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  1. US Dairy Herds and Policy and the 2022 Census of Agriculture

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/us-dairy-herds-and-policy-and-2022-census

    dairy herds over the last 50 years, the decline between the 2017 and 2022 Census of Agriculture was ... had 50-99 cows.  Another 11,942 farms had milk cows on December 31, 2022 but had not sold any milk ... farms.  Herds of 20-49 cows declined the most on a percentage basis, followed by herds of 50-99, 10-19, ...

  2. Ohio 4-H Spark Expo Returns in June

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-4-h-spark-expo-returns-in-june-0

    prepare them for wherever their path may lead them after high school,” said Margo Overholt-Seckel, 4-H ... post-high school education and careers. Parents and students can find more information here or by contacting ...

  3. John Yost Joins Our Team and Toxic Levels of Hay Nitrates

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/john-yost-joins-our-team-and-toxic-levels-hay-nitrates

    feed, and levels between 1000 and 2100 ppm should be safe for non-pregnant livestock.  Nitrate levels of ... indicate that nitrate levels in some stands, are approaching a range of 1700 ppm which is acutely toxic to ... flash graze pastures to keep the animals from grazing too close to the soil level and delaying harvest ...

  4. Why Do Cows Bunch?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/why-do-cows-bunch

    standing, splashes manure on the udder, and elevates stress hormones. These changes increase risk of ... is 150 cows or less. Automated milking dairy farms with all cows in same pen will observe more social ... outside airflow can create a micro-environment in pens that initiate cow bunching. High stocking density ...

  5. Keep Forage Nitrate Toxicity in Mind This Year

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/keep-forage-nitrate-toxicity-mind-year

    away. We have had multiple reports of high nitrate levels this year. The first reports of high nitrate ... reports of dangerously high nitrate levels in millet hay with the recently dry weather.  Producers have ... the results. Table 1: Interpretation of nitrate forage test results. ppm NO 3 (DM) Percent NO 3 ppm NO ...

  6. Jam-packed Schedules Can Impact Mental Health

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/jam-packed-schedules-can-impact-mental-health

    make the wheels fall off the bus. Margin: The space between load and limits In his book, “Margin: ... describes margin this way: “Margin is the space between our load and our limits. It is the amount allowed ... situations. Margin is the gap between rest and exhaustion, the space between breathing freely and ...

  7. Key To Corn Success Is Getting It In The Ground Properly

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/key-corn-success-getting-it-ground-properly

    statement has stood the test of time, and that the simplistic tips from 20 years ago still hold true today.  ... program is $50, which covers the manual, a grazing stick, and program supplies.  To register for any of ...

  8. Common Plant Names Cause Common Misconceptions

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/common-plant-names-cause-common-misconceptions

    with highly invasive non-native plants simply because of overlapping common names. This can lead to ... mention of the name, or really any plant name that crosses over between native and non-native invasives. ...

  9. Agriculture Innovation Center to support value-added agriculture in Northeast Ohio

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/agriculture-innovation-center-support-value-added-agriculture-in-northeast-ohio

    Innovation Center Program. “Northeast Ohio is a great agricultural region with rich prime soils and is home ... small and medium farms in Ohio,” said Shoshanah Inwood, CFAES program director and rural sociologist. ... Program. As the first Ohio senator to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years, he ...

  10. Assessing Forage Stands and Winter Damage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/assessing-forage-stands-and-winter-damage

    a common form of winter damage seen in the field. This is a more common problem in heavier clay soils and ... poorly draining soils. Warmer temperatures occurring sporadically in February and March, followed by ... enough level that plants may not survive into May. Plants that experience heaving and survive are more ...

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