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  1. 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 ... assistants in the department. Each year the University Laboratory Safety Committee’s Excellence in Safety ...

  2. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

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

    The Ohio State University Spring is underway, and thus, we expect it to be windy. However, the ... discussed in the January Issue of Buckeye Dairy News. With less travel in the US with the ‘shelter in ... a reduction in the price of corn from January to March as evidenced by the article written by April Frye in ...

  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

    commercial feed testing labs did not measure starch, but it is now a routine assay. One improvement we are ... < 80% to essentially 100%, depending on the feed, and we know many of the factors responsible for ... Coarse ground dry corn (>3500 um) 0.80 Ground high moisture corn (>27% moisture) 0.96 Rolled high ...

  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

    University Milk prices In the last issue, the Class III futures for January and February were at $19.91 and ... $17.01/cwt, respectively. The Class III component price for January closed nearly $3/cwt lower at $17.05/cwt ... are both about 5% and 62% higher than January ($0.35/lb and $0.11/lb, respectively). This is ...

  5. 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

    triple rinse it with a tank cleaning agent or ammonia. The EPA has many different disinfectant options ... tractor seats, it may be beneficial to wrap them in plastic to allow for better cleaning. Once wrapped in ... https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html Biosecurity Fundamentals for Extension Personnel: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/vme-5 ...

  6. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    cows consuming greater than 800 g/day of MP was for cows producing >80 lb/day of milk, which had ...

  7. 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

    weather outlook for our spring planting season is not encouraging, as it is expected to be wetter than ... activities. Begin your planning by mentally walking through what you will do the day you plant. It might even ... order it to be spread as soon as the field is fit (hopefully you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if ...

  8. 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

    the air, with the tulips and daffodils starting to bloom, and alfalfa fields coming back to life. It ... cool. While an inefficient system may not create problems now, it is wasting energy, and by summer, it ... a number to each fan on the farm, it will help you to track the maintenance cost of each individual fan. ...

  9. Determining Forage Moisture Content

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

    forage that will be baled, grab a sample from the windrow and tightly twist it. Depending upon how ... determining forage moisture, so it can’t be pooh-poohed and written off. However, for those who may want more ... dries down to its endpoint moisture. The procedure involves weighing out 100 grams (fresh weight) of ...

  10. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

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

    teats for 30 seconds before wiping it off? Why is 90 to 120 seconds needed between the time the udder is ... of deal. Over time, it is natural to see drift away from protocols, and whether intentionally or ... unintentionally, a step gets left out or it is not followed completely.  It is common to see protocols get modified ...

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