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  1. Addressing 2019 Agricultural Challenges-or- Dealing with the Impacts: Q&As for a Weird Weather Year

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/addressing-2019-agricultural-challenges-or-dealing

    know what you are thinking about. Check out other helpful sites, including your OSU Dairy Industry ... management Agronomic crops Farm stress New Q&As and webinars are added as needs are identified.  Have ... a question?  Is there another issue that should be addressed?  Click the “submit a question” tab and let us ...

  2. Management Strategies for Limited Forage Supply on Dairy Farms

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/management-strategies-limited-forage-supply-dairy

    refusals). Sale unprofitable cows, extra heifers, and cows in the dry pen that are not pregnant. The focus ... lactating cows may be necessary, especially if barns are overstocked. Feed low quality forages and feeds ... sole forage can be fed, but you will need to work with your nutritionist for careful balancing of the ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    Also, there are reasons that a feed might be a very good fit in your feeding program while not appearing ... Milk Production is Stagnant but Prices are Rising In the last issue, the Class III futures for May and ... Overall, milk prices are getting better and continue to be on the rise. An explanation for the continued ...

  4. Foliar Fungicides for Corn Silage: A Benefit or an Expense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-4/foliar-fungicides-corn-silage-benefit-or-expense

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2019-23/delayed-corn-planting-disease-risk-corn. When a fungal disease infects the plant, you often see a natural response to the disease of an ... fungicide application, there were no diseases detectable. At harvest, mycotoxins were detected in the silage ... late planted corn that may have low grain yields.    What does all this mean? First, there is still ...

  5. What Are Your Bedding Options- is $100/ton Straw an Option?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/what-are-your-bedding-options-100ton-straw-option

    with all the recent rains. One option that has gained some popularity is precut rye straw. There are ... rye straw are 1 ½ to 2 tons per acre; it is recommended that you do not use spring nitrogen fertilizer ... S 3 2 2 Absorbency factor 2.5 2.6 2.1 Value of nutrients per ton (no S) $20.70 $12.60 $10.87 There are a few ...

  6. Living with Lower Quality and Limited Amounts of Forage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/living-lower-quality-and-limited-amounts-forage

    stands, resulting in substantial winter kill. Numerous stands across the State were completely destroyed. ... Other stands may have suffered less damage, but first cutting yields will likely be substantially lower ... because of increased proportion of grass and other weeds in the stands. To make matters worse, many ...

  7. Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/heat-stress-dairy-cows

    lowered milk production, there are also other consequences for a heat stressed animal, such as lowered ... temperatures this summer. Aside from shading cows, there are a variety of methods to cool cows. Evaporative ... curtains are being opened. Routine checks of these can allow you to get ahead of the heat of summer, as it ...

  8. 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up Coming Soon!

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/2019-dairy-margin-coverage-program-%E2%80%93-sign-coming

    election for pounds over the first 5 million.   There are also opportunities to recover program ... a decision? Particularly if you are considering the five-year commitment, use the decision tool developed by ... discount and total 5-year cost if you want to consider that option. There is also a button to plug in your ...

  9. Emergency Forages for Planting Early to Mid-Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/emergency-forages-planting-early-mid-summer

    dairy producers are facing a critical forage shortage to feed their herds. Forage stands were damaged ... perennial stands. Meanwhile, what options can we consider for growing forage this year? We are well past the ... across Ohio this past winter, and the wet spring has further deteriorated the few stands that initially ...

  10. Feeding and Nutrition

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                Feeding and Nutrition General Information: American Feed Industry Association Feed ... Corn for Corn Silage (2012) Pricing Standing Corn for Silage Pricing Soybeans for Silage Pricing ... Standing Hay Crop in the Field (2019 Challenge; Factsheet; Worksheet) Penn State University- Dairy Cattle ...

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