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  1. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    Measures of Competitiveness bulletin available at: https://dairy.osu.edu/sites/dairy/files/imce/2019 ... (https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/101676/ldp-m-325.pdf?v=2053.7) on July 16, 2021. This monthly outlook provides supply and use projections based on the World ... 24,020 lb, a reduction of 45 lb from last month’s report.  Continued drought, high feed prices, and ...

  2. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ... this optimal balance between meeting crop nutrient requirements without over-application is highly ...

  3. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    having NDFD levels as low as 35 to 40% with high NDF levels are acceptable for dry cows or beef cattle ... with a single harvest after a mid-July planting date. The only combination of harvest dates that ... and allow the rolls to run at the proper height. That 2-harvest combination produced a total dry ...

  4. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    cattle, there is a moderate to high correlation between heritability of growth traits and their genetic ... heifers were raised on-site at a different facility. Pregnancy diagnosis was performed weekly for cows (32 ... primiparous and 5.8% in multiparous), breeding program (timed-AI versus estrus detection), and high milk ...

  5. 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

    pasteurization. High LPC numbers can be associated with improper sanitizing practices, unclean equipment, high ... water-hardness score, high alkalinity of alkaline detergent wash, or problems with cooling system/ plate cooler. ... The LPC values should be below 100 cfu/mL and values >200 cfu/mL are considered high. Coliforms are ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    restrictions that might exist.   Seed selection: Be sure to use high quality seed of adapted varieties and use ... (https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/2020-weed-control-guide-for-ohio-indiana-and-illinois-pdf/).   ...

  7. 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

    preservative, and it does not guarantee that bales will not generate internal heat.  While the acid works to ... internal temperature of the hay during the first three weeks after baling. See the following article for ...

  8. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). MAP is a highly ...

  9. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    that you need to juggle. Knowing the knowledge and tools to make high quality feed not only sets YOU up ...

  10. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2020)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2020

    9 16,919 3.83 3.25   2017 6 16,145 4.00 3.25   2018 4 16,346 4.29 3.25   2019 3 16,225 4.53 3.22   2020 ... 5 15,431 4.01 3.21 Brown Swiss 2016 17 20,216 4.22 3.45   2017 16 19,840 4.25 3.49   2018 13 19,817 4.21 ... 5 17,063 4.76 3.45   2018 5 15,800 4.60 3.39   2019 5 14,787 4.52 3.37   2020 7 15,932 4.54 3.36 Holstein ...

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