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  1. Bunker and Silage Pile Safety

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/bunker-and-silage-pile-safety

    of the fall increases. Consider this example: most bunker silos and silage piles are packed to ... There are two primary risks associated with bunker silos and silage piles; falling from the top of ... a silage avalanche. Two factors that increase the risk of these accidents are complacency and weather ...

  2. Late planting leads to wetter harvested grain

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/late-planting-leads-wetter-harvested-grain

    their harvested corn and soybeans because both grains were planted several weeks late and had less time ... to dry in the field. While drying harvested corn in a mechanical dryer is typical each year, some ... outside when it’s 70 degrees and you can run around in short sleeves. Farmers are harvesting in winter ...

  3. Chow Line: Romaine lettuce alert affects Ohio, other states

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-romaine-lettuce-alert-affects-ohio-other-states

    that’s in your fridge was NOT harvested from Salinas, California, you should throw it out. That’s per the ... latest warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued an updated food safety ... Yuma, AZ agricultural region was implicated in an outbreak,” said Sanja Ilic, Food Safety State ...

  4. 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% ...

  5. Level 2 Serv Safe Exams

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/level-2-serv-safe-exams

    Level 2 Food Safety Training in Wayne County   ...

  6. Ohio State Report Evaluates Options for Reducing Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-report-evaluates-options-for-reducing-lake-erie%E2%80%99s-harmful-algal-blooms

    the most effective approaches to combat algal blooms. Just as your local news uses models to forecast ... phosphorus that is required to decrease harmful algal growth. However, none of the modeled scenarios met the ... reduction goals for dissolved reactive phosphorus. These results point to the need to further increase ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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