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  1. USDA Releases July Dairy Outlook

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/usda-releases-july-dairy-outlook

    Measures of Competitiveness bulletin available at: https://dairy.osu.edu/sites/dairy/files/imce/2019 ... (https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/101676/ldp-m-325.pdf?v=2053.7) on July 16, 2021. This monthly outlook provides supply and use projections based on the World ... here: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde. Production and Use Data According to data from the ...

  2. Seeding Perennial Forages in Late Summer

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

    decision to plant or not will have to be made for each individual field, considering soil moisture status ... seeding is the primary factor affecting successful establishment. No-till seeding in August is an ... excellent choice to conserve soil moisture for seed germination. Make sure that the field surface is ...

  3. 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

    steps: 1) teat-end exposure to pathogens (environment), 2) pathogens entering the mammary gland (open ... to screen for clinical cases of mastitis. Assess the success of your treatment protocols. Successful ... pathogens which lead to mammary gland inflammation with the subsequent increase of somatic cell counts in ...

  4. Forage Fertility: Where We Are and Why it Matters

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/forage-fertility-where-we-are-and-why-it-matters

    state of Ohio (NASS, 2017). Fertilizer costs represent 40 to 60% of the variable input costs of forage ... hay production (Ward et al., 2016, 2018), and so managing these costs is key to an Ohio forage ... producers’ ability to stay competitive. Furthermore, water quality issues in the state underscore the need ...

  5. 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

    to support strong uterine and abdominal contractions for the successful delivery of one or more ... program for all or a portion of their lactating cows in order to add value to newborn calves. In beef ... cattle, there is a moderate to high correlation between heritability of growth traits and their genetic ...

  6. Creeping Towards Harvest

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

    and tiring. However, if you were to ask if corn planting or harvesting is more enjoyable, the answer ... Since there is only one shot to get it right, you have to make corn silage harvest count. The feed you ... make in a few days’ time will likely influence your milk yields for the next year. We need to not only ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    continuing to decline in price from $2.81/lb in May to $2.51/lb in July. The Class III future for August is ... $16.50/cwt, followed by a slight increase to $16.66/cwt in September. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to ... compare the prices in Table 1 to the 5-year averages. The price of NE L and peNDF are about 37 and 41% ...

  8. Steps to Speed up Field Curing of Hay Crops

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/steps-speed-field-curing-hay-crops

    surrounding states is making it difficult to harvest hay crops.  We usually wait for a clear forecast before ... cases, it may be better to gamble more on the weather just to get the old crop off and a new one started. ... Some rain damage is not going to reduce the value much in that very mature forage. Before cutting ...

  9. Promising Vaccine Development to Control Johne’s Disease

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-4/promising-vaccine-development-control-johne%E2%80%99s

    for other common production diseases due to body weight loss and debilitating immune response. ... Infected animals with MAP are difficult to identify and segregate from the herd or flock due to: (1) long ... ingesting MAP via colostrum and milk as well as environmental exposure to MAP in manure from infected cows. ...

  10. Harvest Management of Sorghum Forages

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

    Summer-Annual Grasses. We planted a trial on July 19, 2013 near South Charleston, OH to evaluate the yield and ... planting, with the forage being cut to a 4-inch stubble height at each harvest. The NDF digestibility (NDFD) ... delayed for higher forage yield, the NDF level was near 70%. At 70% NDF, the forage would probably have to ...

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