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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    to 13 mg/kg (ppm) Cu, 35 to 40 ppm Mn, and 40 to 50 ppm Zn. Supplemental Se should be fed at 0.3 ppm ... P concentrations greater than those levels but that P is inexpensive. Magnesium is almost always deficient in basal ... Mg absorption, increasing the risk of deficiency. In most situations, diets with 0.20 to 0.25% Mg is ...

  8. Aquaculture Genetics Laboratory

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/aquaculture/genetics-laboratory

    rooms 115 and 161 in OSU South Center main building.  Instrumentation for high throughput sample ... 3130 Genetic Analyzer, GenePix® 4400A High-Resolution Microarray Scanner, ABI 7500 Real time PCR ... high throughput horizontal electrophoresis chambers and vertical electrophoresis chambers with chillers ...

  9. Do Not Let Your Dairy Cows Strike Out this Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-3/do-not-let-your-dairy-cows-strike-out-summer

    play baseball, but they do work hard and expend a lot of energy producing high quality, nutritious ... per minute.  Average respirations above 40 to 50 are evident of heat stress.  Respirations above 60 ... stress is a product of both temperature and humidity. The midwest has high humidity many days, thus fans ...

  10. Milk Price Modernization Proposals

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-3/milk-price-modernization-proposals

    pay producer premiums for high-quality milk. Class I Mover Change The Class I mover would return to ... be a better way to calculate Class I milk price and allow for better risk management, but this has ... not been the case. The current average calculation allows for simpler risk management as producers and ...

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