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  1. JIT Inventory: Amazon-Yes, Dairy Producer-No

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-2/jit-inventory-amazon-yes-dairy-producer-no

    This land amount will vary based on soil quality, weather, forage yield, harvest and storage losses, ... milking cow. High production herds (100 lb milk/cow) will require 15% more land (1.7 to 2.3 acres/cow) ... These forages will have high sugar content and will replace corn silage with added ground corn. Plan for ...

  2. 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 ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    prices are all lower for March than for January, contributing to a lower Cow-Jones Index in this issue. ... at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and ...

  5. Testing for Nitrates

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/testing-nitrates

    and use the following equation: (test result x 120) / DM proportion, expressed as a decimal = ppm *If ... nitrate toxicity of animals. Conditions favorable to high nitrate concentration and feeding guidelines are ... (http://ohioline.osu.edu/as-fact/0003.html). Options for testing for nitrates are sending samples to feed analytical laboratories or using ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Employee Training Resources for Animal Care in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-3/employee-training-resources-animal-care-dairy

    level of manual labor that was needed 30 years ago. While we could speculate how much manual labor on ...

  8. Precautions for Feeding Frosted and Drought-Stressed Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-5/precautions-feeding-frosted-and-drought-stressed

    Fertility can affect poisoning risk. Plants growing under high nitrogen levels or in soils deficient in ... more risk. After frost damage, cyanide levels will likely be higher in fresh forage as compared with ... drought stress periods. Making hay does not reduce nitrate levels in the forage, but the hay can be tested ...

  9. Selenium Yeast for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/selenium-yeast-dairy-cattle

    supplemented with the maximum legal amount of Se (currently 0.3 ppm). The question is, "Should you use ... certain areas of Ohio, water can contain very high concentrations of sulfate. In an experiment conducted ... at OARDC, sulfate intake equivalent to drinking water with approximately 300 ppm sulfate-sulfur (900 ...

  10. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and levels as low as 40% NDFD could ... having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle ... should be harvested between 40 to 60 days (30 to 50 inches tall) for lactating dairy cows. Harvesting ...

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