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  1. Preparing Equipment for Corn Silage Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/preparing-equipment-corn-silage-harvest

    harvesting process will begin.  Making high-quality corn silage is time sensitive and breakdowns can be ... processor operation is critical to making high quality corn silage. While the true inspection of kernel ... should be between 2 to 3 mm depending on the processor design. A nickel is 1.95 mm thick and older ...

  2. Quality Assurance Test-Out

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

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  3. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    a negligible level of cross-reactivity between M. avium and M. bovis antigens, suggesting that infection could ... caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). MAP is a highly ... been shown that the subclinical stages of MAP were associated with decreased milk yield and higher risk ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

    https://butler.osu.edu/events/produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-course

    course will cover basic produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, ... farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks; how to begin implementing produce ...

  6. Bring on the Heat

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/bring-heat

    cows have a pretty large threshold – between 25 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit – meaning that below 25 or ... heat stress. Because of daily variability in humidity and temperature, the temperature-humidity index ... every 1 mph increase in wind speed. High-volume, low-speed fans or box fans are both options depending ...

  7. Managing for High Quality Stored Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-3/managing-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 ...

  8. Getting that Last Cutting of Alfalf

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-6-issue-5/getting-last-cutting-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 ...

  9. Getting the Last Cutting of Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-5/getting-last-cutting-alfalfa

    built up after harvest. Fields with optimal soil fertility levels (pH, P, and K) are at less risk than ... well-drained soils will be at lower risk of injury than those with marginal drainage. Fall cutting should not ... where fertility levels are lower. Disease resistant and winter hardy varieties lessen the risk of injury ...

  10. Update on Ohio's Program for Controlling Johne's Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-7-issue-2/update-ohios-program-controlling-johnes-disease

    management plans for Johne's disease. Conducting a risk assessment involves a one-on-one meeting between ... is to be reviewed annually. Herd testing is not required for producers to participate in the risk ... they are infected, can elect to do some diagnostic testing. Currently, if they have completed the risk ...

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