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  1. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    https://wayne.osu.edu/sites/wayne/files/imce/COVID-19%20Farm%20Employees%20FAQ%27s%20English.pdf Disinfection in On-Farm Biosecurity Procedures: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-8 Cleaning ... their workers to stay home, but through keeping social distance on the farm and increasing many of our ... be a good time to review the visitation requirements you have on your farm. To keep you and your ...

  2. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    consume between 20 to 25% of the total energy used on the farm. Fan maintenance is critical to keeping ... a number to each fan on the farm, it will help you to track the maintenance cost of each individual fan. ... cool. While an inefficient system may not create problems now, it is wasting energy, and by summer, it ...

  3. Update to the OARDC Feed Energy Equation

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/update-oardc-feed-energy-equation

    State University, Wooster The equation used by many feed testing labs to estimate net energy for ... lactation (NEL) values is based on equations developed at OARDC in 1984 and 1992. Minor adjustments have ... other components. The original simplified equation estimated the digestible energy (DE) provided by ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    breakeven (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, March 26, ... software program SESAME™ developed by Dr. St-Pierre at The Ohio State University. The resulting analysis ... of net energy lactation (NEL, $/Mcal), metabolizable protein (MP, $/lb; MP is the sum of the ...

  5. March 2020 Highlights

    https://fst.osu.edu/newsletter/food-science-and-technology-news/march-2020-highlights

    Wenneker at the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center on receiving the 2020 Group Excellence In Safety ... Award. The FIC team was recognized for developing an annual safety training program for graduate teaching ... laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus. Congratulations to Mike Nelson, Madeline Baker, Kirsten Lower, ...

  6. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/using-protocols-train-farm-employees

    on writing farm protocols from Michigan State Extension suggested that successful protocols are based ... and teaching protocols for crucial farm tasks forms the foundation of training farm ... the context of a farm, protocols are defined as a set of steps or procedures that guide or define how ...

  7. OSU Extension COVID-19 Information – FAQs

    https://extension.osu.edu/about/vision-mission-values/designext-%E2%80%93-shaping-ohio-state-university-extensions-future/osu

    right now at the university. This means there is currently no on-farm research, no face-to-face on-farm ... can be applied on the sponsored program. In these cases, please document this fractional effort and ... whether on our farms, to keep offices open, or monitor labs, etc.  Please note:  We are also keeping in ...

  8. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    grains and a downward impact on the price of corn. Distillers grains are fed to livestock for energy from ... situation on the direct and indirect impacts to the dairy industry. Domestic demand and exports are in flux ... on the dairy product side. On Friday, March 27, prices for all market classes fell for dairy products ...

  9. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if not done so already.   Buy inoculant if seed is ... short and few windows of opportunity to be in the fields this spring. In this article, we focus on ... today, or what can I do now that will make that activity go smoothly and efficiently on planting day?” ...

  10. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    a microwave is that the forage material can catch on fire if the sampler is not being careful as the forage ... a representative forage sample that has been cut into pieces no larger than one inch in length. On a microwave safe ... evenly as possible over the paper towel on the plate.  Weight the plate, towel and forage and record this ...

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