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  1. Ventilation System Maintenance Is Critical to Keeping Cows Comfortable

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/ventilation-system-maintenance-critical-keeping-cows

    dirt on the fan blades, shutters, and protective shrouds decreases air movement and increases the power ... requirements from the fan. Heavy cleaners and a pressure washer work well to remove dirt from the fans. Dirty ... individual fan. The logbook allows you to monitor when a fan is having increased belt wear or motors that are ...

  2. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

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

    consolidation. Technological and genetic developments will contribute to increasing yields. In 2030, milk ... to rise because of continued greater consumption of prepared foods and increased away-from-home ... continue to grow over the next 10 years, with the largest increases being in exports of products with high ...

  3. Beef Sire Selection for the Dairy Herd

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/beef-sire-selection-dairy-herd

    University Extension Creating half-blood bull calves with sexed beef bull semen can increase profitability on ...

  4. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface crusting. Firm the ... weeds and the forages become established before summer stress sets in. Weed pressure increases with ...

  5. Multi State Dairy Beef Program Being Offered

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/multi-state-dairy-beef-program-being-offered

    few years have faced a variety of challenges: low milk prices, increased feed costs, and often ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    March is $16.18/cwt, followed by an increase to $17.20/cwt in April. Nutrient prices It can be helpful ... nearly double the price of MP in March 2020 ($0.36/lb), reflective of the increased cost of protein-rich ...

  7. Gearing Up for Spring Planting

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

    it to be spread as soon as the field is fit (hopefully you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if ...

  8. VOLUME 23, ISSUE 2

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

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  9. Dairy Numbers Considered: A look at 2019 and 2020

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/dairy-numbers-considered-look-2019-and-2020

    Class III increasing steadily from $13.96/cwt in January to $19.37/cwt in December.  The industry looked ... struggled. The 2020 analysis will show the same. That is good news and bad news, depending on which group you ... will fall in. The trick is getting and staying in the group that makes decent returns, even in years ...

  10. Beef Sire Selection Program Being Offered to Dairy Producers

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/beef-sire-selection-program-being-offered-dairy

    increased focus on producing a higher value beef animal, it is important to understand what contributes to ... few years have faced a variety of challenges: low milk prices, increased feed costs, and often ...

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