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  1. 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

    The Ohio State University It is always important to monitor the yield of milk and the composition of ... increased in milk yield by about 2.8% from 2019 to 2020. During this same time period, milk fat percentage ... to 28,629 (4.1%) and Jersey cows increased from 21,855 to 22,596 lb/cow/year from 2019 to 2020. As ...

  2. 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

    Then the teams of students return to campus to finalize their assessment into a presentation for the ... following day. The students present their findings to a panel of judges consisting of individuals from the ... event in Ft. Wayne, IN, but due to the pandemic, the event had to be held virtually. With the virtual ...

  3. Roseler and Weiss Inducted into the Ohio State Dairy Hall of Service

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/roseler-and-weiss-inducted-ohio-state-dairy-hall

    Ohio State University The Dairy Science Hall of Service was initiated in 1952 to recognize worthy men ... Dwight Roseler grew up in Wellington, OH and has dedicated his career to assisting dairy farmers and ... in Indiana and then moved back to Ohio in 1996. For the past 25 years, Dwight has supported the Ohio ...

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

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-prices-costs-nutrients-margins-and-comparison

    respectively. Class III closed at $17.67/cwt in March, with protein continuing to decline slowly in price and ... a decrease to $17.63/cwt in June. Nutrient prices It can be helpful to compare the prices in Table 1 to the ... are about 33 and 64% higher compared to the 5-year averages ($0.39/lb and $0.08/lb, respectively). Net ...

  5. 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

    Extension Heat stress can lead to major challenges for lactating cows during peak milk production and dry ... the U.S., heat stress is estimated to generate between $1.69 and $2.36 billion in total annual loss to ... a THI of 72, with 72 to 79 causing mild stress. At 79 to 88 THI, cows enter moderate heat stress which ...

  6. USDA Projects Dairy Production to 2030

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/usda-projects-dairy-production-2030

    https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/outlooks/100526/oce-2021-1.pdf?v=3513.2. The following paragraphs and figure are taken from the report. Milk production is projected to rise at ... these projections, what can you continue doing to be successful? What might you need to change to ... improve your success?  I encourage you to work closely with your Extension Educator and other advisors to ...

  7. Considering Corn Silage Cost of Production

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/considering-corn-silage-cost-production

    11 to 28 ton/acre in 2017, 17 to 28 ton/acre in 2018, and 10 to 25 ton/acre in 2019. While some corn ... reported an average yield of 18.8 ton/acre, but yields ranged from 10 to 25 ton/acre. Yields directly ... three-year period from 2017 through 2019 (Table 1). Table 1.  Annual and average yields and returns per acre ...

  8. Beef Sire Selection for the Dairy Herd

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/beef-sire-selection-dairy-herd

    effectively utilizing beef sires to add value to the dairy based calf crop. The presentation can be viewed at: ... semen, many dairy farmers are choosing to utilize beef genetics to add value to their calf crop. On March ... 10, Al Gahler presented via Zoom during the OSU Extension Beef Team’s 2021 winter beef school on ...

  9. Forage Planting – How to Do It Well

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-2/forage-planting-%E2%80%93-how-do-it-well

    plant, will help improve chances for successful forage establishment. Check now to make sure soil pH and ... State University Extension Early spring provides one of the two preferred times to seed perennial ... accompanying article on preparing now for planting, along with the following 10 steps to follow on the day you ...

  10. Are You Ready for Death to Knock on Your Farm Business Door?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-1/are-you-ready-death-knock-your-farm-business-door

    skills need to be transferred to the next generation so they can be successful without you? If there is ... learn strategies and provide tools to successfully create a succession and estate plan that helps you ... to review and refresh your existing plan. Confront death before it knocks on your door. More ...

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