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  1. Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/midwest-regional-dairy-challenge

    for me to learn how to evaluate management practices on a dairy farm. I attended the Midwest Dairy ... division. The three-day program included educational sessions regarding topics such as robotic milking, farm ... financials, and farm evaluation tools. The main contest took place at three area farms who graciously allowed ...

  2. Assessing Winter Damage and Evaluating Alfalfa Stand Health

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/assessing-winter-damage-and-evaluating-alfalfa-stand

    evaluation includes stem counts and digging plant roots. Select random sites throughout the field and ... evaluate the plants in a one-foot square area. Check at least one site for every 5 to 10 acres. Increasing ... significant winter injury. Forage growers should plan to spend time assessing winter damage and evaluating the ...

  3. Staying Connected with the OSU Dairy Working Group

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/staying-connected-osu-dairy-working-group

    check, and farm transition. We also share national Extension dairy education programs on our Facebook ... page; follow us to stay up-to-date on programs we are doing around the State. If you are looking for ... farmers in every corner of the State more often using Facebook and YouTube. As we conduct programs around ...

  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

    Challenging growing conditions in 2018 left many dairy farms looking at short forage supplies heading into the ... usually produce tonnage that is a little lower than oats or triticale and is best established on ... biennial in longevity, so it can usually produce some forage into the second year, depending on winter ...

  5. Media Release: Agersens to Work with Ohio State University to Test eShepherd in US Beef and Dairy Industries

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/media-release-agersens-work-ohio-state-university

    make farming more efficient, more manageable and less labor intensive,” said Mr. Reilly. “Farmers in ... labor costs.” This latest MoU comes on the heels of similar Memorandums struck with the University of ... providing farm extension services through their agricultural education mission for agricultural producers. ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    (predicted) and 75% confidence limits of 27 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, March 24, 2019. For ... $16/cwt is what I would consider breaking even based on current feed prices. Whether prices can surge far ... beyond $16/cwt is a tossup and will largely depend on if total milk production starts to decline in the ...

  7. VOLUME 21, ISSUE 2

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-2

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  8. Dairy Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/dairy-cost-production

    evaluation of net return per cow.  Is it positive?  This has been a challenge for farms in this extended down ... businesses. Choose 2019 to be the year you focus on really knowing your farm business’s numbers.  Money may be ... Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker, Farm Management Specialist, Ohio State University Extension The more things ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    used on Ohio dairy farms, January 27, 2019. For convenience, Table 3 summarizes the economic ... ingredients were appraised using the software program SESAME™ developed by Dr. St-Pierre at The Ohio State ... January 27, 2019. Price estimates of net energy lactation (NE L, $/Mcal), metabolizable protein (MP, $/lb; ...

  10. Cold Weather Dairy Calf Care

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-1/cold-weather-dairy-calf-care

    temperature is the lower boundary below which the animal needs additional nutrients, primarily energy, to meet ... calves is higher as compared to younger calves, but it takes time and energy to grow and develop that ... accelerated growth programs. The fat content should be at least 15%, and higher fat content milk replacers of ...

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