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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    are about 33 and 64% higher compared to the 5-year averages ($0.39/lb and $0.08/lb, respectively). Net ... respectively. Both estimates exceed those in the previous issue by $1.00 or more and are likely to be ... May 25, 2021 are presented in Table 2. Detailed results for all 26 feed commodities are reported. The ...

  2. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    practices are needed. Besides monitoring environmental conditions, signs of heat stress can include ... dairy cows are at greater risk for heat stress when the THI exceeds 68. The latest summer outlooks from ... for the month of June, as well as the June-August period (Figure 2). There are also indications that ...

  3. Roseler and Weiss Inducted into the Ohio State Dairy Hall of Service

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    dairy industry in his role as a Technical Dairy Specialist for Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed. In this role, ... Wooster, Ohio with his wife Vickie.Their four children are grown and have started families of their ...

  4. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2020)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2020

    of revenue. The yields of fat and protein are the primary determinants of the price received by ... farmers. The proportions of fat and protein are useful in monitoring cow health and feeding practices ... within a farm. The income over feed costs (IOFC) and feed costs per hundred of milk are important ...

  5. Ohio State Students Take First Place at the 2021 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/ohio-state-students-take-first-place-2021-north

    format for undergraduate students whereby they are grouped into teams of three to four individuals. ... Locally, veterinary and graduate students are invited to attend the farm visit and participate in a meeting ... is selected and records from the farm are made available to students. Typically, students are taken ...

  6. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    deadline. The information you receive from your analysis will tell you where you were in 2020. Integrating that ... $37.32/ton to feed, and half cost between $37.32 and $100+/ton to feed. Which side of $37 are you on? Which ... information with your agronomic decisions will help you choose sides and line up for a profitable future.C ...

  7. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

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    (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 – 6.8. ... accompanying article on preparing now for planting, along with the following 10 steps to follow on the day you ... fertility are in the recommended ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations ...

  8. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/usda-projects-dairy-production-2030

    projections are based on assumptions and many unknowns, they do provide a glimpse of how U.S. farm commodity ... https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/100526/oce-2021-1.pdf?v=3513.2. The following paragraphs and figure are taken from the report. Milk production is projected to rise at ... relatively flat in the middle of the decade but grow in the latter years. In 2030, milk cows are projected to ...

  9. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/gearing-spring-planting

    work tasks that you will need to do when the weather and soils are fit, then prioritize them. Think ... first day of planting forages. What will you do the day you plant? It might even help jog your thoughts ... Below are some examples of preparations to do now: Make sure your fuel supply is full and fill the tanks ...

  10. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

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    be challenging, there are a few tools that can help you. Fans should be monitored on a routine basis, ... individual fan. The logbook allows you to monitor when a fan is having increased belt wear or motors that are ... checklist: Do all shafts turn smooth; are bearings showing wear? Inspect impeller for cracks. Are belts worn? ...

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