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  1. Fall Application of Dairy Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/fall-application-dairy-manure

    approach $150 to $175/cow annually. The rapidly increasing prices of pumps, hoses, and manure application ... soil erosion. Another benefit of cover crops that overwinter is the uptake of nitrogen early in the ... with your Soil and Water Conservation District to be certain your cover crop mixture meets the ...

  2. National Dairy FARM Program to Release Animal Care Version 5

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-6/national-dairy-farm-program-release-animal-care

    farmers are committed to producing high quality, safe milk with integrity. The National Dairy FARM Program ... process between FARM & co-op/processor for farms that exceed animal observation benchmarks ...

  3. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    30 to 50 ppm Mehlich-3 and for grasses 20 to 30 ppm Mehlich-3. The optimal soil potassium level is ... much tillage depletes soil moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint ... and clovers should have a pH of 6.0 or above. The optimal soil phosphorus level for forage legumes is ...

  4. Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

    https://fabe.osu.edu/CTCon

    opportunities to gain valuable information. Among the speakers are:  Barry Fisher, a soil health expert;  Dan ... Laura Johnson, Heidelberg U.;  Shawn Lucas, Kentucky State U.;  Terry Hofecker, Soil 1; and about 25 OSU ... 10:00 a.m. The Tuesday sessions include: Soil Health, Cover Crops and No-till; Nutrient ...

  5. Establishing Alfalfa and Weed Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-2/establishing-alfalfa-and-weed-management

    be between 25 and 50 ppm. The Mehlich III soil test P concentrations should be between 40 and 79 ppm ... . The recommended rate of potash is based upon the soil test level in ppm, the cation exchange capacity, ... and yield goal.  If lime is required and the Bray P1 soil test value for phosphorus is below 25 ppm ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and ...

  7. Fertility Management of Meadows and Pastures

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-3/fertility-management-meadows-and-pastures

    from legumes. For good yields of forage, soil P levels need to be maintained at 15 to 25 ppm (30 to 50 ... lb/acre). Potassium soil levels should be 125 to 200 ppm (250 to 400 lb/acre). On many livestock farms that ... commercial fertilizer application will not affect crop yields. Soil P levels of over 35 ppm and K levels of ...

  8. Next Year’s Winter Annual Cereal Grain Forage Success Starts Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-5/next-year%E2%80%99s-winter-annual-cereal-grain-forage

    than the other three for hay. Barley CP stays higher even as the crop matures with similar CP levels at ... and a top location average for triticale at 5 tons/acre. In this study, 50 lb/acre of spring nitrogen ... 1.37 d 11.11 bc 50.4 d 69.5 a Hybrid Rye 10.5 1.85 bcd 9.28 d 65.9 a 56.9 ef Rye 10.0 1.92 bcd 10.89 bc ...

  9. Corn Silage Price, Processing, Performance, and Preparation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-4/corn-silage-price-processing-performance-and

    $0.50 to 1.50/ton, storage shrink at $4 to 8/ton, and feed out cost of $0.60 to 2.00/ton. Final in ... University Extension A high-performance football coach knows, the work is done in the weight room and ... practice. The farmers weight room work out of having quality corn silage starts with prepping the soil ...

  10. Feeding and Nutrition

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/feeding-and-nutrition

    National Forage Testing Association Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle, NRC, 2001 U.S. Grains Council ... Water Effects on Livestock Performance Water Mineral Intake with DCAD (MS Excel File) Water Testing ... Where to Have Your Water Tested Other Feed Resources Calculating Value of Feeds (MS Excel file) ...

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