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  1. National Dairy FARM Program to Release Animal Care Version 5

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-6/national-dairy-farm-program-release-animal-care

    farmers are committed to producing high quality, safe milk with integrity. The National Dairy FARM Program ... process between FARM & co-op/processor for farms that exceed animal observation benchmarks ...

  2. Feeding and Nutrition

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/feeding-and-nutrition

    National Forage Testing Association Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle, NRC, 2001 U.S. Grains Council ... Water Effects on Livestock Performance Water Mineral Intake with DCAD (MS Excel File) Water Testing ... Where to Have Your Water Tested Other Feed Resources Calculating Value of Feeds (MS Excel file) ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-6/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 ...

  4. Forage Testing Now Available Through Ohio State

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/forage-testing-now-available-through-ohio-state

    Laboratory is now offering forage analysis. Two forage testing options are available to be done by the lab ... located on Coffey Road in Columbus. Package 1 ($18.50) includes dry matter, crude protein, fiber (NDF and ... ADF), minerals (Ca, P, K, and Mg), digestibility, ash, fat, lignin, and starch. Package 2 ($20.50 ...

  5. Considerations for Managing Higher Fertilizer Prices on Your Dairy

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/considerations-managing-higher-fertilizer-prices

    is highly unlikely. The critical phosphorus soil test level for corn and soybean is 20 ppm and 30 ppm ... soil test value is above the critical level, added fertilizer is not expected to increase the yield of ... the upcoming crop. When soil test values are above the critical level, the chance of a yield response ...

  6. Fall Application of Dairy Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/fall-application-dairy-manure

    approach $150 to $175/cow annually. The rapidly increasing prices of pumps, hoses, and manure application ... soil erosion. Another benefit of cover crops that overwinter is the uptake of nitrogen early in the ... with your Soil and Water Conservation District to be certain your cover crop mixture meets the ...

  7. Corn Silage and Foliar Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/corn-silage-and-foliar-disease

    contamination of corn silage and high moisture corn with many nutritionists encouraging levels below 1 ppm in ... with DON levels as high as 17.9 ppm in one hybrid and 30.3 ppm in the other hybrid. Again, fungicide ... by at least 50%. The trial was then expanded the second year, which was a high disease pressure year ...

  8. Quality Assurance Program

    https://butler.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/quality-assurance-program

    March 5, 2024 Tuesday, April 9, 2024   QA Test-Out Information: Test Out Date:           Thursday, ... January 18, 2024 Test Time:                   5:00 pm Location:                     OSUE, Butler County, ... fair. Your animal species will determine if you take the Small Animal test or the Large Animal test ...

  9. Next Year’s Winter Annual Cereal Grain Forage Success Starts Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/next-year%E2%80%99s-winter-annual-cereal-grain-forage

    than the other three for hay. Barley CP stays higher even as the crop matures with similar CP levels at ... and a top location average for triticale at 5 tons/acre. In this study, 50 lb/acre of spring nitrogen ... 1.37 d 11.11 bc 50.4 d 69.5 a Hybrid Rye 10.5 1.85 bcd 9.28 d 65.9 a 56.9 ef Rye 10.0 1.92 bcd 10.89 bc ...

  10. Corn Silage Price, Processing, Performance, and Preparation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-4/corn-silage-price-processing-performance-and

    $0.50 to 1.50/ton, storage shrink at $4 to 8/ton, and feed out cost of $0.60 to 2.00/ton. Final in ... University Extension A high-performance football coach knows, the work is done in the weight room and ... practice. The farmers weight room work out of having quality corn silage starts with prepping the soil ...

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