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  1. Economic Assistance Available for Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/economic-assistance-available-dairy-farms

    Dianne Shoemaker, Extension Farm Management Specialist, Ohio State University Extension One ... business. Once a farm has been approved, they will receive a first payment of 80% of the total calculated payment ... farms. Using the simple example above, a herd with 500 milking cows shipping 80 pounds per cow per day would ...

  2. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2019)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2019

    The Ohio State University It is always important to monitor the yield of milk and the composition of ... milk, especially for the individual farmer, because the income of the dairy farm depends on this source ... within a farm. The income over feed costs (IOFC) and feed costs per hundred of milk are important ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    April Frye White, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State ... near future. Table 1. Prices of dairy nutrients for Ohio dairy farms, May 26, 2020. Economic Value of ... 75% confidence limits of 26 feed commodities used on Ohio dairy farms, May 26, 2020 For convenience, ...

  4. Should You Consider Reducing Mineral Supplementation in Periods of Low Milk Prices?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-3/should-you-consider-reducing-mineral-supplementation

    State University The cost of mineral and vitamin supplementation is low compared to the cost of ... below the concentrations stated above. In the short term, Mn could be reduced to around 25 ppm for ...

  5. 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

    Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University ... In a recent meta-analysis conducted at the University of Florida, Husnain and Santos (2019 ... metabolizable protein (MP) intake using the NRC (2001). Husnain and Santos (2019) hypothesized that heifers ...

  6. 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 ... experiments conducted at Ohio State, we found that the true digestibility of ROM is very high (96%) and is ... < 80% to essentially 100%, depending on the feed, and we know many of the factors responsible for ...

  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

    Crawford County; and Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, The Ohio State University The ... normal again, although hopefully not as bad as 2019. The purpose of this article is to stimulate our ... companion crops you will use) and have it on the farm, if not done so already.   Buy inoculant if seed is ...

  8. 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 ... Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Establishing ... and teaching protocols for crucial farm tasks forms the foundation of training farm ...

  9. 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

    Veterinarian, The Ohio State University Extension Agriculture is no stranger to contagious disease. Drawing on ... current human viral outbreak and keep our farms running. Unless they are sick, farmers don’t usually tell ... their workers to stay home, but through keeping social distance on the farm and increasing many of our ...

  10. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    Science, The Ohio State University Early spring provides one of the two preferred times to seed perennial ... the Tri-State Soil Fertility Recommendations ... source adapted to our region. Planting “common” seed (variety not stated) usually proves to be a very ...

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