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  1. Time to Assess Forage Legume Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-2/time-assess-forage-legume-stands

    greater in wet, saturated clay soils with high shrink/swell potential that were exposed to rapid ... to green up. Wet soil conditions and widely fluctuating temperatures have presented tough conditions ... a concern in northeast Ohio and wherever heavy clay soils are present with poor drainage. Crops such as ...

  2. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    the U.S., heat stress is estimated to generate between $1.69 and $2.36 billion in total annual loss to ... factors in the humidity as well. For this reason, we utilize a temperature-humidity index (THI). While ... increased breaths per minute, which should be between 40 to 60 under normal conditions. While not ...

  3. Management of Dry Cows to Promote Udder Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-4/management-dry-cows-promote-udder-health

    2 weeks and the last 2 weeks have been shown to be high risk times for new IMI (Smith et al., 1985). These ... milk/colostrum in the gland. Therefore, preventive strategies that impact either or both of these high risk times ... present in lactation, 50.5% originated in the non-lactating period (Todhunter et al., 1995). Similarly, ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    protein and energy ingredients. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index ...

  10. 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 ...

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