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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Dairy Sustainability – The Jargon, the Dairy Story, and the Opportunity (Part I)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/dairy-sustainability-%E2%80%93-jargon-dairy-story-and

    prove to be more difficult and will most certainly require soil carbon sequestration or alternative ... digestion reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from manure by 50%. Solid separation technologies can also ... on dairy cow manure! Reduced and no-till cropping practices have improved soil carbon sequestration. ...

  6. Disease Prevention: Making the Most of Your Spring (and every day) Cleaning Practices

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/disease-prevention-making-most-your-spring-and-every

    heavily soiled areas; however, these should be used with caution. Some pathogens, like Salmonella, can be ... form biofilms within 48 hours. Currently, very few disinfectants have been tested to determine their ... a disinfectant has been tested against in the lab and found effective. Double check to make sure the ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    50%. The cost of NE L is about 55% lower than the 5-year average ($0.09/MCal). However, the cost of ... primarily energy to the ration. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was ...

  8. Using Dairy Manure with Newly Planted Corn and Soybeans

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-2/using-dairy-manure-newly-planted-corn-and-soybeans

    adding moisture to the soil that can enhance crop germination and emergence, especially if the weather ... soybeans. The seed is protected by an inch or more of soil. In university research, the application of ... scouring the soil surface and burying small corn plants or further burying seeds. Fields that are spring ...

  9. Safeguarding Your Herd: How Biosecurity Keeps Salmonella Dublin at Bay

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-26-issue-1/safeguarding-your-herd-how-biosecurity-keeps

    a bacterial pathogen that presents a significant risk to both the dairy industry and human health. While there ... have the same biosecurity requirements. The level of biosecurity varies based on factors like herd ... are part of standard biosecurity procedures to reduce the risk of exposure to Salmonella and other ...

  10. Problem Solving in the Backyard Garden: Insects, Diseases, Deer, Oh My!

    https://fairfield.osu.edu/events/problem-solving-backyard-garden-insects-diseases-deer-oh-my

    6:00-7:00 pm  - From the Ground Up: Taking Care of Your Soil So It Takes Care of You- Fairfield County ...

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