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  1. 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 ...

  2. Emergency Preparedness Through a Farm Walk Through

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/emergency-preparedness-through-farm-walk-through

    be toxic to both humans and livestock. H 2 S gas concentration levels of 2 to 20 ppm will cause ... symptoms of nausea, headache, and dizziness. H 2 S levels greater than 100 ppm will cause altered ... around your farm. The best way to bridge the gap between your farm and emergency responders is to invite ...

  3. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    phosphorus should be at least 15 ppm for grasses and 25 ppm for legumes, while minimum soil potassium in ppm ... weed-free. Don’t overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface ... a good window of opportunity when soils are dry enough. The outlook for this spring is for planting ...

  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. 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, ...

  6. 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.     ...

  7. Recognizing and Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/recognizing-and-managing-heat-stress-dairy-cattle

    University Extension We have experienced high temperatures and uncomfortable humidity recently. These ... people.  Depending upon their level of production, temperatures as low as 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit can ... cause stress.  The table below shows the effects of the temperature-humidity index (THI) on dairy cattle ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  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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