill will continue.  On a macroeconomic level, the authors ... important risk management tool.  Improved prices will likely result in increased cow numbers which are ... (https://farmprofitability.osu.edu/) to complete a whole-farm and enterprise analysis. Use budgets and scenarios to plan.  OSU ...

  10. 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 ...

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