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  1. Fall Manure Application and Cover Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/fall-manure-application-and-cover-crops

    approach $125 to 150/cow annually. To best capture the nutrients, manure should be incorporated during ... capture more of the manure nutrients, especially the nitrogen, and to also prevent soil erosion. Another ... program, be sure to work with your Soil and Water Conservation District to be certain your cover crop ...

  2. Molds and Mycotoxins

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-11-issue-5/molds-and-mycotoxins

    distillers grain with about 3 ppm DON (on a dry basis).  Some extremely high concentrations of DON have been ... high milk production, and can be immunosuppressed.  Diets with up to 3.5 ppm DON (dry basis) may be ... Various surveys conducted in different years and in different countries typically find that 25 to 50% of ...

  3. Assessing Milk Price and Risk Management for 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/assessing-milk-price-and-risk-management-2023

    make sure we are assessing what the 2023 milk price may be and how to manage the risk of a milk price ... to produce feed. This makes it very important to manage the milk price risk for 2023. The September ... common risk management tools used in Ohio are the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and the Dairy ...

  4. Feeding for Milk Components

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-2/feeding-milk-components

    starch, such as high moisture corn, Increasing concentrations of high-quality undegradable protein, ... means reducing inclusion rate of distiller grains which are usually high in sulfur). During 2023, the ... Stevenson. 2021. Review: Perspective on high-performing dairy cows and herds. Animal 15 (Suppl 1); ...

  5. H2Ohio Cover Crop Usage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/h2ohio-cover-crop-usage

    reduction. Those practices are soil testing, variable-rate fertilization, subsurface nutrient application, ...     NRCS Appendix A, including seed quality and testing requirements. 3. Seed mix must include a minimum of 50% of ... hand-in-hand with several of the BMP’s that H2Ohio uses, allowing for higher levels of control of the nutrient ...

  6. Where to Test Forages for Nitrates.

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-4/where-test-forages-nitrates

    limitations.  One kit indicates that its' testing range is from 0 to 1000 ppm nitrate nitrogen in a fresh ... plant.  This is the maximum safe level in a feed.  A lab test would be needed to determine actual ... crop, attention must be paid to the potential for high nitrate concentrations in the plants.  If nitrate ...

  7. Nitrogen Management of Forage Winter Cereals

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-2/nitrogen-management-forage-winter-cereals

    rate revolves around yield potential, species planted, manure application history, and soil drainage. ... soils and the crop was planted before October 1 st, multiple studies have found little yield benefit to ... prior to harvest. On poorly drained soil with a history of manure applications, a spring nitrogen ...

  8. Spring Hayfield Scouting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-2/spring-hayfield-scouting

    stand. So be sure to get down to ground level when scouting and observe those alfalfa crowns to see if field ... yield potential is still at or near 100%. When a field falls between 40 and 55 stems per square foot, ...

  9. Using Dairy Manure with Newly Planted Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-2/using-dairy-manure-newly-planted-crops

    did not produce reasonable ears of grain. Leaving manure on the soil surface will not capture as much ... the soil surface and keep it off the leaves of the wheat plants.     ...

  10. USDA ERS Dairy Outlook: January 2023

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-1/usda-ers-dairy-outlook-january-2023

    scenario will require budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation on a regular basis.  I encourage you to have ...

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