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  1. Dairy Outlook: September 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/dairy-outlook-september-2023

    down 9 lb from July 2022. Very high temperatures and dry weather are the primary factors in reduced ...

  2. Foliar Fungicides for Corn Silage: A Benefit or an Expense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/foliar-fungicides-corn-silage-benefit-or-expense

    with fungal infections is that they may bring high levels of mycotoxins into the feed, but ... practices for disease selecting a corn variety with high levels of disease resistance. At the time of ... concentrations in the ear. The ability to have high toxin level in the stalk means we will need to scout even ...

  3. Dairy Margin Coverage 2023 Deadline Is Fast Approaching

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/dairy-margin-coverage-2023-deadline-fast-approaching

    the DMC feed cost falls below the selected protection level of $4.00-9.50/cwt. Now is the time to ... well above $9.50/cwt, margins fell below the $9.50/cwt level in August to $8.08/cwt and in September ... much more reasonable, with the $9.50/cwt coverage level costing $0.15 per cwt. With the current ...

  4. Assessing Wheat Crop Grain Versus Forage Economics

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-2/assessing-wheat-crop-grain-versus-forage-economics

    vulnerable to stresses by the weather and soil conditions during the winter and early spring.  March is often ... were 2015 (67 bu/ac) and 2019 (56 bu/ac).  According to Ohio Wheat Performance Test growing season ... and above average precipitation.  High yields in 2016 (80 bu/ac) related to above average temperatures ...

  5. Considering Dairy Farm Construction in 2023?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-1/considering-dairy-farm-construction-2023

    rates index dropped below 50 which is considered the required amount for construction to remain fully ... booked (an index above 50 represents an increase in billed architectural plans and below 50 a decrease ... of the same decisions will apply along with alley widths, the distance between cross-overs, and the ...

  6. USDA Dairy Report: March 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-2/usda-dairy-report-march-2023

    Margin Program, in January 2023, the spread between milk prices and feed costs ($7.94/cwt), narrowed ... pace, as represented in the table below. Restaurant Performance Index According to data from the ... Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) from the National Restaurant Association, product sales were strong in ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with ...

  8. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    phosphorus should be at least 15 ppm for grasses and 25 ppm for legumes, while minimum soil potassium in ppm ... weed-free. Don’t overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface ... a good window of opportunity when soils are dry enough. The outlook for this spring is for planting ...

  9. Methane Mitigation Strategies for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-6/methane-mitigation-strategies-dairy-farms

    system: Forage production systems are highly variable and dependent upon farm conditions (e.g., soil type ... productivity have been inconsistent and are limited by cost because of the relatively high levels of inclusion ... prediction of CH4 production, and the possible existence of undesirable associations between CH4 production ...

  10. Dairy Outlook: July 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-4/dairy-outlook-july-2023

    2023. Input costs and drought conditions have contributed to high dairy cow slaughter so far this year.  ...

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