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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 ...

  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

    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 ... respective months in 2018. However, product sales and dairy exports are both experiencing growth and making ...

  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 ...

  5. Making High Quality Baleage

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-3/making-high-quality-baleage

    baleage is a plan and not a rescue. If you are thinking baleage might be a needed option for you, either ... as planned or when your dry hay window disappears, start your plan before you are calling around to ... a major consideration when selecting the type of bale wrapper you will buy or rent. The two options are ...

  6. Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

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

    available for heat abatement, producers should also consider where they are utilizing them. It is critical ... curtains are being opened. Routine checks of these can allow you to get ahead of the heat of summer, as it ... convection are no longer effective. Heat stress can be detected from elevated body temperature, respiration ...

  7. 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

    a decision? Particularly if you are considering the five-year commitment, use the decision tool developed by ... that option.  The decision tool’s milk and feed price data are updated nearly daily, so you may receive ... Program, re-named and re-configured in the 2018 Farm Bill.  The changes you will see in the DMC Program ...

  8. 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

    rye straw are 1 ½ to 2 tons per acre; it is recommended that you do not use spring nitrogen fertilizer ... Wheat fields are thin and straw is hard to find this year. Straw price went sky high last winter and ... to100 per ton for unbaled wheat straw in the field. As you weigh your options, be sure to consider ...

  9. 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

    inventory of corn silage and determine if you can increase the feeding rate without running out before the ... supplementation of potassium and/or sodium buffers. High corn silage diets are usually low in Dietary Cation-Anion ... and early June when soil temperatures are at least 60 to 65 o F and up to late June in northern Ohio ...

  10. 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

    where forage supplies are already critically short. Sudangrass, sorghum x sudangrass hybrids, pearl ... 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 ...

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