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  1. 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 ...

  2. 2021 4-H General Project Judging

    https://clermont.osu.edu/news/2021-4-h-general-project-judging

    Helpful tips and Project Completion Requirements REMINDER!  The following projects are judged as part of ... the Companion Animal Show, held on Tuesday of fair week.  Exhibitors will be required to register for ... a requirement for being a member in good standing.  Advisors can use the sheet below to assist with the project ...

  3. Warm Weather Means Warm Season Grasses

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/warm-weather-means-warm-season-grasses

    annuals also require less water to increase their dry matter volume. Now that corn and beans have been ... Broadcast seeding requires a firm seedbed and cultipacking after seeding is recommended to ensure adequate ... does require a level of care, as they can produce prussic acid (cyanide) and cause poisoning in ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Laundry Tips and Myths

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/laundry-tips-and-myths

    dermatologist, killing bacteria typically requires temperatures of 80 degrees below freezing. Our home freezers ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. The Southern Ohio Farm Show

    https://clermont.osu.edu/southern-ohio-farm-shows

    fall harvest, and Amanda Douridas and Jason Hartsuch will inform us about cover crop test plots. ... Jones and Gigi Neal for this food-focused episode. Next week's show will feature part 2 of Gigi ... Updated weather forecast with Aaron Wilson, tree identification with Dave Apsley, winter farm safety with ...

  8. Forms and Applications

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-and-applications

    otherwise noted.  When form due date falls on a weekend, forms are due by 4:30 pm on the next business day.  ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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