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  1. 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); ...

  2. 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 ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-25-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    predicted at $20.50/cwt, with protein and butterfat prices at $2.67/lb and $3.15/lb respectively. This ... the Cow-Jones Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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.     ...

  6. Use 2022 Profitability As a Catalyst for Retirement Savings

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-5/use-2022-profitability-catalyst-retirement-savings

    retirement benefits is based on your 35 highest years of earnings. If you pay in at the minimum level, your ... social security retirement will be minimal. In high profitability years, managers should maximize the ... wages or profit that is subject to social security tax (to help with 35 high year average). According to ...

  7. Compost Bedded Pack Dairy Barns in Ohio

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-15-issue-1/compost-bedded-pack-dairy-barns-ohio

    high costs associated with transport of manure that is up to 90% water.  For dairy farms to remain ... were high with plenty of openings for good air movement. Some had fans for summer cooling. All farms ... for most barns, and at most times, except for two barns, the barns had high relative humidity in the ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. New Online Application for Prevention of Johne's Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-18-issue-4/new-online-application-prevention-johnes-disease

    additions, 74.6, 41.8, and 50.1% of the small, medium, and large herds, respectively, tested new additions ... to 99 cows), 12.9% of the medium herds, and 20.1% of the large herds required information on Johne’s ... Disease status of the herd of origin for the purchased cattle. Of operations that tested new animal ...

  10. Spring Applications of Manure and Inorganic Fertilizer to Cool Season Grasses

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-8-issue-2/spring-applications-manure-and-inorganic-fertilizer

    testing laboratory for analysis. Recommendations for fertilizer P and K based upon soil test levels are ... can be done anytime during the growing season. When soil test levels are below the optimum, split ... N response can lead to high K levels, which can represent risk to animals. In addition, avoid smothering the ...

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