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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Ohio 4-H Mask Update

    https://ohio4h.org/news/ohio-4-h-mask-update

    Effective immediately, June 1, 2021: Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at ... 4-H camp (day or overnight) for ALL employees AND clientele. Face masks are not required to be worn ... other health and safety guidance is still in effect, such as physical distancing and sanitizing. Local ...

  5. 2020 Achievement Awards

    https://ohio4h.org/foundation/foundation-events/achievement-awards/2020-achievement-awards

    Overholt Health & Safety Achievement Award Callia Barwick Ohio Electric Cooperative Horse Achievement ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bring on the Heat

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/bring-heat

    requirements will change. However, humidity also plays a large role in heat stress. Because of daily ... changes that may be observed in heat stressed dairy cows are increased thirst and respiration rate ... every 1 mph increase in wind speed. High-volume, low-speed fans or box fans are both options depending ...

  10. Ohio State Students Take First Place at the 2021 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/ohio-state-students-take-first-place-2021-north

    challenge each fall semester to provide training for students in the dairy herd management course and other ...

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