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  1. Where to Test Forages for Nitrates.

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-14-issue-4/where-test-forages-nitrates

    limitations.  One kit indicates that its' testing range is from 0 to 1000 ppm nitrate nitrogen in a fresh ... plant.  This is the maximum safe level in a feed.  A lab test would be needed to determine actual ... crop, attention must be paid to the potential for high nitrate concentrations in the plants.  If nitrate ...

  2. Nitrogen Management of Forage Winter Cereals

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-24-issue-2/nitrogen-management-forage-winter-cereals

    rate revolves around yield potential, species planted, manure application history, and soil drainage. ... soils and the crop was planted before October 1 st, multiple studies have found little yield benefit to ... prior to harvest. On poorly drained soil with a history of manure applications, a spring nitrogen ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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.     ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Testing for Nitrates

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-9-issue-2/testing-nitrates

    and use the following equation: (test result x 120) / DM proportion, expressed as a decimal = ppm *If ... nitrate toxicity of animals. Conditions favorable to high nitrate concentration and feeding guidelines are ... (http://ohioline.osu.edu/as-fact/0003.html). Options for testing for nitrates are sending samples to feed analytical laboratories or using ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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