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  1. Stay Safe Making Hay When the Sun Shines

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-safe-making-hay-when-sun-shines

    a busy month, finishing the crop planting, caring for livestock, and harvesting first cutting of hay. Hay ... harvest can be a very labor intensive and time-consuming job. Hay harvest involves working around many ... easily shorten the harvest window making the process very challenging. Harvest your hay crop in intervals ...

  2. Taking a Time Out

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/taking-time-out

    just sit, and ponder or think.  Whatever works best for you, realize that reflection increases our ... self-awareness and when we increase our awareness we thrive.  You may enjoy the silence in a room or the soft ... finds you.  Those few moments several times a week have been proven to increase life satisfaction, work ...

  3. Warm Weather Means Warm Season Grasses

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/warm-weather-means-warm-season-grasses

    annuals also require less water to increase their dry matter volume. Now that corn and beans have been ... Broadcast seeding requires a firm seedbed and cultipacking after seeding is recommended to ensure adequate ... does require a level of care, as they can produce prussic acid (cyanide) and cause poisoning in ...

  4. Preserve Forage Quality with Baleage

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/preserve-forage-quality-baleage

    Making premium quality dry hay requires a 3-4 day stretch of premium weather when the forage is of ... acids and improves digestibility of the forage. When harvesting forages, there is a sweet spot between ... grasses, the sweet spot for harvest is at the boot stage or just as the seed head is emerging. 10% bloom is ...

  5. Summer Days Ahead: Don’t Ignore Heat Stress!

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/summer-days-ahead-don%E2%80%99t-ignore-heat-stress

    require protective clothing, such as pesticide application, further increase the risk.    Heat stress is ... Mary Ann Rose, Pesticide Safety Education With the arrival of summer, the risk of heat stress ... increases.  Farmers have an elevated risk of heat stress for obvious reasons – working outdoors.  Activities that ...

  6. Summer is a good time for a youth labor checkup

    https://agnr.osu.edu/news/summer-good-time-youth-labor-checkup

    requirements.  Treat youth like adults for verification, workers compensation and taxes.   The law doesn’t deal ... and withholding taxes.  A farm employer must complete these same requirements for youth employees. ... under the age of 14 to be employed as long as certain requirements are met, such as having written ...

  7. Dr. Lisa Bielke Receives Evonik Award for Achievement in Poultry Science

    https://ansci.osu.edu/home/slides/dr-lisa-bielke-receives-evonik-award-achievement-poultry-science

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  8. 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

    average production per cow increases about 2% annually and the most populated breeds, Holstein and Jersey, ... increased in milk yield by about 2.8% from 2019 to 2020. During this same time period, milk fat percentage ... increased about 2.6% for Holstein and 1% for Jersey and milk protein percentage remained the same. Using ...

  9. Jams & Jellies

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/jams-jellies

    properly increases. For best quality, only make what you will use within the year.  If using a freezer ...

  10. 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

    Stress Threshold (tan zone), fans should be operating. As the stress increases, more heat mitigation ... increased breaths per minute, which should be between 40 to 60 under normal conditions. While not ... cattle increase their sweating. This can lead to dehydration even as it provides evaporative cooling. We ...

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