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  1. 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 ...

  2. Learn About the Dangers of Lead Paint

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/learn-about-dangers-lead-paint

    exposure is at high enough levels. According to  Groundwork Ohio's Building the Way Healthier Future ... about lead assessments or testing for your child.  Currently the  American Academy of Pediatrics  recommends a risk ... 4, 5 and 6 years of age. The recommendation is to do a risk assessment,  and do a blood lead level ...

  3. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    tank parameters. Parameter Low Medium High Bulk tank SCC (cells/mL) <200,000 200,000- 400,000 ... the farm level. Therefore, listed below are key points expanded from the National Mastitis Council ... control program to improve milk quality at the herd level: Point #1: Establishment of goals for udder ...

  4. Soil Health Management

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/soil-health-management

    Think about additional equipment, risk, or testing expenses; and realize that many soil improvements ... Set Reasonable Soil Health Goals The first step to soil health management is assessing your ... current soil health and identifying what properties need to be maintained or improved. Then set up soil ...

  5. Ohio Dairy Producer Webinar Series

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-1/ohio-dairy-producer-webinar-series

    winter to provide producers with timely updates on risk management strategies, milk market outlook, farm ... February 11: Dairy Risk Management: The first two risk management tools many producers utilize are the ... risks on your farm and developing a plan to help keep everyone on your farm safe. March 18: Utilizing ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 3

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-1/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-3

    decrease the risk of meat residues. Each protocol your vet gives you will have a set list of components: ... ® (ampicillin). This drug is given at a rate of 1 mL per 50 lb of body weight either IM or sub-q. We can treat the ... of individual animals and reduce the risk of drug residues in meat. Records are the only way to prove ...

  8. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    the U.S., heat stress is estimated to generate between $1.69 and $2.36 billion in total annual loss to ... factors in the humidity as well. For this reason, we utilize a temperature-humidity index (THI). While ... increased breaths per minute, which should be between 40 to 60 under normal conditions. While not ...

  9. Soil Health Winter Seminar Series

    https://soilhealth.osu.edu/news/soil-health-winter-seminar-series

    Falb, and Les Seiler 0.5 NM CCA CEUs January 21-  What Can Soil Health Tests Tell You? Steve Culman 0.5 ... improve soil health and measure impact on crop yield and farm profitability. Thursdays, January 14 – March ... https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/webinar-recordings/dirt-soil-health-investing-below-surface-0 January 14 – Does Soil Health Pay? Soil Health and Your Farm, Farmer Panel, Nathan Brown, Matt ...

  10. 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 ...

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