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  1. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and levels as low as 40% NDFD could ... having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle ... should be harvested between 40 to 60 days (30 to 50 inches tall) for lactating dairy cows. Harvesting ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Selenium Yeast for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/selenium-yeast-dairy-cattle

    supplemented with the maximum legal amount of Se (currently 0.3 ppm). The question is, "Should you use ... certain areas of Ohio, water can contain very high concentrations of sulfate. In an experiment conducted ... at OARDC, sulfate intake equivalent to drinking water with approximately 300 ppm sulfate-sulfur (900 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. New Nitrogen Recommendations Now Available

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/new-nitrogen-recommendations-now-available

    can use the high side of the rate range. If they are more willing to accept risk, they can use a lower ... system assumes the soil is a blank medium and devoid of natural nitrogen. We know that's not ... from the soil, but does that translate into higher nitrogen demand? Investigation of nitrogen rate ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. Quality Assurance Test-Out

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/quality-assurance-test-out-6

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