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  1. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for ... grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is 120 to 170 ppm for most of our soils ... moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint guide" that soil should ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. OCVN Franklin County 2022

    https://ocvn.osu.edu/events/ocvn-franklin-county-2022

    modules.  The session topics include Ohio’s birds, geology, soils, forests, mammals, water resources, ... 5:30—8:00 PM (Soils) OSU Extension Office, Franklin County; 12/7/2022 Wed 5:30—8:00 PM (Climate Change) OSU ...

  4. Establishing Alfalfa

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-20-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa

    (P) levels should be between 25 and 50 parts per million (ppm).  The Mehlich III soil test P levels ... should be between 40 and 79 ppm.  The recommended rate of potash is based upon the soil test level in ... ppm, the cation exchange capacity, and yield goal.  If lime is required and the Bray P1 soil test value ...

  5. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    Soil phosphorus should be at least 20 ppm for grasses and 30 ppm for legumes, while minimum soil ... potassium should be 100 ppm for sandy soils less than 5 cation exchange capacity (CEC) or 120 ppm on all ... overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface crusting. Firm the ...

  6. Corn Silage Harvest Safety Should Be Priority One

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-harvest-safety-should-be-priority-one

    areas around stored silage should be treated as confined spaces. Due to this risk of exposure, it is ... control or stop. Safety Around Machinery During silage harvest, there are risks of mechanical injuries ... and wagons. Also be sure any slow-moving vehicle (SMV) is equipped with a highly reflective SMV sign. ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and ... CI Alfalfa Hay- 40 NDF 20 CP 150 RFV 210 263.233 225.063 301.403 289.744 251.574 327.914 Blood Meal, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Nitrogen Management of Forage Winter Cereals

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-2/nitrogen-management-forage-winter-cereals

    rate revolves around yield potential, species planted, manure application history, and soil drainage. ... soils and the crop was planted before October 1 st, multiple studies have found little yield benefit to ... prior to harvest. On poorly drained soil with a history of manure applications, a spring nitrogen ...

  10. 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 ...

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