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  1. 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 ...

  2. Selenium Yeast for Dairy Cattle

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-5-issue-6/selenium-yeast-dairy-cattle

    supplemented with the maximum legal amount of Se (currently 0.3 ppm). The question is, "Should you use ... certain areas of Ohio, water can contain very high concentrations of sulfate. In an experiment conducted ... at OARDC, sulfate intake equivalent to drinking water with approximately 300 ppm sulfate-sulfur (900 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. DIBS

    https://dairy.osu.edu/resources/dibs

    Financial Management     Dairy Revenue Protection: A Risk Management Tool  (#45-20)   Financial Resources ... Cash is Short: The High Cost of Employee Turnover (DIB # 18-15; December 2015)   Non-Cash Compensation ...

  10. 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 ...

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