Managing for High Quality Stored Forage
too wet will mold and heat in storage. As interior bale temperatures get above 150 degrees F, the risk ... levels between 25 and 30%. The other limit is that the effectiveness decreases over time because the acid ... Therefore, harvesting high quality forage is dependent upon minimizing biological and mechanical harvest ...
Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation
State University, Wooster The equation used by many feed testing labs to estimate net energy for ... commercial feed testing labs did not measure starch, but it is now a routine assay. One improvement we are ... experiments conducted at Ohio State, we found that the true digestibility of ROM is very high (96%) and is ...
Monitoring MUN in 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 ...
2021 Pasture for Profit Schools
will be offered between January and March in 2021. Members of the OSU Forage Team, educators from the ... Goal Setting (30 minutes) Getting Started Grazing (30 minutes) Soil Fertility (30 minutes) Webinar Two- ... the beginner, intermediate, and advanced manager levels. Look for registration details soon at ...
Ohio Corn Performance Test Sampled for Nematodes
Hi-Bred, a DuPont company, he said. “The lab results provided populations and a risk index for ... quantities. “With the exception of one sample from the Beloit location in Mahoning County, the risk index for ... Ohio, a recent sampling in the 2011 Ohio Corn Performance Test locations found no visible evidence of ...
Results from Research Supported by the 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 ...
Creeping Towards Harvest
silo 60-65 Upright oxygen-eliminating silo 50-60 Bunker 65-68 Bag 62-68 Chop height is another factor ... to consider when harvesting. Average height of chop is between 7 and 18 inches and can alter the ... that you need to juggle. Knowing the knowledge and tools to make high quality feed not only sets YOU up ...
A Dose of Safflower Oil Each Day Might Help Keep Heart Disease at Bay
high levels of this protein increase the risk for a heart attack. The researchers had documented in the ... previous study that safflower oil also lowered fasting blood sugar levels by between 11 and 19 points on ... problems that foster plaque buildup in arteries, insulin resistance or glucose intolerance and a high level ...
Getting that Last Cutting of Alfalf
from fall cutting. Forages in well-drained soils will be at lower risk of injury than those with ... of energy reserves needing to be built up after harvest. Fields with optimal soil fertility levels ... (pH, P, and K) are at less risk than where fertility levels are lower. Disease resistant and winter ...
Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program
cattle, there is a moderate to high correlation between heritability of growth traits and their genetic ... primiparous and 5.8% in multiparous), breeding program (timed-AI versus estrus detection), and high milk ... yield. It has been shown that high milk producing cows have reduced blood progesterone due to increased ...