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  1. Forage Quality Targets Based on Animal Class

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-13/forage-quality-targets-based-animal-class

    detergent fiber (%NDF) for different classes of livestock. Forage type Dairy cows: high producing & ... lactating Horses Legumes 35 – 40% 38 – 45% 50% 45% 42 – 46% Grasses 48 – 53% 50 – 55 % 60% 55% 55 – 60% ... Grass/legume mixture 42 – 46% 46 – 50% 52 – 56% 47 – 51% 48 – 52% 1 RHA = rolling herd average, calculated as ...

  2. Forage Harvest Management to Speed Drying and Store High Quality Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/forage-harvest-management-speed-drying-and-store-high-quality

    First cutting should be taken very soon to achieve high quality forage, as seen by some of the ... estimated NDF levels in standing alfalfa crops around the state. Keep in mind that for dairy quality hay, ... cutting, drying, and storing process results in raising NDF levels at least 3 NDF units above what it was ...

  3. Watch for Slug Damage on Seedling Plants

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/2022-16/watch-slug-damage-seedling-plants

    crops.  However, if the level of damage concerns you a rescue treatment may be in order.  There are few ...

  4. Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/over-counter-antibiotics-will-require-veterinary

    medicine: “critically important,” “highly important,” or “important.” The FDA considers all antimicrobial ... antimicrobial use at the herd or flock level. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Look for more ...

  5. Alternative Forages – What are they really?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/alternative-forages-%E2%80%93-what-are-they-really

    of beans to be put in, the benefits would be twofold – the cover crop would prevent soil erosion and ... crops may only be in preventing soil erosion if harvest interferes too greatly with other full-season ...

  6. Online Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Course Now Available

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-14/online-ohio-certified-crop-adviser-pre-exam-course-now-available

    and help you prepare for the test by covering basic principles in the four competency areas – nutrient ... management, soil and water management, pest management, and crop management. Even if you are not considering ... online tests. You must pass both exams to obtain Certified Crop Adviser status. The international exam is ...

  7. Harvest Timing Affects Winter Annual Forage Yield and Quality

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2022-11/harvest-timing-affects-winter-annual-forage-yield-and-quality

    forage. Diversifying to multiple species is one of the best risk management practices. Planted on the same ... small grains. We have found not only differences in rate of maturation but also in tonnage between ... 2.75 tons across all locations and a high of 5 tons at one location one year. While forage yield is ...

  8. Whole Cow’s Milk to Aid in Infant Formula Shortage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-3/whole-cow%E2%80%99s-milk-aid-infant-formula-shortage

    the risk of food allergy. If your family has a history of food allergies, talk to your pediatrician ...

  9. Lake Erie

    https://waterqualityextension.osu.edu/watershed-resources/lake-erie

    hydrologic features. These hierarchal levels of watershed classification contain a series of numbers from ... indicates the scale of a watershed. Larger numbers = smaller HUCs.  Hydrologic Unit Codes or HUC 6-level ... hierarchal levels of watershed classification For Example: HUC 12 (041000070603) is much smaller than a HUC ...

  10. Position Available: Area Leader- Butler & Hamilton Counties

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/position-available-area-leader-butler-hamilton-counties

    Do you know a great leader? Are YOU a highly effective leader? The Ohio State University Extension ... risks, have input on designing their own projects, assignments and schedule as well as the stability and ...

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