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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    issue, with protein rising by nearly $0.50/lb. This issue, the Class III future for October is ... estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is 30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for ... grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is 120 to 170 ppm for most of our soils ... moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint guide" that soil should ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    Soil phosphorus should be at least 20 ppm for grasses and 30 ppm for legumes, while minimum soil ... potassium should be 100 ppm for sandy soils less than 5 cation exchange capacity (CEC) or 120 ppm on all ... overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface crusting. Firm the ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Scholarship Opportunities

    https://butler.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/scholarship-opportunities

      April 1- Due to the Extension Office by 4:30 pm $100 scholarship for two recipients Criteria:   A high ... $500 each for high school seniors or a person in post-secondary training who is still in 4-H.  How to Apply: ... public safety.  BCTA offers $500 scholarships for high school students who are enrolled in programs at ...

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