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  1. The Matter of Dry Matter

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/matter-dry-matter

    and minerals. Water dilutes whatever it is mixed with, and in this case, the nutrients an animal needs ... most accurate diet, so we can provide the animal with its necessary nutrients. Looking at DM nutrient ... lb. It’s only 100 lb, but it increases the protein of the mix by about 1 percentage point, not to ...

  2. Compassion Fatigue

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    It’s refreshing to look back over the spring and summer and recognize some projects that were ... from your past, but do not dwell in it, instead dwell in the present for what you do in the present ... your control.  Recognize that you can’t do it all and let go of the guilt for not doing enough.  Try to ...

  3. 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

    incubation period (it could take years), (2) the absence of clinical signs until advanced stages, and (3) the ... Dr. Gustavo M. Schuenemann and Dr. Jeffrey D. Workman, Department of Veterinary Preventive ... Medicine, Ohio State University Extension Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants ...

  4. Upcoming Ag Events

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    method of disposal for livestock. Certification is needed in the State of Ohio to compost cattle, horses, ...

  5. Preparing for Back to School

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    heading back to school.   As I listen to conversations in the store about school supply lists, might ... I offer that this is a really good time to have a teachable moment concerning money and how we use it ... and list of class requirements; it may not be an equal amount.  Then help them make their shopping ...

  6. 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

    State University Extension Hay and haylage crops are grown on just over 1 million acres in Ohio (NASS, ... state of Ohio (NASS, 2017). Fertilizer costs represent 40 to 60% of the variable input costs of forage ... hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ...

  7. Gypsy Moth Damaging Area Trees

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    year. Due to the continued spread of gypsy moth throughout the state, it has been determined that total ... prevent larger outbreaks. If you believe you have had gypsy moths affecting trees on your property, it is ... the tree. Typically, if a well-established tree is defoliated for a single year, it will still be able ...

  8. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    the forage could have been harvested almost 80 days after planting (67 inches tall) and still be ... Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Crawford County, The Ohio State University Summer annual ... cows, forage with NDFD levels of 50% are usually acceptable, and levels as low as 40% NDFD could ...

  9. 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

    mastitis prevention, it is important to record how many cows are infected and how many are not infected at ... Dr. Luciana Bignardi da Costa, and Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, Department of Veterinary Preventive ... Medicine, The Ohio State University Mastitis is the most common and costly disease affecting dairy cows, ranking ...

  10. 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

    surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... Extension Educator, Sandusky County, The Ohio State University The rainy weather in many regions of Ohio and ... cases, it may be better to gamble more on the weather just to get the old crop off and a new one started. ...

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