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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Late Summer Establishment of Perennial Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/late-summer-establishment-perennial-forages

    6.0 or above. The minimum or critical soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 30 ppm Mehlich-3 and ... for grasses 20 ppm Mehlich-3. The critical soil potassium level is 120 ppm for most of our soils ... increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint guide" that soil should be firm enough ...

  7. Establishing Alfalfa and Weed Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa-and-weed-management

    be between 25 and 50 ppm. The Mehlich III soil test P concentrations 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 for phosphorus is below 25 ppm ...

  8. Emergency Preparedness Through a Farm Walk Through

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/emergency-preparedness-through-farm-walk-through

    be toxic to both humans and livestock. H 2 S gas concentration levels of 2 to 20 ppm will cause ... symptoms of nausea, headache, and dizziness. H 2 S levels greater than 100 ppm will cause altered ... around your farm. The best way to bridge the gap between your farm and emergency responders is to invite ...

  9. Feeding High Ash Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/feeding-high-ash-forages

    greatest potential risk of high ash forages is ruminal or abomasal impaction. The soil particles that the ... concentrations decrease as plants mature and is greater in forages grown in soils that contain high ... magnesium should be fed in that situation. High potassium forages also increases the risk of milk fever when ...

  10. Fertility Management of Meadows and Pastures

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/fertility-management-meadows-and-pastures

    from legumes. For good yields of forage, soil P levels need to be maintained at 15 to 25 ppm (30 to 50 ... lb/acre). Potassium soil levels should be 125 to 200 ppm (250 to 400 lb/acre). On many livestock farms that ... commercial fertilizer application will not affect crop yields. Soil P levels of over 35 ppm and K levels of ...

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