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  1. Feeding High Ash Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/feeding-high-ash-forages

    conditions at harvest can increase ash concentrations by 5 to more than 15 percentage points with only small ... either splashed onto the surface of the plant while in the field or was picked up during harvest. On ... average, cool season grasses, such as orchardgrass or fescue, harvested as hay or silage have about 7 to 9% ...

  2. Change Your Employee Recruitment and Interview Mindset

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/change-your-employee-recruitment-and-interview

    detail, and protocol.  Improving employee recruiting and interviewing skills increases the chance of ... and hiring requires a mindset adjustment. How do you attract dependable farm employees? What is your ... the employee recruitment and interview process.  Desperate for labor, the only job requirement seemed ...

  3. Increased Dairy Cow Productivity and Reduced Environmental Impact

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/increased-dairy-cow-productivity-and-reduced-environmental-impact

    increased efficiency of the inputs required to produce milk, there were also reductions in waste products.  ... dairy cattle industry on environmental impacts between 2007 and 2017” provides a picture of increased ... modeling and analysis to measure the increased efficiency of the dairy cow over this time period. In a time ...

  4. Corn Stalks Provide Another Grazing Option

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/corn-stalks-provide-another-grazing-option

    Over the past several weeks, a considerable amount of corn has been harvested for grain.  The corn ... is necessary to limit corn intake.   The key is to increase the stocking density.  Generally, this is ... density increases, selectivity decreases.  Livestock are forced to eat more of the forage portion of the ...

  5. Winter Calf Management

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/winter-calf-management

    increase in energy to meet maintenance requirements. There are many different calf-feeding programs. With ... the back leg when lying down. As temperatures continue to fall, adding calf jackets to help keep ... fall below freezing, or even 40⁰ F, is to have towels in a cabinet in the calving pen to help the cow ...

  6. 2020 Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Programs

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/2020-pesticide-and-fertilizer-recertification

    apply restricted use pesticides are required to attend 3 hours of recertification training every 3 years ... application, safety, rules and regulations), 1: Grain and Cereal Field Crops, 2: Forage Crops and Livestock, 3: ... training.  This is in addition to the $30 required by ODA for license renewal.  Two separate fees.  The cost ...

  7. 2020 DC Days Request for Applications Now Available

    https://grants.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news/2020-dc-days-request-applications-now-available

    the peer review process. This is an excellent opportunity for networking and to increase your grant ...

  8. 2018 Dairy Farm Business Summary Now Available

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/2018-dairy-farm-business-summary-now-available

    completed an analysis for 2018 was a loss of $155 per cow.  The good news is that the high 25% averaged ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    increase. Global demand for nonfat dry milk is also expected to pick up in the near future, which should ... from September (12.7¢/lb), whereas ne-NDF has increased around 6¢/lb. The e-NDF and ne-NDF prices are ... prices are still increasing IONC. The current IONC should also be very profitable for Ohio dairy farmers. ...

  10. Ohio Dairy Challenge, November 2019

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-21-issue-6/ohio-dairy-challenge-november-2019

    participating in the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge hosted by University of Wisconsin-River Falls during ...

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