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  1. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    Measures of Competitiveness bulletin available at: https://dairy.osu.edu/sites/dairy/files/imce/2019 ... (https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/101676/ldp-m-325.pdf?v=2053.7) on July 16, 2021. This monthly outlook provides supply and use projections based on the World ... here: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde. Production and Use Data According to data from the ...

  2. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ... storage type will also determine how wet the crop should be prior to harvesting (Table 1). I think it’s ...

  3. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... a windrow they can make, but even those that make narrow windrows have been modified to spread the windrow ... and hopefully make it safe to store indoors. Keep in mind that preservative-treated hay should be fed ...

  4. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is ... decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ... relatively level and smooth if you plan to no-till, because you will have to live with any field roughness ...

  5. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    applied to the teats, causing no damage to the cow’s teat-ends. Make sure the cooling tank and any part or ... evaluate the effectiveness of your mastitis control during the dry period and to make decisions regarding ... mastitis prevention, it is important to record how many cows are infected and how many are not infected at ...

  6. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    reliant on the best available information. In order to make better and up-to-date forage fertility ... state of Ohio (NASS, 2017). Fertilizer costs represent 40 to 60% of the variable input costs of forage ... hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ...

  7. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    program for all or a portion of their lactating cows in order to add value to newborn calves. In beef ... cattle, there is a moderate to high correlation between heritability of growth traits and their genetic ... calves, replacement heifers needed, and calf death losses due to dystocia and the subsequent survival and ...

  8. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    dry matter before attempting to make dry hay. This can be done by cutting plants up with scissors into ... Summer-Annual Grasses. We planted a trial on July 19, 2013 near South Charleston, OH to evaluate the yield and ... planting, with the forage being cut to a 4-inch stubble height at each harvest. The NDF digestibility (NDFD) ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    continuing to decline in price from $2.81/lb in May to $2.51/lb in July. The Class III future for August is ... $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ...

  10. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    for other common production diseases due to body weight loss and debilitating immune response. ... Infected animals with MAP are difficult to identify and segregate from the herd or flock due to: (1) long ... ingesting MAP via colostrum and milk as well as environmental exposure to MAP in manure from infected cows. ...

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