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  1. 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 ...

  2. Valuing Bedded-Pack Manure

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/valuing-bedded-pack-manure

    will usually be between 10 and 15 lb/ton. Applying pen-pack manure can be more precise if you know the ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-5/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    University Milk Prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for August and September were at $16.50 ... Index was used for average US cows weighing 1500 lb and producing milk with 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein. ...

  4. Early-Spring Planted Forages for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/early-spring-planted-forages-dairy-farms

    the spring. Spring triticale is a cross between wheat and rye and is well-adapted to a range of soils ... generally has NDF concentrations around 50% and CP concentrations between 12 and 16%. Invitro NDF ... adapted to cool wet soils. Forage varieties have been developed and are marketed. Spring barley will ...

  5. Calf Behavior and Bedding Materials

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-17-issue-5/calf-behavior-and-bedding-materials

    surface of the bedding.  Ammonia levels above 5 ppm at the calf nose level are harmful. Bedding material ... hr/day from 50 to 56 days of age.  Group housing systems must provide adequate space to enable all the ...

  6. Antibiotic Stewardship in Calves – Part 2

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-6/antibiotic-stewardship-calves-%E2%80%93-part-2

    muzzle, and breathing rate. Eyes can be scored according to discharge levels. A score of 0 is a healthy ...

  7. Short-Season Forages for Late Summer Planting on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-4/short-season-forages-late-summer-planting-dairy

    Ohio State University Short-season forages planted in late summer can be sources of highly digestible ... silage are possible if planted in late July to early August. Harvesting between late boot, or early ... alfalfa, but it is a very acceptable feed. Spring triticale is biotype of the hybrid cross between cereal ...

  8. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    though, keep in mind that the soil should be firm enough to support equipment. Compaction damage has ... in those short windows of opportunity between rains, and hopefully avoid overly mature stored ... evening. Proper dry matter content for haylage ranges from 30 to 50% (50 to 70% moisture), depending on the ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... were this time last year. To estimate profitability at these nutrient prices, the Cow-Jones Index was ...

  10. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    risk under high nitrogen conditions and if the summer becomes very dry. Ensiling reduces risk of both ... http://www.forages.psu.edu/topics/species_variety_trials/species/brassica/index.html. Seeding Rates and Mixtures Plant high quality seed of a known variety, which will ensure high ... https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/forage2008/table16.asp Kentucky: http://forages.ca.uky.edu/variety_trials (see Annual Grass Report) Soil temperatures ...

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