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  1. Determining Forage Moisture Content

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/determining-forage-moisture-content

    factors, including forage maturity at harvest, forage moisture content at harvest, and forage storage ... maturity, the quality of a stored forage is greatly dependent upon moisture content at harvest. Given that ... moisture content to make good harvest decisions? The primary methods used to determine forage moisture are ...

  2. Turbulence in the Dairy Industry

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/turbulence-dairy-industry

    Among other changes are the shifts in components prices, mainly the focus on fat and protein, as ... discussed in the January Issue of Buckeye Dairy News. With less travel in the US with the ‘shelter in ... the fiber and fat and for protein. Thus, the reduced availability of distillers grains will increase ...

  3. Effects of Dietary Protein Level in Dry Cows and Heifers on Milk Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/effects-dietary-protein-level-dry-cows-and-heifers

    would require a greater MP intake than dry cows to maximize milk production. This is because heifers are ... still growing before calving unlike dry cows, and more MP would be required for heifer growth in ... addition to requirements for maintenance and pregnancy (i.e., fetal and mammary growth). In heifers, ...

  4. Establishing New Forage Stands

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/establishing-new-forage-stands

    opportunities to be few and short. As planting is delayed, the risk increases because of more competition from ... weed-free. Don’t overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface ... without a companion crop in the spring allows harvesting two or three crops of high-quality forage in the ...

  5. Fabric Masks Are Needed in Our Area!

    https://mahoning.osu.edu/news/fabric-masks-are-needed-our-area

    eisenhauer.30@osu.edu. We have a request from the local news to show what we are doing!! Thanks! ...

  6. Keeping Cows and Calves Cool Through Ventilation System Maintenance

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/keeping-cows-and-calves-cool-through-ventilation

    shutters, and protective shrouds decreases air movement and increases the power requirements from the fan. ... The logbook allows you to monitor when a fan is having increased belt wear or motors that are not ... pulleys increase belt wear and slippage and decrease fan RPM. Belts should ride at the top of a pulley and ...

  7. Zhao and Chen receive Ohio State University Outreach and Engagement Award

    https://fabe.osu.edu/news/zhao-and-chen-receive-ohio-state-university-outreach-and-engagement-award

    student led programs/initiatives focused on community-university partnerships and impact. “Our green home ... on investment, and increase their awareness of non-energy benefits that could be achieved through ...

  8. How to Get Ready for Spring Planting Now

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/how-get-ready-spring-planting-now

    short and few windows of opportunity to be in the fields this spring. In this article, we focus on ... order it to be spread as soon as the field is fit (hopefully you pulled a soil sample last fall, and if ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    reflective of the quality of forage harvested last year, as well as the increased cost of several high ...

  10. On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-22-issue-2/farm-biosecurity-keep-us-and-employees-safe

    their workers to stay home, but through keeping social distance on the farm and increasing many of our ... be a good time to review the visitation requirements you have on your farm. To keep you and your ...

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