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  1. Oats as an Alternative Forage

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/oats-alternative-forage

    summer through early fall for fall grazing or forage harvest. Summer oats has a wide planting window but ... milking cows. Planting after wheat harvest provides forage and increases farm profitability, with return ... few downfalls to fall harvested oats for forage is that they are very susceptible to crown rust, which ...

  2. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/harvest-management-sorghum-forages

    requirements. Based on the results shown above, the forage harvested from 60 to 80 days after planting (50 to 67 ... used as additional sources of forage on dairy farms. This article discusses harvest and grazing ... management of these grasses. The general guidelines for harvesting or grazing these summer annual grasses as ...

  3. 2021 Ohio Wheat Performance Test- Results Available Online

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/2021-ohio-wheat-performance-test-results-available-online

    https://stepupsoy.osu.edu/news/2021-ohio-wheat-performance-test The results will also be available on the OSU Crop Performance Trial website ... be based on performance from multiple test sites and years. In fall 2020, wheat was planted at all ... conditions. Harvest conditions were favorable and harvest dates average. Overall, grain test weight averaged ...

  4. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    Do not harvest a new perennial forage stand this fall. The ONLY exception to this rule is perennial ... for several years of harvesting operations. Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a concern with no-till ... moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. Follow the "footprint guide" that soil should ...

  5. Creeping Towards Harvest

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/creeping-towards-harvest

    University Extension Silage harvest- it’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that, I mean stressful ... and tiring. However, if you were to ask if corn planting or harvesting is more enjoyable, the answer ... of, “Well there’s no such thing as ‘re-harvesting’ is there?” would sum up my answer quite succinctly. ...

  6. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/24-2021/seeding-perennial-forages-late-summer

    rather than too deep. Do not harvest a new perennial forage stand this fall. The ONLY exception to this ... harvesting operations. Sclerotinia crown and stem rot is a concern with no-till seedings of alfalfa in late ... contact. Be aware that too much tillage depletes soil moisture and increases the risk of soil crusting. ...

  7. Assessing Calf Death Losses in a Beef-Dairy Crossbreeding Program

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/assessing-calf-death-losses-beef-dairy-crossbreeding

    program must not neglect the potential to increase calving difficulty due to increased birth weights. ... barns and fed a TMR to meet or exceed nutritional requirements. Prepartum cows and pregnant heifers were ... yield. It has been shown that high milk producing cows have reduced blood progesterone due to increased ...

  8. Pre-harvest Sprouting and Falling Number

    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/22-2021/pre-harvest-sprouting-and-falling-number

    -and-grain-quality-concerns for more on delayed grain harvest and grain quality.  Falling number (FN in seconds) is a widely ... harvested. This could lead to pre-harvest sprouting and other grain quality issues. However, the extent to ... conditions before it is harvested. For instance, white wheats tend to be more susceptible to pre-harvest ...

  9. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safely-keeping-farm-clean-cut

    control invasive weeds, increase visibility, or just make the property look nice. Operating a brush hog ... Here is some suggested clothing: Close-fitting clothing Heavy boots Safety glasses Heavy textured ... control. Adjust rear and front tires to sit farther out, increasing stability on slopes. Wear a seat belt ...

  10. Key Mastitis Control Points for Best Milk Quality

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/key-mastitis-control-points-best-milk-quality

    removal of cows from the milking herd, and increased treatments costs. Mastitis is caused by several ... pathogens which lead to mammary gland inflammation with the subsequent increase of somatic cell counts in ... Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), which specifies safety standards of Grade “A” milk. The quality of processed ...

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