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  1. Using Protocols to Train Farm Employees

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

    Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, Ohio State University Extension Establishing ... and teaching protocols for crucial farm tasks forms the foundation of training farm ... useful to cross train farm employees and build some resiliency into the farm operation. Whether the farm ...

  2. Determining Forage Moisture Content

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

    County; and  Dr. Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist, The Ohio State University Stored forage is an ... Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County; Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford ... important component of many livestock operations. Stored forage quality is dependent upon several key ...

  3. Establishing New Forage Stands

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

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, Department of Horticulture and Crop ... preparing for planting along with the following 10 steps will help improve your chances for successful ... (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages). Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa it should be 6.5 to 6.8. Soil ...

  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

    $17.01/cwt, respectively. The Class III component price for January closed nearly $3/cwt lower at $17.05/cwt ... reflective of the quality of forage harvested last year, as well as the increased cost of several high ... $10.61 and $11.13/cwt, respectively. This is nearly $3/cwt lower than estimates from January ($13.39 and ...

  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

    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 ... Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County; Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, Extension Dairy ... Veterinarian, The Ohio State University Extension Agriculture is no stranger to contagious disease. Drawing on ...

  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

    Dr. Bill Weiss, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio ... commercial feed testing labs did not measure starch, but it is now a routine assay. One improvement we are ... equation with ROM and starch improves the accuracy of predicting NEL, especially for feeds that are not ...

  7. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

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

    Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, ... discussed in the January Issue of Buckeye Dairy News. With less travel in the US with the ‘shelter in ... each issue of the Buckeye Dairy News (Table 1). From January to March, the price of distillers gains ...

  8. 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

    of DM. In dry cows, increasing MP intake from 800 to 1,100 g/day did not improve intake or milk ... allow feeding late gestation heifers and dry cows separately, income over feed costs could be improved ...

  9. 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

    Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Crawford County, Ohio State University Extension Spring is in ... cleaning. Be sure to disconnect the power supply before washing the fan and be extra cautious of water ...

  10. 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

    Dr. Mark Sulc, Professor and Extension Forage Specialist; Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, ... Crawford County; and Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Wayne County, The Ohio State University The ... about calibrating drills: https://forages.osu.edu/video/drill-calibration?width=657px&height=460px ...

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